In the early months of 2012, a group of young adults gathered in a room to pray. A future Thrive board member had felt the urgent need to reach the upcoming Millennial generation for Christ, and in response, Tim and Karen Cedarland began to invite and lead this group that was to become Thrive.
Thrive formed as a regular weekly ministry in May 2012, meeting at a house in Gig Harbor dubbed "The Cabin." Young adults in the area were welcomed to join for dinner, a time of worship, a message, and discussion groups. As community began to grow and transformation began to take place, Thrive soon outgrew its first meeting spot and in March 2013, began to meet at Harborview Fellowship, allowing room for growth.
More than five years later, Thrive has been blessed to see God build community, raise up leaders, and transform the lives of countless young adults. Hundreds of young adults from Pierce and Kitsap County have come through the doors over the years, from different backgrounds, churches, and denominations. Thrive continues to welcome young adults each week from throughout the South South!