Adamant Faith

UNSWERVING, RESOLUTE, UNYIELDING

“The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer…my stronghold.” – Psalm 18:2 (NIV)

I am convinced about Jesus: His goodness, kindness, promises, mercy, and plan.

In a world that is constantly shifting, I am more certain than ever of our need to stand firm on Truth–the very Rock that is Jesus.

Adamant Faith is steady and unrelenting. It is a stronghold and anchor. It believes Him fiercely and won’t back down. If He said it, He means it. He won’t give up on me, so I won’t give up on Him.

There is more on the horizon if we dare take steps to believe Him. But it takes Adamant Faith to start walking and keep walking, our footing placed with assurance on this solid foundation.

Featured Guests

Lisa Bevere

Lisa Bevere has spent nearly three decades empowering women of all ages to find their identity and purpose. She is a New York Times bestselling author and internationally known speaker. Her previous books, which include Fight Like a Girl, Lioness Arising, Girls with Swords, and Without Rival, are in the hands of millions worldwide. Lisa and her husband, John, are the founders of Messenger International, an organization committed to developing uncompromising followers of Christ who transform their world. Messenger International has given away over 7 million resources in 106 languages.

 

Jasmine Murray

Born in Starkville, Mississippi, Jasmine Murray grew up in a single parent household as the youngest of five children. Her love for music began at an early age…from singing along with the car radio to giving mini-concerts at home to singing in church choir. After being a Top 13 finalist on American Idol Season 8, God began opening up doors like never before – including singing for the President at the National Prayer Breakfast, and performing on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and Live! with Regis & Kelly. Jasmine was crowned Miss Mississippi in 2014, and finished in the Top 10 at Miss America 2015.

 

Lysa TerKeurst

Lysa TerKeurst is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Uninvited as well as 20 other books. As president of Proverbs 31 Ministries, Lysa and her staff are passionate about teaching the Word of God in ways that get people excited to live the Bible out loud. With their First 5 app and Encouragement for Today devotions, millions of people are studying God’s Word every day with Lysa and her team.

Lysa writes from her sticky farm table and lives with her family in North Carolina.

 

Alex Seeley

Alex Seeley is a passionate communicator and teacher of the Word. Born and raised in Australia, Alex served as one of the Executive Pastors of Planetshakers Ministries for 17 years. In 2012, Alex, along with her husband and two children, moved to Nashville TN where they began ministering to local musicians and artists in their home. It was out of these nights that their church The Belonging Co was birthed in February 2014. Alex and Henry have been married 18 years, and together they have two children, Holly and Taylor.

Emmanuel Live

Emmanuel LIVE is a dynamic, passionate and spirit-led worship band, a part of the worship ministry of Emmanuel Christian Center in Minneapolis.  Emmanuel is a growing, diverse, multi-campus church that is passionate about seeing people away from God grow in faith and live a life of purpose.

Emmanuel LIVE has released five albums, and their music has reached churches and ministries across the nation and around the world.

Susie & Amber

Susie Larson and Amber Gerstmann are back as Thrive emcees! They grace the stage as a spunky, fun, and hilarious, yet deep and sincere duo.

Susie Larson is a talk show host, national speaker, and author of fifteen books and many articles. In both 2016 and 2017 Susie was nominated and voted into the top ten groups for the National John Maxwell Leadership Award. Susie has been married to her dear husband Kevin since 1985 and together they have three wonderful sons, three beautiful daughters-in-law, one  amazing grandson, and one adorable pit bull named Memphis. Susie’s passion is to see women everywhere awakened to the value of their soul, the depth of God’s love, and the height of their calling in Christ Jesus.

Amber Gerstmann is a wife, mama, pastor, worship leader, photographer, runner, Bible teacher, coffee inhaler, and Thrive Conference Advisor! She is excited to be back as an emcee for her fifth year.

 

Lisa Bevere

Lisa Bevere has spent nearly three decades empowering women of all ages to find their identity and purpose. She is a New York Times bestselling author and internationally known speaker. Her previous books, which include Fight Like a Girl, Lioness Arising, Girls with Swords, and Without Rival, are in the hands of millions worldwide. Lisa and her husband, John, are the founders of Messenger International, an organization committed to developing uncompromising followers of Christ who transform their world. Messenger International has given away over 7 million resources in 106 languages.

