About Thrive

April 28th – April 30th, 2016

We know you give a lot of yourself to others. Now, it’s your turn to receive.

We know that it can be difficult to go into ministry or business alone. Our goal at Thrive Conference is to make you feel appreciated, loved, encouraged and motivated. We strive to connect us all more closely with the one who is the ultimate source of inspiration and power.

When churches and businesses thrive…

  • Lives are transformed
  • Hearts are set on fire
  • Hope is rekindled
  • Communities are changed
  • Compassion is ignited
  • Young adults are challenged
  • Marriages are healed
  • The poor are lifted
  • The world has hope
  • And the Kingdom of God is EXPANDED!

This is what Thrive is all about. – Ray Johnston

Frequently Asked Questions

Who should attend Thrive?

You should! If you're a leader in any capacity - a pastor, business owner, team leader, community leader - Thrive is a fun, encouraging and insightful conference aimed at bringing your leadership to the next level.

Where is Thrive Conference held each year?

Glad you asked! Thrive Conference has been held at Bayside Church in lovely Granite Bay, CA for the last 10 years. We are located 90 minutes from beautiful Lake Tahoe, 2 hours from San Francisco and 2 hours from Napa Valley.

How can I learn more about Thrive?

Keep checking back for more details! We're constantly adding more information about key note speakers, artists and providing you with other exciting resources like the Thrive Blog, and Thrive Resources.


Registrations are not refundable. Registrations are transferable.

You may transfer to another individual to attend in the current year.

All attendees must have a ticket regardless of age. Due to space constraints we are not able to offer childcare.

Conference Details


We’ve put together a great list of nearby hotels where you can book with a special rate. Click here for more information.


Please wear your name badge at all times while at the conference. It’s your ticket into all the sessions.


Our campus is wireless. You can connect comfortably in our lobby or anywhere else on campus through baysidewifi.


You may go to the breakout of your choice. Based on the survey you took, rooms have been selected to accommodate the breakouts in higher demand. Space is still limited, so please try and arrive as early as possible to your breakout. Seating is first-come, first-served.


Looking for someone? Want to know what’s going on around campus? Visit our Information booth in the lobby of the Worship Center. This is the place to ask questions about what’s happening during the conference. You can also get local information about things to do in the area, like restaurants, shopping, etc. Our friendly Info Team is there to serve you with a smile!


Plan to visit our Thrive Resource Center in the courtyard. The Resource Center will be open throughout the conference and during the Bayside weekend services.


During the conference, you may find you need to talk to someone about what’s going on in your life or ministry. You might want to ask for advice or receive spiritual counsel. The Care Team is here to confidentially assist you in seeking God’s guidance for your life. They’re available throughout the conference to discuss issues like ministry challenges, marriage and family situations, interpersonal relationship problems, burnout and anything else you’d like to talk about or pray over. The Care Team is located in the lobby. Feel free to drop by anytime during the conference or schedule an appointment in advance.


Follow THRIVE on TWITTER @thrivetweets. You can receive up to date info on sessions, breakouts and loads of other cool things. Use #Thrive2016 whenever you tweet while at Thrive and you never know what could happen!

Like us on FACEBOOK at facebook.com/ThriveConference.

Tag us on INSTAGRAM using #thrive and #Thrive2016


Okay, so our policy is different! It’s okay for you to take food and drinks into the Worship Center. We only ask that you help us maintain the condition of our wood floor by removing any items you bring in. Come to the courtyard for snacks and beverages between breakout  sessions.

Coffee will be provided in the mornings and water through- out the day. Lunch and dinner will be in the courtyard. If  you purchased meals in advance, you should have received your ticket when you checked in. Our Bayside Café will be open too! Did we mention they have gourmet coffee, smoothies and teas in the Café? Enjoy!

Café hours are 7:00am-10:00pm daily.


In Placer County, garbage is taken to a Materials Recovery Facility where recyclables are separated from the garbage and kept out of landfills. It’s recycling and disposal made easy!


If you get home and have questions about the conference, discover an item is lost or just want to give us additional feedback, give us a call at 916.791.1244. Just ask for a Thrive team member, and we’ll help however we can!


Your participation in the THRIVE 2016 Conference implies permission for TCI and Bayside Church to reproduce your image, likeness or voice in connection with any recorded display or reproduction of the THRIVE 2016 Conference and in post-event publicity and publicity for other such events sponsored by TCI and Bayside Church. Thank you!