THRIVE Cape Cod is a partnership between Cape Cod's evangelical 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!
Friday, March 10
A United Night of Worship for Cape Cod
Multi-Church Worship Team
Featured Speaker: Dr. Rex Keener
Conference Registration Post-Service
Saturday, March 11
Registration and check-in
Light continental breakfast provided
Welcome and Worship
Breakout Session I
Thriving Churches: Getting Heaven into People (Pastor Dave Ripper, Crossway Christian Church)
Thriving Communities - Addressing the Cape’s Homeless and Housing Crisis
- A Seat at the Table: Embracing Families with Disability
Breakout Session II
Thriving Churches: Reading Scripture with Dallas Willard (Pastor Dave Ripper, Crossway Christian Church)
Thriving Communities - Sharing Kindness: Suicide Prevention and Peer Grief Support
- Prison Ministry: Building a Bridge from Inside to Outside
Lunch (Pre-Order Chic-Fil-A, or purchase onsite)
Breakout Session III
Thriving Churches: Reaching the Unchurched Next Generation (Brittany Feldott, Cape Cod Church)
Thriving Communities - Understanding The Cape's Immigration Needs
- Autism: Practical Supports to Belonging
Breakout Session IV
Thriving Churches: Becoming a Praying Church (Dr. Mamdouh Riad, The Glory of God on Cape Cod)
Thriving Communities - Addiction, Recovery, and My Community: What Can I Do?
- Helping Foster Parents on Cape Cod
The Prayer Room is Open All Day in KidsTown!
Dr. Rex Keener
Dr. Rex Keener is the Senior and Founding Pastor of Grace Fellowship Church, a multi-campus church in NY. Rex holds degrees from Carson-Newman and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he completed his doctorate work. Rex also worked with the Billy Graham Team before planting Grace Fellowship. When Rex isn’t working, he enjoys basketball, being in nature, and memorizing scripture.
Pastor Dave Ripper
Rev. Dave Ripper serves as the lead pastor of Crossway Christian Church in Nashua, NH, and as the chaplain of the Boston Bruins. He is completing his doctorate work at Fuller Theological Seminary and the Dallas Willard Center, and is co-author, with Paul Borthwick, of The Fellowship of the Suffering: How Hardship Shapes Us for Ministry and Mission. He and his wife, Erin, have three children.
Brittany is Pastoral Associate at Cape Cod Church, where she leads the young adult ministry and initiatives focused on reaching the next generation, which is helping shape the church's ministry today. Brittany has a BA in psychology from Georgetown, an MLitt from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, and is pursuing a second masters in Biblical Languages from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.
Dr. Mamdouh Riad
Dr. Mamdouh Riad grew up in Cairo, Egypt before serving as a local physician on Cape Cod for 30 years. Dr. Riad has a heart for revival on Cape Cod, and so started The Glory of God on Cape Cod, a movement of united prayer among pastors and churches on Cape Cod. Mamdouh and Cynthia have been married for 37 years, they have three grown daughters, one son-in-law, and one granddaughter.