Sacramento Ca
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Raising the next generation of Christian leaders.

Leadership Development

Learn to love and lead like Jesus.

Spiritual Growth

Deeper faith and relationship with God.

Ministry Experience

3 different tracks in leadership, worship, and production

University Education

Associate and Bachelor degree options through Southeastern University.

Our Mission

We're crazy about seeing you thrive.

We think equipping you for effective ministry and preparing you to stand out on a resume go hand-in-hand. Thrive College's one to two-year program is the best way to make your passion your career. Our students focus on one of four concentration tracks for the duration of Thrive College.

These tracks include:
Leadership, Worship, and Production


Bayside Church
Sacramento, CA

Thrive College was born out of the heart of Bayside Church. Our mission statement is simple:
Reach wide, teach deep, and unleash compassion.

We believe healthy things grow!
As a result our church is quickly multiplying.

One church,
many campuses.
Bayside Adventure
Bayside Blue Oaks
Bayside Davis
Bayside Folsom
Bayside Granite Bay
Bayside Orange County
Bayside Santa Rosa
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Personal Growth.

Developing your skills for a life of ministry is vital - but your personal growth is what keeps our team up at night. Our goal is for every student to leave Thrive College having grown and developed skills in their faith, ministry, and education.

We do this by focusing on three main areas: Discipleship, Internships, and Academics.

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Our Legacy.






hours of

Over 60,000 + hours of ministry.

F.A.Q & How To’s

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Who is Thrive College for?

Thrive College is for anyone who has graduated high school and wants to either pursue a ministry career or invest in their own leadership while attending a university.

How long is the program?

Our program runs from August through May (nine months). At the end of your first year you will have the opportunity to apply to return for a second year.

Is Thrive College accredited?

Southeastern University (Lakeland, FL) partners with Thriving Churches International to host an instructional site on the church campus, and offer students affordable degree programs. Thrive College is a ministry of Thriving Churches International.

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