Equipping and organizing pastors toward sustainable community transformation

We are positioning pastors in Chicago for amplified and holistic engagement by providing cutting-edge and practical resources to enable healthy and sustainable local churches.

Be a part of the upcoming 2021 Thrive Pastors Cohort—apply by April 16

Schedule & InstructorsApply Now

Founder & Visionary Leader

Rev. Alvin C. Bibbs, Sr.

Learn how you will benefit from the Thrive Pastors Cohort from Rev. Bibbs.

Our Vision

Ambassador to the Pastors

Bishop Horace E. Smith, M.D.

Bishop Smith will provide counsel and encouragement throughout the cohort.

I am honored to serve as the Ambassador for the THRIVE Pastors Cohort. I believe that when God calls us to pastor, He knows our needs and our struggles, our present and our future.

Five Focuses

Ecosystem Development

Innovative Ways to Leverage Partners to Expand Your Ministry Reach and Build Economic Strength in Your Community

Congregational Enrichment

Anchoring Support Through the People of Your Church Back into the Community

Racial Justice Reform

City-wide Healing Strategies Leading Toward Restoration & Overcoming Racial Injustice

Resource Development

Proven Approaches for Fueling & Funding Your Ministry Vision

Policy Formation

Community Revitalization Through Advocacy & Legislation Engagement

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Thrive Pastors Cohort is a partnership of

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Partnering Organizations

Certification provided by

Strategic Alliances