Coming up on Friday, Sept. 30 & Saturday, Oct. 1, the 2016 Thrive Conference will be held at the River’s Edge Convention Center in St. Cloud! As your Christian music station, we are sponsoring this conference.
Our goal is to help women – like you – across the Central Minnesota area find the encouragement and support you need to continue to grow in your faith and bring ministry into the “real world” and enact real change.
Let’s learn a little bit about the organization hosting the Thrive Conference – Bridging The Gap – as well as the speakers and musicians who will be there. Tickets can be purchased here.
Bridging The Gap is a statewide women’s ministry for Minnesota. Their work is in enhancing the holistic well-being of women across cultures, generations and denominations.
5 areas of focus include: Prayer, Leadership, Events, Missions/Projects and Blogging.
Bridging The Gap is made up of real women living real life with real answers for the real world.
Bianca Juarez Olthoff
Bianca is passionate about God, teaching around the globe and on her blog about the life, love and pursuit of Jesus. She is the chief storyteller for the A21 Campaign, a global anti-human trafficking organization, and also works additionally as an advocate for justice in all its forms.
She has just published her first book, Play With Fire.
Stasi founded Ransomed Heart along with her husband, John Eldredge. She writes and speaks to women about the goodness of God.
Through Ransomed Heart, she works with others to: recover the treasure of the Gospel; transform lives; teach others to walk with God; provide ongoing nourishment; and more.
Meredith is a Dove Award-winning singer, songwriter and worship leader based out of Chicago. She’s released five albums since 2005, and currently leads worship with the Vertical Church Band at Harvest Bible Chapel in Chicago. She has three adopted brothers.
Susie is an author, national speaker and radio host with her own daily live talk show, Live the Promise with Susie Larson. She has a passion to see women everywhere strengthened in their faith and mobilized to live out their high call in Jesus Christ. As of this fall, she will be the author of 12 books.
Dr. Jolene Erlacher
Dr. Jolene is the founder of Leading Tomorrow, an organization which works to equip churches businesses, schools missions and others for inter-generational leadership in an evolving culture, especially in ministry contexts.
She is also fluent in Spanish, and has volunteered and studied in many countries including Mexico, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Jamaica, Kenya and South Africa.
Thrive Worship Music
River Valley Worship
River Valley Worship is a praise and worship Christian music group based in the River Valley Church, which has campuses across the Twin Cities metro and beyond. RVW is a collection of artists, musicians and songwriters from the church who came together as an extension of the Spirit happening in church gatherings. The group has released four albums to date.