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THRIVE 

FARMINGTON

VALLEY

THRIVE Farmington Valley conference is a partnership between Farmington Valley churches and Vision New England.

 

At THRIVE you can gather new ideas while collaborating with and being inspired by passionate people, joining fellow Christians for worship, keynote speakers, and breakout sessions focused on blessing our churches!

Hundreds Gather for THRIVE Farmington Valley!

Hundreds gathered at Valley Community Baptist Church in Avon, CT for our first THRIVE conference in Farmington Valley this past September of 2022!

We kicked off with a night of worship (led by the Valley Brook worship team), and keynote speaker Rev. Dr. Michael Bailey of The First Cathedral, who shared a convicting message on relying on God's unchanging character. Our breakout sessions included panelists from Joni & Friends, Fostering Hope New England, The Underground NE, and many more incredible associations! These breakout sessions centered on Cross-Cultural Understanding, Caring for Individuals and Families Affected by Disability, Ministering to Foster Care Families, Human Trafficking: Church Partnership & Engagement, Mental Illness & Substance Abuse, Practical Disciple-Making, and Context Relevant Evangelism. Men and women shared how they're addressing these challenges in their community and how Farmington Valley christians can partner against them.

We can't wait to see how God continues calling Farmington Valley to make disciples, do justice, and foster unity to share Jesus throughout their region! 

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2022 SPEAKERS & TOPICS

Keynote Speaker

Rev. Dr. Michael David Bailey of The First Cathedral in Bloomfield, CT is this year's THRIVE Farmington Valley keynote speaker!

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  • Cross-Cultural Understanding

  • Disability Ministry: Caring for Individuals and Families Affected by Disability

  • Foster Care: Ministering to Foster Families

  • Human Trafficking: Church Partnership & Engagement

  • Mental Illness & Substance Abuse: Not So Secret Suffering

  • Practical Disciple-Making: Doing the Great Commission

  • Sharing Your Faith: Context Relevant Evangelism

2022's topics included: 

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2022 LEADERSHIP

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Matt Blazer

Covenant Presbyterian Church

The Barn 

Rob O'Neal

Valley Community
Baptist
Church

Clark Pfaff

Valley Brook
Community 
Church

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Andre Riendeau 

Wintonbury Church

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Charles Galda

Vision New England