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Women that journey together and Thrive!

What is Thrive?

Thrive is our Women’s Ministry. As women, God created us to connect with others for encouragement and challenge. Thrive helps women—of all ages and stages of life—pursue God, build relationships and flourish in Christ. Cultivate a deeper faith through small groups, monthly gatherings & special events. Plug in and dig deep. We don’t just grow… we THRIVE.

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Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Subscribe to our Thrive monthly newsletter and find out what’s happening in the women’s ministry. Included are important event information and encouraging stories.

Questions? Contact us.

Join a Group

Small Groups are 3–12 women who help each other become more like Christ. Women thrive when they share God’s Word and open their lives to one another. Below are some opportunities for women’s small groups.

Thrive Summer Study

Thrive Summer Studies available at your campus June – August. Join us for a wonderful time of connection and encouragement as we journey together with God. New small groups will be formed at each campus. Dates and times will vary. Click to find out more about Thrive Summer Study. A requested donation between $10 – $13 depending on campus to cover the cost of the book. Scholarships are available upon request.  No one will be turned away due to an inability to pay.

Women’s Community Groups

Other women’s small groups meet out in the greater Grand Rapids area. These groups choose their own studies, days, times, and locations to meet.   New Women’s Community Groups launch in September or February or you may join an existing group by using, Group Finder .

ABC Moms

If you have children ages 0-6 years old, join ABC Moms to grow in your faith, connect with other mothers, and be encouraged in your roles as wife, mom, sister and friend. Women from all campuses meet on the second, fourth, and fifth Tuesday of the month.  The ministry year runs from the end of September through the beginning of May. We request a donation of $69 per semester to support the program. Scholarships are available. We have a children’s program for birth to toddlers. Email ABC Moms with any questions.

Thrive Night - 4/25/17



Thrive Gatherings

Thrive Gatherings are light-hearted and fun-filled campus events where you can relax and get to know women in your community! Enjoy a delicious meal, personal story of God’s faithfulness and fun activity.

Thrive Gatherings are 6:30–8:30 pm at the Cascade, Kentwood and Knapp Street Campuses. The East Paris Campus meets at The Warehouse at the new building site.


Thrive Night

Thrive Nights are a time of worship and inspiration with nationally-known guest speakers. This large-group event will encourage and help you cultivate a deeper faith.

Bring your friends and plan to attend. All campuses meet at Cascade Campus from 7–9 pm.

Thrive Christmas

More information coming soon!

Women FAQ

Here are a few questions we are frequently asked about Women’s Ministry.

Don’t see your question? Send us an email.

  • How old can my kids be to attend the childcare program?

    Our weekday childcare programs are intended for children ages birth–kindergarten. Please contact the ABC Moms Director or your campus Thrive Groups Childcare Coordinator about other availability if you homeschool or have older children.

  • Do on-campus groups provide childcare?

    Childcare is available for day-time on-campus Thrive Groups and ABC Moms only. Registration is required for each child. See your Thrive Small Groups or ABC Moms for more information about applicable fees and scholarship opportunities.

  • How much does it cost to join ABC MOMS?

    ABC Moms is for women from all campuses and meets at the Cascade Campus the second, fourth, and fifth Tuesday of each month during the school year. We request a donation of $69 per semester to supplement and run the program. Stop by the NEXT STEPS area at any campus for more information or send us an email.

  • I am unable to pay. Do you have financial assistance?

    No one will be turned away because of an inability to pay. If you need financial assistance to attend be able to attend a group, please contact your program Director and she would be glad to assist you.

  • Can I join an on-campus Thrive Small Group at any time?

    Thrive Groups meet onsite September through early May. New groups launch each fall.  You may join one of these groups any time throughout the year.  Click here to see what groups are available at your campus.

    Women’s Community Groups launch twice a year in September or February.  The fastest way to get plugged into a group is by using our online tool called Group Finder. Click here to find a Women’s Small Group now.

    If you have any questions about joining a women’s small group (on-campus or off-site) your Women’s Ministry Campus Director would love to assist you. Click here to send them your questions.

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Thrive Night – April 25, 2017




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