The Thrive Church Network seeks
to help congregations evaluate their ministries, redesign systems and
structures, and develop strategies and action plans to tap their
unrealized potential and achieve their goals. We are a department of the Illinois District Assemblies of God that primarily functions in the following ways:
Through Church Coaching we
facilitate cooperative peer learning in a one-year coaching program and
partner with the leadership of the local church to accomplish the
To develop and empower leaders
To bring attention and focus to the church’s mission within their community
To encourage healthy responses to challenge and conflict
To "think outside the box" and address challenges.
Our methods are relational and team oriented, seeking to keep existing
leadership intact while increasing overall ministry productivity and
The Illinois District and Thrive Church Network are
serious about seeing new churches developed in under-churched areas of
Illinois. We seek to offer support to church planters through personal
and church coaching resources.
In conjunction with Coach Approach Ministries, Thrive Church Network offers life leadership coach training classes that enable students to become credentialed as a Certified Leadership Coach through Coach Approach Ministries. Courses are approved by the International Coach Federation.