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Introducing Thrive!

Nine ministries of the Christian Reformed Church have joined together to better equip and encourage our congregations. Our new name is Thrive.

As we make this transition, we continue to support churches in the areas of faith formation, safer churches, disability access, racial justice and diversity, pastors and church support, chaplaincy, justice, and worship.

As Thrive staff we want to come alongside your church to assist, to resource, and to support. We want your church to become - or continue to be - successful, strong, and healthy. Our Thrive team of advisors and specialists are ready and willing to serve the congregations, classes, and members of the Christian Reformed Church. Together we are able to do God’s work in the world better than any of us could do on our own.

Our new mandate from synod asks Thrive “to provide expertise, wisdom, and compassionate support to congregations while remaining attentive to a wide range of opportunities and challenges facing the church today." Combining the nine congregational ministries into the one Thrive agency allows us to be more accessible, more integrated, and more responsive in our engagement with Christian Reformed congregations and ministry leaders.

Your prayers and financial support remain vital to our mission. At Thrive, we depend on the generous contributions from Ministry Shares, individual gifts, and church offerings to continue making a meaningful impact.

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Lesli van Milligen

Lesli van Milligen

Canadian Director
Chris Schoon

Chris Schoon

US Director
Thrive Staff Photo September 2023