Small Groups for Pastors, Pastoral Couples, Ministry Wives and Women in Ministry Leadership

Do you ever feel isolated or lonely? Would you like to have deeper authentic relationships with others in similar church leadership roles? Perhaps you and your spouse would like to develop some deep friendships with other pastoral couples? Do you long for a deeper connection with God in community with other leaders? One of Thrive’s small groups may be just what you are looking for.

Soul Focus

Soul Focus

Join other pastors and ministry leaders as you cultivate a deeper walk with God, develop and practice the principles of soul care, and build authentic community. Each retreat is 3-4 hours long and includes teaching, spiritual practices, personal time of solitude and silence, group sharing and prayer ministry time.

Soul Focus Retreats (Scheduled)

Each half day retreat will include breakfast (in-person sessions only)*, teaching, prayer, silence and solitude for listening, personal reflection, and small group interaction. 

Remaining 2023 Dates:  Join us in person November 16, 8:30am-Noon.  

Please RSVP to   See our Events page for more information.

Cost:  Soul Focus in-person cost is currently $40 per personOnline format the cost is $20 per person.
Can’t afford the cost?  We encourage you join us and contribute what you can generously afford.  
Payment  can be made by cheque payable to Thrive Ministries or e-transfer to .
Mail cheques to: Thrive Ministries, PO Box 28013, Lakeport, St. Catharines, Ont. L2N 7P8

Soul Focus Retreats (Custom design for your leadership group )

We would be happy to work with you to design a Soul Focus retreat for your staff or leadership group. You can choose one of our suggested topics or we can build a custom retreat for you. Contact us to discuss specifics for your group and cost.

Some suggested topics

  1. Awakening to the Presence of God in Everyday Moments
  2. Come as You Are
  3. The Wall – When God Interrupts
  4. Cultivating a Spiritually Alive Walk with God
  5. Down and Out (Based on Exodus 3:7-8)
  6. Hidden Hindrances (Based on 2Kings5:1-15)
  7. Jesus, Who do You Say I Am?
  8. Finding Jesus on the Road of Life

Simple Faith Series

Combine 2 or 3 of the following spiritual practices to create a custom retreat designed to help you draw nearer to God.

  • Simple Presence
  • Simple Gratitude
  • Simple Prayer
  • Simple Silence & Solitude
  • Simple Joy
  • Simple Scripture
  • Simple worship

Thrive Ministries provides:

  • Session facilitation
  • Materials
  • Experientials

Requesting Group provides:

  • Venue
  • Food
  • Registration
  • Facilitator expenses (mileage*, accommodation, meals)
  • Honorarium

*Breakfast is not included in online retreats

Date Nights

Date Nights

We have ‘paused’ Date Nights in order to focus on individual time with pastoral couples.  Would you like to meet with a Thrive Ministry couple for prayer and encouragement?  Contact us via email

Ministry Wives Group

Ministry Wives Group

Married to a pastor or ministry leader? Please join us for a casual evening of dialogue, prayer and refreshments where you will have an opportunity to spend some time with other ladies who fill the unique role of being married to a ministry leader.

Please contact us for location and to let us know that you are coming by emailing