THRIVE Cape Cod is a partnership between Cape Cod's gospel-centered churches and Vision New England, formed to develop a spirit of unity and collaboration among participating churches. We gather each year for a weekend of worship, fellowship, learning, and growth.
At THRIVE you can gather new ideas while collaborating with and being inspired by passionate people, and join fellow Christians for worship, keynote speakers, and breakout sessions focused on helping the Cape's churches thrive and bless their communities!
Join us for our next THRIVE Cape Cod on Friday and Saturday, March 8-9, 2024 at Cape Cod Church in Falmouth, MA.
Kevin Palau is President and CEO of the Luis Palau Association. Kevin joined LPA in 1985 and began directing the day-to-day operation of the ministry in the late 1990s. Under his leadership, LPA has united tens of thousands of churches in hundreds of cities to love and serve their communities and clearly share the Good News of Jesus. During Kevin’s time at LPA he has also helped develop a global network of hundreds of partner evangelists and launched a City Gospel Movements effort that helps unite churches to serve their city and proclaim the Good News on an ongoing basis. Kevin helps lead TogetherPDX, a sustainable, united movement of churches in Portland, Oregon. His book, Unlikely: Setting Aside Our Differences to Live Out the Gospel describes the ongoing impact of the movement. Kevin lives in Beaverton, Oregon with his wife, Michelle, and enjoys serving on the boards of Alpha USA, Christians Against Poverty, and Transforming the Bay with Christ.
Pastor Dennis DaSilva grew up in São Paulo, Brazil. As a teenager, along with his parents and two brothers, Pr. DaSilva moved to Cape Cod in 1993. He has been serving at Reach AG since then helping many ministries such as the worship team, Sunday school, the youth ministry, as deacon and as an associate pastor. In 2017, Pr. DaSilva became the lead pastor for Reach AG. His desire as a pastor is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ to all people.
Under his leadership, Reach has transitioned from a Brazilian church to offering multicultural services with simultaneous translation in Spanish, English and French. Pr. DaSilva’s vision is to create a biblical culture of love and service to the community on Cape Cod. Pastor of Reach Assembly of God Church in Hyannis
Adam DePasquale currently serves as both Lead and Executive Pastor of Walnut Hill Community Church in Bethel, CT. With 25 years of experience in team leadership, Adam has been described as a “catalytic pioneer” — one who successfully takes concepts from birth to reality to move an organization into the future. His education includes a Bachelor of Music and a Master of Arts in Transformational Leadership from Bethel Seminary. Having served on the Walnut Hill staff for 18 years, Adam was previously responsible for launching the 24/7 prayer ministry and WH Community Groups, as well as the Seymour, Derby and New Milford Campuses. Prior to entering ministry, he worked in Nashville, TN, where he co-owned a music production company. Adam is married to Carrie and has three children. He enjoys music and is a lover of New England's spiritual history; he enjoys visiting and writing about historical locations throughout the region as well as visiting lighthouses and sitting on almost any beach.
- The Adolescent Mental Health Crisis
- Beyond the Beauty: Economic Challenges on the Cape
- Community Engagement as a Mission of the Church
- A Conversation About Race … Across Racial Divides
- Faith & Leadership in Divided Times
- Personality-Based Discipleship
- Sharing the Good News in this Missional Moment
- Two Tools to Strengthen Marriages