Called to Thrive

We inform, inspire, and equip leaders to help others thrive.

 

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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.

The Thrive Center Model

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.

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Do you have the passion and skills to help the Thrive Center catalyze a movement of human thriving? We're hiring an Operations Coordinator! This position will play a major role in the Center’s operations and special projects. Apply below or forward to anyone who might be interested!

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Online Course

Learn how to apply our Thrive Model to your own life and leadership through our new course on FULLER Equip!

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Resource Hub

We offer psychologically-informed practices to help guide you and your community.

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Spirituality

Research has long affirmed that spirituality can help our identity, sense of meaning, and purpose.

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Explore books and chapters written by our faculty on topics related to thriving.

Latest Posts

The 5 A’s of Agility: Adapting through Life Changes

By Pamela Ebstyne King | Jul 4, 2022

Finding joy requires practice. Learn how you can be agile and experience more joy through our 5-step process.

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The True Joy of Love

By Rebecca Baer | Jul 4, 2022

Joy is more than an emotion. Rebecca Baer reflects on true joy as being rooted in love, sharing a mindfulness practice.

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Recovering from Hardship: Practices toward Resilience and Purpose

By Lauren Van Vranken | Jun 6, 2022

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.

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The 5 R’s of Resilience and Recovery: A Guide for Personal and Communal Practices

By Thrive Center | Jun 6, 2022

Cynthia Eriksson’s psychological and theological framework points to 5 self-care practices to developing resilience and recovery

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Unmasking Mental Health: Building Resilience and Thriving “Muscles”

By Pamela Ebstyne King | May 2, 2022

As mental health awareness grows, Pamela King reflects on the tools we need to live coherent, purposeful lives.

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The 5 B’s of Thriving: Accessing God’s Love

By Thrive Center | May 2, 2022

Our research-based framework will help you develop and strengthen your thriving “muscles.”

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The Promise of Easter: Thriving in a Difficult World

By Pamela Ebstyne King | Apr 4, 2022

Dr. Pamela King discusses how tapping into our faith and contributing to a flourishing world can help us thrive through difficulty.

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The Thrive Center is on a mission to inform, inspire, and inform leaders and their communities to thrive and live lives that matter. Learn how you can support our mission and make a difference by putting research findings into practice!

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