We strive to be deeply rooted and flourishing together in Christ.
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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Join the discussion and stay up-to-date. Join our Facebook Group or follow us on Instagram.

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Subscribe to our Thrive monthly newsletter and find out what’s happening in the women’s ministry. Each month we share important event information, encouraging stories and ways to further your faith.

Questions? Contact us.

Join a Group

Women’s small groups are 6–12 women who help each other become more like Christ. Women gather together to they share life, pursue God and invest in others. Below are some opportunities for women’s small groups.

Thrive Summer Bible Study Groups

Thrive Summer Bible Study Groups are women’s small groups that meet weekly during the summer months at each of our campuses. Studies vary by campus. Childcare is available. When we journey together, we Thrive!

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Respectfully Yours

This nine-week small group is for women who want to understand how to thrive in marriage and relationships. This is a study about identity, respect and relationship within the context of marriage. Learn to flourish through Scripture, practical ideas and biblical application. All women are invited to attend.

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Women’s Community Small Groups

Join us for Group Launch! A special event to help you to get plugged into a small group. Group Launch happens each September and January. Registration required. Check back for updated info about Fall Group Launch.

Thrive Night - 4/17/18



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.




Join us for this amazing 2-day experience at Cornerstone University. Past speakers have included Jennie Allen (founder of IF), Rebekah Lyons and much more. Lunch, various snacks, water and coffee provided.

Thrive Night

Thrive Night is an inspirational, spirit-filled event for all women. Held at the Cascade Campus, Thrive Night will encourage you with hope and joy. Invite your family, friends and others from the Grand Rapids, MI community. No cost but you can help by bringing an appetizer or dessert.

Women FAQ

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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 East Paris 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.