Developing your skills for a life of ministry is vital - but your personal growth is what keeps our team up at night. We’re fanatically committed to seeing you develop as a Christ-follower, as an individual, as a friend, and as a leader. We make that happen in three key ways. 


All students attend ‘D Times’ together, three times a week.

This is where we study the Bible as a big group and learn from Bayside pastors, guest speakers, and each other - letting God’s Word and what he’s done in our lives teach and encourage the whole body of students (Colossians 3:16, Psalm 119:130). 


You’ll be a part of a smaller ‘D Group’ that meets every Thursday.

These groups become the driving force behind your spiritual growth at Thrive School. You and a few other students (of the same gender), led by a Thrive School staff member, will meet every week to learn from and challenge each other - and over the course of the program, really become a part of God’s work in each other’s lives. Wherever you’re at now, these groups are designed to drive you closer to God and closer to other believers (Proverbs 27:17).

There is no other place where I grew more than in D Group. The constant challenges, life lessons, and never-failing accountability grew me closer to a group of guys that I’ll be friends with for the rest of my life. More importantly, my relationship with God is stronger than ever before.
— Colton Tucker

About every month, we press pause on the regular schedule for a one or two day mini-conference, called an 'Intensive' (for a reason). 

Each Intensive is a fast-paced download of valuable information that’s immediately applicable to your life. Several guest speakers and pastors will teach on one core topic each time; communication skills, essentials of the faith, relationships, health, finances - we’ve got the bases covered to launch you into a life of productive ministry, where you’re also taking care of yourself (2 Timothy 2:2, Hebrews 13:7).