Read what other pastors and ministry leaders have to say about Thrive Ministries, their groups and seminars.


Renewing the Flame Burnout Prevention

Without reservation, the Renewing the Flame seminars were the catalyst that put this broken pastor back on the road to complete health.  The teaching and content are first-class and provide “hands-on” principles that, if applied, will lead to restoration and healing.  I am forever grateful for the way God used these seminars to work healing in my life and ministry.
Mark – Pastor, Grand Rapids

An absolute must for Christian leaders!
Steve – Pastor, Western Michigan

Unfinished Business Groups

I was hesitant at first to even consider attending unfinished business. It didn’t really jive with my understanding of what it was to be a guy. I couldn’t have been more wrong. There were certainly some uncomfortable moments, but the course, and the skills that I learned, have helped me become a better dad and husband. I also learned new ways to connect with God and was able to gain a deeper understanding of the reasons behind some of the issues I’ve struggled with for years.
G.B. – Niagara Region

My experience was truly amazing!  I received a newfound freedom as I acknowledged my pain, let go of secrets and burdens and all the stuff I was never meant to carry and handed it all to Jesus.
P.W. – Niagara Region

Growing Intimacy with God Retreat

This retreat that has been a blessing for me as a pastor. Ministry is often hard and our own souls can grow weary. This retreat helped me to strengthen the soul of my leadership by refocusing on increasing my intimacy with God.”
Pastor – Niagara Region

I have often thought that to know the Bible better is to know God better. But this retreat showed me just how much God wants me to know Him better. I learned how some of my deep-rooted and forgotten hurts have kept me from feeling His love and presence. I had a chance to grieve the pain and release it to God. A truly amazing and unexpected experience to help me walk closer to God.

This retreat has impacted my life greatly! I felt cut off from God. The information presented in a safe, non judgmental environment helped me to see where that dam was. I highly recommend the retreat weekend, away from all distractions, to grow a deeper intimacy with God.

Pastors Day

The fellowship was good … Excellent topic presented well…worship was great … food was awesome … ‘gifts’ outstanding!

I could feel the compassion for pastors when I walked through the doors.

I really enjoyed connecting with other ‘shepherds in the same boat’.

I left feeling encouraged in my relationship with God rather than feeling like I had been given 10 new things I now had to integrate into ministry to be ‘successful’.