About Thrive Church
Why Thrive Church Exists
We are all about Jesus
Our Mission and Vision is to equip and help people to
Thrive with God- Thrive in Life
Thrive Church is a Jesus centered, Word-based, Spirit-filled church. Thrive is non-denominational. At gatherings online or in the room, you will hear about the goodness of God and Words of life that will help build you up to who God has created you to be. We want to see you thrive with God and thrive in life. Life is better together. God designed life to be done in community. That is why Thrive is big on community and doing life together. We believe in loving people to take steps with God and learn how to flourish in every area of life.
The righteous shall flourish like a palm tree,
He shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon.
Those who are planted in the house of the Lord
Shall flourish in the courts of our God.
Thrive Church's name and vision come out of Psalms 92. As you thrive with your relationship with God you will thrive in every other area.
Our Lead Pastors
Pastor Josiah & Natalie Gurnsey
Natalie and I have been married for nine years and have two awesome kids. We love adventure, mountains and Calgary.
I've been in ministry for over thirteen years. We have a passion to walk alongside people as they discover their God-given identity and live in the fullness God has for them.
What We Value
The Centre of all we do
Word of God
Foundation of our lives and all we do
Love for God, each other, the city and beyond
Life was meant to be done together
The way we live life
Life comes from encouters with Jesus
Committed to God's process of transformation into the image of Christ and walk along side people as they thrive in God.
What we Believe
The Bible is God’s Word to all people. It was written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. Because it was inspired by God, the Bible is truth without any mixture of error and is completely relevant to our daily lives.
God has existed in relationship with Himself for all eternity. He exists as one God in three persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Although each member of the Trinity serves different functions, they each possess equal power and authority.
God is great: He is all-powerful, all-knowing, ever-present, unchanging, completely worthy of our trust, and above all, holy. It is in Him that we live, move and exist. God is good. He is our Father. He is loving, compassionate, and faithful to His people and His promises.
Jesus Christ is completely human but, at the same time, completely God. He is the only plan for bringing people who are far from God back into a right relationship with God. He lived a perfect life, so that He could be a substitution for us in satisfying God’s demands for perfection. He defeated death in His resurrection so that we can have life.
The Holy Spirit: Being Filled
The Holy Spirit’s presence assures us of our relationship with Christ. He guides believers into all truth and exalts Christ. He convicts people of their sin, God’s righteousness, and the coming judgment. He comforts us, gives us spiritual gifts, and makes us more like Christ. Every believer can be filled with the Holy Spirit by simply asking.
Eternity: Somewhere Forever
Man was created to exist forever. He will exist either eternally separated from God by sin or in union with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally in union with Him is Heaven. Heaven and Hell are places of eternal existence.
Divine Healing: God’s Plan For Your Body
Healing is a privilege for every believer. God wants each of us to live healthy and whole lives so that we can live for Him and help others more effectively.
Man is made in the image of God and is the supreme object of His creation. Man was created to have relationship with God but became separated in that relationship through sinful disobedience. As a result, man cannot attain a right relationship with God through his own effort. Every human personality is uniquely created, possesses dignity, and is worthy of respect and Christian love.
Salvation: God’s Only Way
The blood of Jesus Christ, shed on the cross, provides the only way of salvation through the forgiveness of sin. Salvation occurs when people place their faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as sufficient payment for their sin. Salvation is a gift from God, and it cannot be earned through our own efforts.
The Church: God’s Design For Community
The Church is a local community of believers unified through faith in Christ. It is committed to the teachings of Christ and obeying all of His commands, and it seeks to bring the Gospel to the world. The Church works together in love and unity, intent on the ultimate purpose of glorifying Christ.
Baptism: God Empowers Us
Baptism is a symbolic act to publicly profess one’s salvation. God commands it, but our salvation does not rely upon it. We practice full-immersion baptism, symbolizing the process of death and resurrection that Jesus went through for us.
Prayer is our ability to communicate with God. Through Jesus’ salvation, we no longer need an intercessor to go between God and us, we can address Him directly.