Thrive Conference

October 9-10, 2015

Girlfriend! Did you know your story matters? All of it!

We are so excited to welcome you to our first Thrive Conference! What is Thrive? As we merge Bridging the Gap’s Conference and Retreat at a new venue in 2015, we felt a new name was in order. Our hope is that you go through life not simply surviving but absolutely and abundantly thriving.

God has intricately and wonderfully created you. He is mindful of your every step, care, dream, and tear, and He oversees and orchestrates your life’s opportunities to reveal His heart to you. Your story matters to Him! Although your journey has individual importance, it is also significant to the whole story. After all, we are in the adventure of life together. Through life’s complexities, God reveals the story of himself. Through Him, we have the potential to live out our purpose and impact the world through our stories.

Join us as we consider our individual and corporate importance, influence, and power in understanding our part in His story. Your story matters because every heart has a story to tell!

  • Dates: October 9-10, 2015
  • Location: River’s Edge Convention Center
  • Address: 10 4th Ave S, St. Cloud, MN 56301
  • Speakers: Lysa TerKeurst, Jennie Allen & Dr. Jolene Erlacher
  • Worship: River Valley Music
  • Multiple Breakout Topics

Student/Single Mom/Military: $39

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Early Bird (to 7/31): $49

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All tickets are transferrable but not refundable. The regular ticket cost between Aug 1-Oct 7 is $59. The Walk-On cost for Students/Single Moms/Military is $49 and a regular ticket is $79. One day tickets are also available for $29 (Early Bird), $39 (Aug 1- Oct 7) & $49 (Walk-On). Students include full-time college students through age 25.


  • 12:00PM Registration
  • 1:00PM Session 1 – Leadership Development
  • 2:00PM Break
  • 3:00PM Session 2 – Leadership Development
  • 5:00PM Dinner (On Your Own)
  • 7:00PM Session 3 – Opening Celebration
  • 9:00PM Girlfriends Surprise!

Saturday AM

  • 7:30AM Open
  • 8:30AM Session 4 – Morning Celebration
  • 10:00AM Break
  • 10:30AM Breakout 1
  • 11:30AM Lunch (On Your Own)

Saturday PM

  • 12:00PM Breakout 2
  • 1:00PM Session 5 – Afternoon Celebration
  • 2:30PM Break
  • 3:00PM Session 6 – Closing Celebration

Lysa TerKuerst

Jennie Allen

Jolene Erlacher

River Valley Music


Le St-Germaine Suite Hotel

  • 404 St. Germain W, St. Cloud, MN 56301
  • Visit Hotel Website
  • Reserve rooms under “Bridging the Gap” : 320.654.1661
  • $129 + tax; Reserve by 8/24/15

Kelly Inn

  • 100 4th Ave S, Saint Cloud, MN 56301
  • Visit Hotel Website
  • Call for reservation: 320-253-0606
  • $99 + tax per night; Reserve by 9/15/15
  • Right next to Convention Center. Each room has a microwave and fridge. Pool and hot tub.


  • 213 6th Ave S, Saint Cloud, MN 56301
  • Visit Hotel Website
  • Call for reservation: 320-251-5400
  • $109 + tax per night; Reserve by 9/9/15
  • All-suite hotel, Complimentary breakfast, pool, whirlpool

Super 8

  • 50 Park Ave S. Saint Cloud, MN 56301
  • View Hotel Website 
  • Call for “Thrive Conference” reservation: 320-253-5530
  • $76.45 + tax per night; Reserve by 9/9/15
  • Complimentary breakfast, fridge, microwave