There are many things going on at Thrive outside of gathering for worship service...here's just a few!
"Whatever you've done to the least of these...you've done it to me." (Matt. 25:4) "Be The Gospel" is the name of our mission team, that focuses on sharing God's word through love and deeds. "Thrive Walk", (an extenstion of that team) is a group of volunteers who prepare and serve dinner to the homeless community in downtown Gainesville every Tuesday evening. We also collect and distribute care packages and clothes periodically throughout the year. Through our serving, many people have heard the message of Jesus and seen His love in action, and have in turn found hope and peace, while accepting Him as their Lord and Savior.
Life is better when you're connected!
Here at Thrive Life Church, we encourage you to get connected with a small Thrive Group. Thrive Groups are a great way for our members and future members to connect outside of church to, simply put, "share life". These groups meet several times a month to encourage, support, and build lifelong relationships. These are not your traditional "study groups". Though we incorporate scriptures and topic studies, the meetings consist of roughly 20% theology, and 80% life. We'd love for you to become connected with a Thrive Group, and join us as we strengthen our church from the inside out.
Man Up Crew
Here at Thrive Life Church, our "Man Up Crew" is a great opportunity for guys to come together to strengthen, encourage and have some good clean fun. As women often say, "guys are a different creature from a different planet". The jury is still out on that one... Nevertheless, as men, we do face things that only other guys can fully relate to, and our men's ministry provides an opportunity to share experiences, gain insight and give strategy on maneuvering through life's obstacles.
Just to clarify, our ministry isn't soley about "discussing our feelings", we also know how to "let our hair down" (well, for those of us who still have it) and have a good time. We meet once a month to get out and do something fun. Some of our past activities have included, golf, Gator games, theme parks and paintball, to name a few. We also like to come together once a month to grab breakfast. We always try to experience something new, so if you're interested in joining our men's ministry, we'd love for you to bring your ideas. Contact Alonzo Mason for more info, or just stop by our worship service this Friday @ 6:45.
Alonzo Mason Jr. Email: email@example.com Phone: (352) 575-5729
Thrive Life Divas:
The women's ministry at Thrive Life Church, also known as "Thrive Life Divas", is a ministry for all women - no matter your age, background or lifestyle. We want to meet ladies right where they are, and come along side of them - encouraging, supporting, praying and equipping them in their journey with God. We want to grow our faith and demonstrate His love and grace through our lives and relationships. We want deeper, Christ-centered relationships with each other. Together, we can become the type of women that honors our Father, sets the example for our families and draws in other women to seek a closer relationship with Jesus Christ.
Our desire is to meet women inside and out of the church walls to impact the complete life of our sisters. Some of our gatherings include bible studies, group readings with an oh-so nice balance of spa days, movies and dinners! We'd love for you to come and grow with us!
Thrive Couples Ministry:
Our relationships THRIVE! Our hope through our couple's ministry, is to enrich the overall quality of relationship between each other and with God. Whether it's a couple that have been married for 50 years, or a dating relationship that's still in its early stage, the ultimate goal of every relationship is to unite, grow and prosper; and The Bible is full of core values that will help every relationship do just that. There's invaluable lessons that can be shared with each other through our own personal battles, losses and victories. Sometimes it can be so easy to become engulfed by life, by the routines and demands that overwhelm each day, that before you know it, your relationship has suffered, become stagnant and at times, lifeless.
Together, with Christ at the center, we want to nourish, strengthen and revitalize the relationships within our church. God wants our relationships to thrive, and this ministry will help yours to do just that. This is the newest ministry in our church and we are extremely excited to see it grow. We will have Bible studies and group sessions to equip and inform our couples, as well, we will arrange couple's retreats and date nights. We would love for you to come and be a part of this growing ministry! If you have any questions, you may contact us at the information below, or as always, you can stop by and see us this Friday @ 6:45!
We hope you will visit us soon!
Email 3403 NW 13th St. Gainesville, Fl. 32609
firstname.lastname@example.org (Inside of Parkview Baptist Church)