MAKE YOUR PASSION YOUR CAREER

We think preparing you for effective ministry and preparing you to stand out on a resume go hand-in-hand. Here at Thrive School, you'll get focused career training while working towards your college degree, and doing real ministry as a part of the high-impact teams at Bayside Church, in Northern California.

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WORSHIP

To work in a growing church, it takes a lot more than onstage skill. You have to have a solid theological foundation for worship, be a capable music director, be able to build a team, train volunteers, navigate a church staff, and so much more. That’s what we’re going to train you to do.

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PRODUCTION

There are intangible skills developed during late night load-ins, troubleshooting with minutes before doors open, and actually making it happen behind a console that you just can’t learn anywhere else. That's why the Production Major has such a focus on hands-on learning.

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PASTORAL LEADERSHIP

Leadership at its core is a decision to reject current reality and fight for change. Pastoral Leadership is learning to bring about that change by caring for people in the way Jesus modeled for us. Effecting change is never easy, but in this major, you'll learn how to lead yourself, lead others, and create systems to support change.

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GAP YEAR OPTIONS

If you're not sure about a career in ministry quite yet, or just want to invest into your own leadership before heading on campus to a full-time University, you can join the Pastoral Leadership Major for one year and get a gap year experience without the gap.

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BAYSIDE CHURCH

You'll love your new home base. Bayside's five Northern California campuses host 15,000 people every weekend. Every student at Thrive School (and every staff person and instructor) plays a huge, hands-on role in services each weekend.

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THRIVE SCHOOL BLOG

Applicable ideas written by staff, students, people from every major and ministry perspective around here. At Thrive School, insightful training is easy to find - and this is a great place to start.

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FREE CHURCH RESOURCES

Downloads we've put together from media, training content, and processes here at Thrive School and Bayside Church. We think you'll find them useful at your church! More added all the time.

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