Our mission at the Thrive Center for Human Development is to catalyze a movement of human thriving, with and for others. We conduct research and develop resources at the nexus of spirituality and human thriving in order to promote whole individuals and societies.
Our Thrive Model
To thrive is to grow in authenticity with and for others and for a greater purpose. Our research at the Thrive Center has led us to understand thriving from both a spiritual and psychological perspective. Our goal is to provide a rigorous and substantive view of thriving that challenges popular notions of the word.
Learn how to apply our Thrive Model to your own life and leadership through our new course on FULLER Equip!
We offer psychologically-informed practices to help guide you and your community.
Research has long affirmed that spirituality can help our identity, sense of meaning, and purpose.
Explore books and chapters written by our faculty on topics related to thriving.
Finding joy requires practice. Learn how you can be agile and experience more joy through our 5-step process.+ Read More
How do we build resilience and stay connected to purpose in the midst of suffering? Lauren Van Vranken shares 3 practices for recovery and regulation.+ Read More
Cynthia Eriksson’s psychological and theological framework points to 5 self-care practices to developing resilience and recovery+ Read More
As mental health awareness grows, Pamela King reflects on the tools we need to live coherent, purposeful lives.+ Read More
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