Thrive Conference Saturday, February 9, 2019 8:30am to 12:15pm
Thrive is an experience designed for anyone who is in a group, leads a group, serves on a ministry team or for personal growth. Our different breakouts will focus on practical topics like leadership development, spiritual formation, and caring for others well. Join us for an inspirational morning designed to help you THRIVE in your role. Information will be presented on how to become empowered and have fun. Join us for a great morning designed to help you and your group THRIVE!
Thrive is back for its fourth year. At the Thrive, we gather leaders throughout New Life to be refreshed and encouraged with God’s vision for His Church, and equipped to be an even better leader wherever God has placed them on mission, to help them Thrive. It is a Saturday morning that will leave you energized and ready to get after the serious business of shepherding people toward full devotion to Jesus Christ. Plus, it’s a ton of fun. You may be thinking, “yeah, yeah… but what’s going to happen at this thing?” Great question! Here’s what to expect:
Main Stage Sessions: We want main stage sessions to be like rocket fuel for you. We’ll inspire you with God’s unstoppable vision for His Church and provide you with easily transferable principles that can make you a more effective leader in any group or ministry team.
Breakout Sessions: We will offer two different breakout sessions where you can learn best practices for specific ministry areas or key topics. With six different breakouts to choose from, no matter your role, there will be breakout sessions for you to learn and grow.
"The breakouts especially were helpful and the materials that were given out were useful"
"Getting together to talk with other leaders was awesome"
Fill Up First Every leader helps to create environments where people grow relationally and in their faith. Yet, each leader needs to be growing in their everyday walk with Jesus as well. In this breakout, you will learn about how to develop healthy spiritual practices that promote growth and gain practical tips on how to lead yourself and others.
Disaster Relief Everyone experiences challenges in life. In times of crisis, we need support. When others are suffering, we can offer support. Because group leaders are in relationship with group participants, they have an unprecedented opportunity to help their group provide the kind of support that is needed at just the right time.
Helping You Facilitate a Group Discussion which leads to Spiritual Transformation with Kim Parrish This breakout session will help us learn how to teach from a new perspective, how to ask good questions and engage everyone at the table. The purpose of facilitating a group is for everyone to grow and learn from the group. Learn how to ask questions and present your material in a way that helps everyone grow.
Breakout Session 2
Engaging Students to talk about Spiritual Things with Tex Rule & Greg Lavine Whether we are a leader in our children / student ministries or a parent, we all know how challenging leading children and teenagers can be. Pastor Greg & Tex sit down and talk through practical steps for ways in which we can engage, talk with, and create wins in our children’s and teenagers’ life.
Developing Others with Zach Imboden How can you, as a leader, identify and develop other leaders? This breakout is a three-step process to help you find leaders around you. It will focus on how to identify, develop, and launch future leaders.
Sharing Your Story with Bill Smith Everyone loves a good story. They draw us in, touch our hearts, and compel us to action. In this session, you'll learn how to lead people to Christ by connecting your life's story to God's story and the stories of people around you. Understanding these three stories and how they connect will help you build relationships, be a more effective leader, and help group members take their next steps in being lifelong followers of Christ.
Frequently Asked Questions
LOCATION New Life Bible Fellowship 4900 W. Cortaro Farms Rd Tucson, AZ 85742
CHECK-IN Check-in begins at 8:00 a.m. foyer of New Life Bible Fellowship. Your conference packet will contain a lanyard and your conference book with breakout outlines and information about our main session speakers.
ATTIRE Conference attire is casual. We will be wearing jeans, T-shirts, and shoes. You’re welcome to do the same.
CHANGING BREAKOUTS When you register on the morning of the conference you will be able to swap.
CHILDREN AND CHILDCARE We are unable to accommodate children at this conference, and they will not be allowed in the main sessions or the breakouts. Please make alternate arrangements for any childcare needs. If it is necessary to bring a nursing infant, a nursing room will be provided.