Pastors Jacob & Hannah had long dreamed of planting a church centered on the goal of seeing people thrive with new life in Christ. That dream became a reality in 2013, as 29 people moved across the country to launch Thrive Church. Setup that first weekend at Mammoth Heights Elementary School took 14 hours. Yet, each team member involved was excited to take part in what God was doing.
Since then, we have seen God add to His church, as one experience became two, allowing us to reach more people in 2014. In 2015, we had an Easter outreach that grabbed the attention of the community, and more than 2,000 people attended. In 2016, we moved to a perfect new location, Parker Performing Arts School. We also started Flourish (a women’s conference), added staff, and got office space. In 2017, we launched a student ministry, started Courageous (a men’s event), added more staff, and increased our office space. In 2018, we hosted Flourish at the Paramount Theater in Denver with some of the nation’s top speakers, and released our first worship EP.
Beyond the places and spaces God has taken us, there is a significantly greater story that encompasses what God has done in the lives of so many people. We have seen hundreds of people find faith in Christ. Many have been baptized. It has been an honor to see people come alive to their spiritual purpose as they jump in and serve in an area of their passion. Thousands of people have been impacted nationally and globally as we have had the privilege of giving away hundreds of thousands of dollars to missions.
And we truly feel we are just getting started. We believe God is beginning a movement in this region that will spread the message of Jesus to thousands of people who are far from Christ. We invite you to see for yourself how exciting church can be when the focus is simple and people are free to seek God with passion.