The Know 2 Grow Conference is for leaders in small to mid-sized churches. We believe every small church has the potential to make a huge impact. We want to equip and encourage leaders of these churches and share the story of how we took our church from the basement of the YMCA to a multi-campus congregation.
Event Location: Thrive Community Church | 1726 S. Washington St | Grand Forks, ND
Date: July 19-21, 2019
Start Time: 3pm Registration | 5pm Conference Start 





This three-day conference will consist of speakers, breakout sessions, and worship. Our speakers are experienced pastors of a small church. Our hope is that, in sharing our experience, both good and not so good, you leave with information and ideas that you can incorporate into the growth of your own church and confidently handle issues that are unique to the smaller church.
Registration is required for this event. Credit card payment is available.
Cost: $119
Register before June 1st: $99
Registration Opens April 1 | Hotel info available when you register


Dr. Mark Hale
Founding Pastor of Thrive Community
Rev. Steve Hoffman
Prairie Lakes District Superintendent
Dr. Jim Kraemer Illinois District Superintendent
Thrive staff team members share their resources and strategies. These sessions are designed to be engaging, interactive, and encouraging. 

Isaac Hale – Youth Ministry

Cale Stoltenow – Business Administration

Bobby Weinert – Children’s Ministry


Joe Chine – Discipleship & Grow Groups

Barbara Chine – Safety & Security

Charlotte Wood – Volunteer Coordinator


Cherrylene Van Winkle – Communications

Larisa Solseng

Arrive early on Friday to play 9 holes of golf with our leaders! 
Conference Schedule Coming Soon!