don't call it a conference.
SERIOUSLY, THRIVEanooga is Not a conference.
It's a highly-relational and truly interactive event created by youth ministers for youth ministers. We took everything we love about conferences, and added more of that. We also threw away the stuff we didn't love and added what we thought was missing. The end result was a two and half day event unlike anything else you've ever been to.
We call that result "Thriveanooga",
and we think you're going to love it!
"Everything about Thriveanooga felt exactly right. The conflab model that allowed for real expertise to be engaged and shared was perfect. Not once did I find myself being talked at or unseen. This experience was intimate and wonderful."Carol Wiget (Birmingham)
OVER THE Last 2 yearS, we had youth ministers from over 40 dioceses take part in Thriveanooga!
"I have never felt so fed and inspired and seen in my ten years of ministry. At Thriveanooga, I found companions on this road of ministry who’ve lived the same experiences as me. The solidarity and support is second to none. The opportunity to be poured into rather than being the sole person pouring into others was invaluable."Megan Moore(Dubuque)
"I had no idea how much I needed this experience. It was everything I hoped and prayed for, and then a whole lot more. I'm so thankful we were able to connect, share ideas, problem solve, and be spiritually fed in a way that I've never experienced before."Jill Alderfer(Jacksonville)
"As ministers, we pour into others so much and so often; and there aren't always resources and ways for our own cups to be filled. You should come to Thriveanooga to be poured into, refreshed, renewed, and restored."Natalie Pronio(Baltimore)