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Thrive is the young adult ministry of First Baptist Church of Barnesville. Thrive seeks to create an environment for 18- 25 years olds who want to grow in their relationship with Christ. Thrive is rooted out of the latter part of the verse James 1:21, “…and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls.” It is our prayer that Thrive pushes young adults to implant themselves in the word of God, and through doing so, become thriving human beings and making Jesus famous in our community and world. 


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Wednesdays at 8pm

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Mondays at 7pm




Sundays at 10am

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Thrive Devotions & Blog

Waiting for the Light to Turn Green

Has this ever happened to you? You are in your car and have somewhere to be, and you’re in a bit of a crunch for time. You’re already running late, and as you approach an intersection, the traffic light ahead changes from green to yellow and eventually red, interrupting your steady pace. Cars pass by on the left and right for several minutes. To occupy your time in your …


Q-Tips and Holiness

What are the various ways you can use Q-tips? There are several suggestions on the back of the packaging of this brand of cotton swabs, and you have probably never paid attention to them. You can use them for makeup purposes, including applying eyeshadow or eyeliner. They can be helpful in cleaning dust out of tight areas that are hard to reach, like the keys on a keyboard …


Con – Fide

“What’s wrong with being confident?” This was a statement made by pop music artist, Demi Lovato in her 2015 hit, “Confident.” Demi, a former Disney star had broken free from the restrictions of the children’s entertainment company, and this new sense of self-confidence became a banner over her life. Is there anything wrong with being confident? If your confidenc …


May Flowers

It seems that Justin Timberlake was right again when he said that it was “gonna be May.” Though it may be hard to imagine, we have been living the new normal for almost two months. The COVID-19 pandemic has turned our plans upside down and made us uncomfortable in so many different ways, and our hands have been forced to find new ways of thriving together. Hopefully you have not been too quarantined to enjoy the lovely spring weather of the past several weeks. …


Jesus, Cleft for Me

Halfway between the cities of Barnesville and Thomaston sits a community known as “The Rock.” How does a place inherit such an unusual name? The story begins before any of these towns existed. Americans began to settle the land in our neck of the woods during the early nineteenth century. One of these early settlers was Dr. James Anderson, whose house is still standing …


Because He Cares For You


“Blessed are the poor in spirit” (Matthew 5:3). These were the first words recorded by Matthew in Jesus’ most famous sermon. Who are the “poor in spirit?” These are people who have come to the realization that their self-sufficiency is not enough to carry on, those who realize that they must depend on God to be alive and thrive. The COVID-19 pande …


No Pinch Hitting for Jesus

There are several springtime traditions many are having to put back on the shelf due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Among those things is America’s pastime, the game of baseball. By now, kids should be fielding grounders, ballparks should be full on Friday nights, and people in our neck of the woods should be doing the Tomahawk Chop. Baseball has shaped the national culture fo …


Barefoot Easter

By the time this devotion is published, it will have been four days since Governor Brian Kemp’s shelter-in-place executive order became effective for the citizens of Georgia. This requires all Georgians to stay at home, except for those engaging in essential or necessary travel, to fight the spread of COVID-19. Not only are we fighting a nasty viral disease, but it is als …


Ibuprofen or Tylenol?

For the past several weeks we have been living in a world of unknowns. The most intelligent virologists in the world have unanswered questions about the novel virus that causes COVID-19. The brilliant epidemiologists that advise our civic leaders on how to stop the spread of this disease are making their best guesses in their suggestions, but their information is limited in …



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The Lift Team is here to serve the students of Gordon State College. Each week the Lift Team picks up students from GSC’s campus at 7:45 to take them to Common Ground. If you would like a ride, please fill out the form below, and someone will be in touch!

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Thrive is the young adult ministry of First Baptist Church of Barnesville.
200 Zebulon St
Barnesville, GA 30204
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