 

Jasmine Murray

Born in Starkville, Mississippi, Jasmine Murray grew up in a single parent household as the youngest of five children. Her love for music began at an early age…from singing along with the car radio to giving mini-concerts at home to singing in church choir. After being a Top 13 finalist on American Idol Season 8, God began opening up doors like never before – including singing for the President at the National Prayer Breakfast, and performing on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and Live! with Regis & Kelly. Jasmine was crowned Miss Mississippi in 2014, and finished in the Top 10 at Miss America 2015.

 

Lysa TerKeurst

Lysa TerKeurst is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Uninvited as well as 20 other books. As president of Proverbs 31 Ministries, Lysa and her staff are passionate about teaching the Word of God in ways that get people excited to live the Bible out loud. With their First 5 app and Encouragement for Today devotions, millions of people are studying God’s Word every day with Lysa and her team.

Lysa writes from her sticky farm table and lives with her family in North Carolina.

 

Alex Seeley

Alex Seeley is a passionate communicator and teacher of the Word. Born and raised in Australia, Alex served as one of the Executive Pastors of Planetshakers Ministries for 17 years. In 2012, Alex, along with her husband and two children, moved to Nashville TN where they began ministering to local musicians and artists in their home. It was out of these nights that their church The Belonging Co was birthed in February 2014. Alex and Henry have been married 18 years, and together they have two children, Holly and Taylor.

Emmanuel Live

Emmanuel LIVE is a dynamic, passionate and spirit-led worship band, a part of the worship ministry of Emmanuel Christian Center in Minneapolis.  Emmanuel is a growing, diverse, multi-campus church that is passionate about seeing people away from God grow in faith and live a life of purpose.

Emmanuel LIVE has released five albums, and their music has reached churches and ministries across the nation and around the world.

Susie and Amber

Susie Larson and Amber Gerstmann are back as Thrive emcees! They grace the stage as a spunky, fun, and hilarious, yet deep and sincere duo.

Susie Larson is a talk show host, national speaker, and author of fifteen books and many articles. In both 2016 and 2017 Susie was nominated and voted into the top ten groups for the National John Maxwell Leadership Award. Susie has been married to her dear husband Kevin since 1985 and together they have three wonderful sons, three beautiful daughters-in-law, one  amazing grandson, and one adorable pit bull named Memphis. Susie’s passion is to see women everywhere awakened to the value of their soul, the depth of God’s love, and the height of their calling in Christ Jesus.

Amber Gerstmann is a wife, mama, pastor, worship leader, photographer, runner, Bible teacher, coffee inhaler, and Thrive Conference Advisor! She is excited to be back as an emcee for her fifth year.

 

Schedule

Friday PM

  • 12:00 – Registration Opens
  • 2:00 – Sisterhood Leadership 1: Lisa Bevere (included in Thrive ticket)
  • 3:00 – Break
  • 3:30 – Sisterhood Leadership 2: Lisa Bevere (included in Thrive ticket)
  • 4:30 – Dinner on Your Own (on-site + off-site options)
  • 4:30 – VIP Dinner with Speakers (Alex Seeley and Jasmine Murray) (SOLD OUT)
  • 7:00 – Thrive Celebration Session 1: Lysa TerKeurst
  • 9:30 – Thrive Girlfriends Party (become an exhibitor)

Saturday AM

  • 7:30 – Doors Open
  • 8:30 – Thrive Celebration Session 2: Alex Seeley
  • 9:30 – Break
  • 10:00 – Hope Celebration + Thrive Celebration Session 3: Lysa TerKeurst
  • 11:30 – Lunch on Your Own (on-site + off-site options)
  • 11:30 – Student Lunch with Jasmine Murray (first 120 students)

Saturday PM

  • 1:00 – Thrive Celebration Session 4: Jasmine Murray
  • 2:30 – Break
  • 3:00 – Thrive Celebration Session 5: Alex Seeley

