what to expect on your first visit

We are excited that you are choosing to be our guest at Thrive Church on a Sunday morning very soon. Making a first time visit to a church can be a little overwhelming. We know that you may have a ton of questions regarding your visit, from kids ministries to attire. This page is dedicated to answer some of those questions. Our goal is that your whole family is able to enjoy the worship experience from the moment you pull up on campus at one of our locations. We love meeting first time guests and look forward to seeing you this Sunday! 

Frequently Asked Questions: 

Please make sure to check out our informational video about Thrive if you haven't had the opportunity. INFORMATIONAL VIDEO

Q: What do you believe? 

A: Check out our "About Us" page for information about beliefs, our pastor and staff. BELIEFS & ABOUT US PAGE

Q: I noticed you have two locations. So, do you have live teaching or video? Are they the same in format? 

A: The answer is yes to all of the above. We use live teaching, video teaching and our campus teaching team will also teach on Sundays. Both locations use the same format for kids, worship and teaching. 

Visit our locations and service times page here: LOCATIONS

Q: What type of dress attire should we be prepared for? 

A: Our Lead Pastor, Campus Pastors and Campus Teams will all be dressed casual. Pastor Kevin will be in jeans. Dress comfortable. The big thing is to make sure you wear clothes. But wear what you would like.

Q: Do you have ministries for my kids? Will they be safe? What ages?

A: Yes! Bring all your kids. We love children at Thrive. On Sundays, each location has trained kids workers who are background checked and that have prepared environments for your children. Our nursery, pre-K and elementary environments are FUN, SAFE and ENGAGING for children. We want them to leave learning about the Bible and desiring to come back for more! To learn more about kids, visit our Thrive Kids Page: CLICK HERE

Q: I have teenagers. What do you have for them? 

A: We have an awesome youth worship experience on Wednesdays at our Chesterfield location at 7PM. There is pre and post service activities as well as worship, teaching and small groups. Teenagers sit with their parents on Sundays. They don't like to tell their parents, but they really enjoy the Sunday worship experience at Thrive :) 

Q: Do you guys believe and teach the Bible? I have heard that some churches that are modern, like Thrive, have been shying away from that. 

A: Yes, we believe and teach the whole Bible. We make it where it is understandable and applicable. You will find that several times a year we will go through a book in the Bible chapter by chapter and verse by verse. Many of our attenders tell us that they enjoy the messages because they are Biblically centered and easy to apply to daily life. 

Take some time to listen or watch some of our messages to get a taste of what you will experience: MESSAGES

Q: How long do your worship experiences last? 

A: From start to finish they are about 75 minutes. However, folks love to show up early for our FREE cafe on Sunday mornings to eat good food and hang out with other people. 

Q: What can I expect the worship experience to be like? 

A: You will find a relaxed and friendly environment from the parking lot all the way through your experience. We have a host team when you walk in that will show you around and help you understand the kids check-in process. 

Q: What is the music like? Do you clap? And I hate to ask this but will there be any crazy stuff going on during worship? 

A: Our music is high-energy and upbeat. We have a full band at each location with drums, electric guitar, piano and skilled singers. We sing songs that you would be accustomed to hearing on Christian radio as well as from the top artists in Christian worship. We sing songs from Hillsong, Elevation Worship, Tomlin, Bethel, Crowder, Matt Redman and Jesus Culture. 

You will not see anything crazy at Thrive. We understand that all people worship differently. Some people clap. We encourage everyone to enjoy the experience in a way that feels comfortable to them. 

Hopefully this website will help you get a good feel of what Thrive Church is all about. Thank you for taking time to come to our website. 

If you have any questions you can always email us at info@thrivechurch.me