Thrive With Us.

Loving the campus. Lifting the community. Living the commission.




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. 


Common Ground

Wednesdays at 8pm

Connect Groups

Mondays at 7pm




Sundays at 10am

We’d love to have you at one of our gatherings!

We post regularly on social media about upcoming events, series, and opportunities to serve. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

Need a ride to church?

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!

Our Ministries











Common Ground



The Canopy




Lift Team




Gordon State BCM


Thrive Devotions & Blog

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 …




Contact Us

Thrive is the young adult ministry of First Baptist Church of Barnesville.
200 Zebulon St
Barnesville, GA 30204
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This book summarizes the culture we want to set as people who seek to Thrive.

Download the book here:    The Culture Book


Meant To Be Devotional

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Meant to Be Devotional Book