COME AS YOU ARE.

We often say, 'NO PERFECT PEOPLE ALLOWED' because the reality is there are no perfect people and often people think they need to get their life 'sorted out' or 'better' before going on a spiritual journey or attending church. This is not how Jesus sees it. Jesus says, 'COME AS YOU ARE'. When you come to Thrive let us assure you that no matter how people look on the exterior, this church is full of everyday people who don't have it all together but are allowing God to transform their lives for the better. 

SO COME AS YOU ARE, WE LOOK FORWARD TO MEETING YOU.


OUR MISSION

Our mission is to lead people to become

fully devoted followers of Jesus.

OUR VISION


'Create relevant environments for people to CONNECT to Jesus, CONTRIBUTE to God's mission & CELEBRATE transforming faith in Christ.'

We have a big vision at Thrive. We are passionate about creating relevant environments for people to discover God's plan & destiny for their life. We believe that God has called us to love and serve the world around us. So we are working diligently to dream, plan and take action to bring good news to all people we meet. We want to create relevant and safe environments for people to ask spiritual questions and explore faith in Jesus Christ. We hope you are blessed at THRIVE.

OUR MINISTRY TEAM


  • lead pastor

    Mike hardie

    LEAD PASTOR

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  • BRAD  PLUSH

    ASSISTANT PASTOR & YOUNG ADULTS PASTOR

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  • carlie pack

    kIDS PASTOR

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  • dan hardie

    TEACHING PASTOR

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  • JAMES GARDNER

    MUSIC

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  • JOOLS HARDIE

    YOUTH LEADER

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  • GEORGIA

    WHITBREAD

    Local impact

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  • TERASA HARDIE

    MENTORING

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  • NAOMI McCONNELL

    P.A. TO pastor

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THRIVE OVERSEERS

The overseers (sometimes called Elders in other churches) are responsible to oversee the mission, culture,  beliefs, senior pastor, finances and legal structures as well as overall health of the church community. 

TEAM:

Daniel Dwyer, Dr Andrew Ball, Georgia Whitbread, Terasa Hardie, 

Peter Leate, Dan Hardie, Mike Hardie

LEAD PASTOR

Mike Hardie is the Lead Pastor and founder of Thrive Community Church which started in March 2007 with a small group of six people. Mike & Terasa are passionate about the vision of THRIVE to bless the city and community with the life transforming good news of Jesus.


Mike is an ordained pastor with Churches of Christ NSW (www.freshhope.org.au) and has been in pastoral ministry for the past 22 years. Mike also serves on the Executive of Churches of Christ NSW.  Mike has taught youth work, leadership and other theology subjects in various colleges including Alpha Crucis, Tabor College & Hillsong International College over the years. He also regularly speaks at other churches and conferences. Mike has a Bachelor of Ministry and has studied leadership as a post-graduate student and looks forward to further study in the near future.


Terasa is an experienced senior Social Worker in NSW Health currently in a major Sydney hospital. She has a degree in Social Work and loves mentoring people. Terasa loves being a mum and now works part time. Terasa leads 'SHE THRIVES' and has served in various ministries across the church including THRIVE KIDS team & PLAYTIME.  


Mike & Terasa live in the Sutherland Shire and love the beach; good coffee; music; sport and hanging out with family and friends. They are the proud parents of Seriyah. 


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