Learn to love and lead like Jesus.
Deeper faith and relationship with God.
3 different tracks in leadership, worship, and production
Associate and Bachelor degree options through Southeastern University.
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
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.
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.
To learn more click on each box.
We believe that as followers of Jesus we are called to be disciples and be disciple-makers. Discipleship is the heartbeat of Thrive School. We’re fanatically committed to seeing you develop as a Christ-follower, as an individual, as a friend, and as a leader.
We do that in three ways: Discipleship Groups, Discipleship time, & Intensives.
Every student will be engaged in an internship at Bayside Church. Your internship will give you hands on experience in ministry and prepare you for leadership in the marketplace. Our world class staff is ready to pour into your chosen concentration track.
These internship tracks include:
Leadership, Worship, Production, and Digital Media
During your time at Thrive School, you will not only gain ministry experience, but you will also have the opportunity to pursue your degree at Southeastern University.
Southeastern University (Lakeland, FL) partners with Thriving Churches International to host an instructional site on Thrive’s campus.
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.
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.
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.