In March of 2014, Thrive Life Church began serving meals to the homeless community that congregates in downtown Gainesville. What started out as a random mission opportunity, led to a weekly commitment that has seen TLC provide meals for over 2,500 people. Every Tuesday, our team meets in the City Hall parking lot, to prepare bag lunches for our friends. We then load up the trusty wagon, and begin walking the streets of downtown Gainesville in hopes of spreading love, joy, hope, and a bite to eat. We'd love for you to consider serving alongside of us in our continued efforts to "Be The GOSPEL"!
Our nursery serves toddlers from ages 1-4. We sing songs and teach small stories, in order to lay a strong foundation in the TLC toddlers!
Children's Church Teacher
Chynna B., Director of Children's Ministry
Our Children's Director is Chynna Bedford. Her along with other Thrive Life volunteers serve as teachers in our children's classes. All of our teachers have an unwavering passion for Christ, as well as a desire to lead and equip children to live a life that truly glorifies God. Their "childlike" love for God is fitting to their passion for God's little children. They've all been blessed with the ability to portray God's messages and principles to the kids in a way that keeps their attention, promotes growth and leaves them wanting to come back for more. We are blessed to have these strong, compassionate and dedicated volunteers on our staff, and we're sure that your children will be just as blessed to have them as teachers.
Lead a small group
Life is better when you share it with people who THRIVE! Our small groups are designed to connect our members outside of the church walls, where most of life is spent. These gatherings allow us to share love, sriptures, questions, defeats, victories, and countless other things... you know....LIFE! Small groups can determine their own schedule and meeting places. If you'd like to connect with a small group, or start your own contact Stefani Simmons during one of our Friday services!
The welcome team is one of the most important teams we have! Statistics show, that within the first 7 minutes of a first time guest arriving at your church, they've already made up their mind if they'll ever come back! We want every guest and member to be welcomed by a warm face, that reassures them that we are grateful that they've taken the time to join us, and that they are informed of what to expect during their time with us! We'd love for you to consider becoming a part of this vital team!
Dealing with all of the behind the scenes things is a vital part of assuring that our services are ran smoothly and without error. Our media team is responsible for the wonderful displays you see during service. All of the songs, lyrics, scriptures and images are organized and displayed through a computer ran by our media team. They ensure the sound is performing well and navigate the slides throughout service. The media team is a great team to consider if you have a niche for technology (though not required), or if you'd like to serve in a more "behind the scenes" role.
If you have a gift and passion for singing, playing an instrument, then we'd love for you to consider joining our worship team! In regards to our worship service, we can more than just about your gift, but the heart in which you use your gift. Worship is the foundation in which the entire service is laid upon. We are all created to worship, however God has gifted some of His children to lead it! If you're interested in joining our worship team, please connect with Pastor Lem for more details.
We hope you will visit us soon!
Email 3403 NW 13th St. Gainesville, Fl. 32609
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