Resources and Accomodations

Accomodations
Courtyard by Marriott - SOLD OUT
Best Western Plus Kelly Inn - SOLD OUT
Country Inn & Suites East - SOLD OUT
  • $135 + tax
  • 120 7th Ave SE, St. Cloud, MN 56304
  • Call 320-252-8282 to book
  • Mention “Bridging the Gap Thrive Conference”
  • Located off of Hwy 10, minutes from downtown & restaurants, pool, continental breakfast
Holiday Inn & Suites - SOLD OUT
  • $159 + tax
  • 75 South 37th Ave, St. Cloud, MN 56301
  • Call 320-253-9000 to book
  • Mention “Bridging the Gap Thrive Conference”
  • Located off of Hwy 15 across from Crossroads Shopping Center, home of the Holidome, which includes 5 pools, arcade area, and volleyball/basketball courts, Legends Cafe and Legends Bar & Grill on site.
Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton - SOLD OUT
  • $130 + tax
  • 145 37th Ave N, St. Cloud, MN 56301
  • Call 320-252-4448 to book
  • Mention “Bridging the Gap Thrive Conference”
  • Located off of Hwy 15 near Crossroads Shopping Center & many restaurants, pool, continental breakfast.
Country Inn & Suites West
  • $109 – $119 + tax
  • 235 Park Ave. S, St. Cloud, MN 56304
  • Call 320-259-8999 to book
  • Mention “Bridging the Gap Thrive Conference”
  • Located off of Hwy 15, continental breakfast, pool, within walking distance of 2 restaurants.
Residence Inn Marriott
  • *Brand new property!
  • 450 Division Street, St. Cloud, MN 56304
  • Call 320-640-0200 to book
  • Mention “Bridging the Gap Thrive Conference”
  • Located just west of Crossroads Mall, all-suite property with full kitchen, living room with sofa sleeper, pool, continental breakfast.
Holiday Inn Express & Suites
  • $124 + tax
  • 4322 Clearwater Road, St. Cloud, MN 56301
  • Call 320-240-8000 to book
  • Mention “Bridging the Gap Thrive Conference”
  • Located off of I-94, pool, continental breakfast.
Homewood Suites by Hilton
  • $145 + tax
  • 115 37th Ave N, St. Cloud, MN 56301
  • Call 320-252-5900 to book
  • Mention “Bridging the Gap Thrive Conference”
  • Located off of Hwy 15 near Crossroads Shopping Center and many restaurants, pool, continental breakfast.
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott
  • Two-night stay required
  • 4120 2nd St S St. Cloud, MN 56301
  • Call 320-654-1881 for rates
  • Mention “Bridging the Gap Thrive Conference”
  • Located near Crossroads Mall, continental breakfast, pool
Grandstay Residential Suites
  • Thursday, Sept 26 only – $104 + tax
  • 213 6th Ave S, St. Cloud, MN 56301
  • Call 320-251-5400 to book
  • Mention “Bridging the Gap Thrive Conference”
  • Downtown St. Cloud, pool, continental breakfast.
Hilton Garden Inn
  • *Brand new property; opening July 2019!
  • $149 + tax
  • 550 Division Street St. Cloud, MN 56301
  • Hotel reservation system is not currently open:
    • Please contact Visit Greater St. Cloud to have name held until reservations open:
    • Call 1-800-264-2940 and ask for Nikki (ext. 112)
  • Mention “Bridging the Gap Thrive Conference”
  • Located just west of Crossroads Mall, continental breakfast, pool.

Hope Celebration

We are excited to announce our 2019 Thrive non-profit co-projects from St. Cloud, MN: Elevate Pregnancy & Family Resource Center and Pregnancy Resource Center!

 

How to Care:

  • Give During Hope Celebration Offering: (Session 3)
  • Goal: $100,000 = Only $33.34 each x 3,000 women!
    • Help Elevate ($50,000) support their clients and new center north of Crossroads Mall in St. Cloud.
    • Help Pregnancy Resource Center ($50,000) set up a second clinic west of Crossroads Mall in St. Cloud.

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