Life at Thrive Residency
Experience: Communal Living
"How good and pleasant it is when God's people live together in unity." Psalm 133:1
The Scriptures are clear: community, hospitality, love, and unity are part and parcel of the Christian life. At Thrive Residency, we actively practice Christian community by putting all 12 Residents (6 women, 6 men) together in a 6-BR, 2-story home.
It's an experience that is both entertaining and challenging, lively and difficult. And that's the point! It's not easy to put a mixture of extroverts and introverts, neat freaks and clutter-happy people together in one home. But it's precisely this kind of environment that helps us truly learn how to show love and grace to one another.
The Thrive Resident home is uniquely designed for our program. Female and male residents have their own floor (with separate entry), and each floor has its own kitchen, bathroom, dining and living areas. Residents abide by house rules and covenants to ensure a living experience that is filled with integrity.
The residence is located in the safe, but at-risk neighborhood of Lonsdale, just 2-mi. NW of downtown Knoxville. It's directly across the street from Thrive Lonsdale, our sponsoring organization.
Why Lonsdale? Regardless of where the LORD is calling you to ministry, we believe there is tremendous value in exposure to the needs and challenges that face disadvantaged communities like Lonsdale. We want you to remember the poor - to never lose sight of the fact that as we serve the least among us, we serve Christ.
Thrive Residents live in Lonsdale, but work 4-days per week at one of our partner churches or non-profits in the greater Knoxville area. It's an incredible opportunity to get real, short-term experience on the front lines of ministry leadership.
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