Donation Categories:

Pastors Day

Annual full day event that celebrates pastors and church leaders. It includes education, a book related to the theme of the day, gifts for each pastor, a gourmet meal and opportunities to engage in authentic dialogue about real ministry and live challenges.  Held the last Thursday of January.  Your donation helps subsidize the cost of the day.

Budget for 2021 Pastors Day:  $3900

Cost:  $80 per person


Thrive offers a variety of retreats for pastors, church leaders and their spouses that address a number of topics including deepening their relationship with God and burnout or bullying prevention/recovery. This includes Soul Focus and Growing Intimacy with God retreats.

Cost:  Soul Focus $140 per person for 4 retreats.   Growing Intimacy with God – $350 per person

Participants in Soul Focus retreat please make cheques payable to Thrive Ministries or e-transfer to  Please indicate Soul Focus with your payment.

Unfinished Business

These 14 week groups, based on formational prayer, help individuals heal from past ministry and life experiences.  By taking some of their ‘baggage’ to the Lord they find freedom from behaviours that impact their relationships and leadership.

$450 per person

Date Night

Provides encouragement to 4 – 6 pastoral couples with dinner and an evening of fellowship, learning and activities that build into their marriages.  Teaching provided by pastoral marriage specialists Carsten & Linda Pellman of Shepherd’s Heart minity.

Cost:  $70 per couple for one Date Night or $280 for 4 Date Nights                     Online Cost:  $20 per couple

Participants in Date Night please make cheques payable to Thrive Ministries or e-transfer to  Please indicate Date Night with your payment.

General Fund

Donations help with expenses such as small groups for pastors or ministry wives, burnout prevention seminars, night out gift cards, bullying prevention and recovery resources, website, marketing, printing, etc.


When donating online, you will be taken our charitable organization, The Great Commission Foundation (TGCF), who handles our charitable receipting.

Don’t want to donate online?  No Problem.

Donations can be made through The Great Commission Foundation as follows:

  1. By Phone: Call Toll-Free 1-855-488-7020 for credit card or debit donations (indicate Thrive Ministries #139 as the project)
  2. By cheque:   Make payable to The Great Commission Foundation. (Please write Thrive Ministries #139 in the memo line of the cheque.
  3. If you do not require a charitable receipt, e-transfer to or cheques can be made payable to Thrive Ministries 
  4. Mail cheques to: PO Box 28013, Lakeport, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada, L2N 7P8