This History of Thrive
THRIVE got its start on Cape Cod being born in the hearts and prayers of pastors and church people from across Cape Cod. THRIVE Cape Cod is co-led by Pastor Ben Feldott (Cape Cod Church), Pastor Doug Scalise (Pastor, Brewster Baptist Church), Charles Galda (Vision New England), and its genesis came in conversations with Clive Calver, former President of the Evangelical Alliance of the UK and of World Relief. While leading the Evangelical Alliance, Clive was at the forefront of the widespread renewal of the Church across England that came in part through the Spring Harvest initiative, an ongoing series of yearly gatherings of England's evangelical Christians. Together, listening to what God did across the ocean, we began to dream about what might be possible on Cape Cod if the Church met, collaborated, and worked together.
The THRIVE Cape Cod Conference launched in 2017 and has since become an annual event, gathering people from Cape Cod's evangelical churches seeking to be inspired and encouraged - through worship, messages, conversations and collaboration - to support the work of God in our churches and in our local communities.
We learned from this that there is a desire and need for believers to gather and encourage each other, and focus on the issues that affect their churches and communities with a desire for action to cause both to THRIVE. And we've been amazed at the "organic outcomes" from THRIVE that include people plugging into existing ministries and community efforts, and starting new ministries to serve those in need.
We are working together with pastors across New England to bring THRIVE to more and more communities to see similar outcomes that affect how we make disciples, do justice, love mercy and walk humbly.
At a THRIVE Conference you will....
Gather and worship with Christians from churches across your area.
Be inspired by keynote speakers with a shared vision of what God could do in our churches and in our communities.
Hear from experts, leaders, and practitioners in specific areas of ministry and community service that you are passionate about.
Meet together to brainstorm new and effective ways to grow, bless our communities, and reflect the love and message of Christ in our churches and across this region.
Each year we're adding more THRIVES and you can check back here to find when one is going to be near you, or join Vision New England and get monthly updates on our progress.