Learn How To Address Mental Health Issues In Your Church

Get Empowered to Care for You, Your Team & Your Congregation

Virtual Summit for Church Leaders


Adopt The Self-Care Practices That Avoid Burnout

Foster And Support Mental Health For Your Team

Strengthen Resilience For You & Your Team

More than 44% of Pastors Report That Their Jobs Are Numbing and Draining

How many times have you, or a member of your team needed support to get through burnout or overwhelm? Have you begun to grapple with mental health? Mental health is difficult to address in a church setting, especially without appropriate training or language to discuss it.

During the Thrive & Cultivate Summit, you’ll get the language and tools you need to adopt better self-care practices for yourself and get empowered to guide your team and better support your people.


Explore 5 specialized tracks with over 50 sessions to understanding mental health care for the church today:

Find The Resources And Support You Need At The Thrive & Cultivate Summit

Equip yourself with self-care techniques, learn about mental health “first-aid,” and avoid burnout

Learn from leading practitioners and professionals so you can support your team and congregation

Learn how to normalize mental health discussions and empower your team to find support

You can see how, oftentimes, ministry leads to numbness and burnout.

We have collaborated with professionals in multiple disciplines to provide good resources to support mental health conversations in ministry.


Kay Warren

Author, Speaker, Advocate, Pastor's Wife

Cofounder, Saddleback Church

Nona Jones

Speaker, Preacher, Author

Nona Jones Ministries

Ann-Marie Covert

Social Worker Psychotherapist & Clinical Director

Mindjoy Counselling & Training

Brant Hansen

Radio Host, Author of "Unoffendable"

The Brant and Sherri Oddcast

Bronwyn Murphy

Pastor, Director of Inclusion; Consultant & Content Contributor

University Covenant Church; Ability Ministry

Brett Ullman

Executive Director

Worlds Apart

Curtis Chang

Executive Director

Redeeming Babel

Dr. Eric Scalise

Chief Strategy Officer and Senior Vice President

Hope for the Heart

Dr. Mark Mayfield

Professor, Leadership Coach, Author, Speaker, Counselor

Mayfield Leadership Collective

Dr. Sara Blakeney

PhD, Marriage and Family Therapist

Restoration Counseling

Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith

Podcast Host, Author, Speaker

I Choose My Best Life

Evan McBroom

Founder and Executive Director


Gabriel Lowe

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Coastal Therapy Group

Gary H Sinclair

Shepherd/Speaker Representative

Standing Stone Ministry

Jeremy Smith

Owner, Licensed Clinical Counselor


Jess Cho Kim

Chair, Mental Health Committee

Grace Ministry Church

Karen Mason

Professor of Counseling and Psychology, Director Counseling Program

Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

Ly Tran

Executive Director & Founder

Watershed Initiative

Nancy Virden

Certified Mental Health Coach and Spiritual Mentor

Always the Fight Ministries

Noe Rivera

Chief Counseling Officer

Pastoral Transitions

Rachel R. Jackson

Therapist/Empowerment Coach

Rachel Renata.com

Savannah Kimberlin

Associate Vice President of Church Engagement

Barna Group

Sean Badeer

Director of Partnerships

Leadership Pathway

Steven Millette

Executive Director of Behavioral Health


Sovann Pen

Licensed Professional Counselor

A New Day Counseling Center

Vernon L. Williams

Life Coach - Helping You Prevent Stress And Burnout

The Vernon L. Williams Company


In previous Thrive & Cultivate summits, we've heard talks like:

  • Now what? Supporting Spouses & Loved Ones of Those with Anxiety, OCD, or Depression
  • Categorizing and Cultivating Healthy Relationships
  • 10 Ways to Make your Church a Safe Space for People Struggling with Mental Health
  • Mitigating and Managing Ministry Minefields: How to Thrive in Leadership
  • Overcoming Burnout Using Your God-Given Inner Blueprint
  • Designing your Life for Soul Health
  • Church Hurt & Trauma Responses
  • Spiritual First Aid: A Step-by-Step Guide
  • Dear Pastor, Here's What’s Missing from Your Ministry: Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • The Importance of Practicing Self-Compassion in Ministry and Leadership

Claim Your Ticket To The Thrive & Cultivate Summit

All-Access Pass


V.I.P. Price

  • Replay On-Demand Access to all sessions from 2023 Thrive & Cultivate for 6 full months ($179 value) 
  • Access to the Thrive & Cultivate Digital Magazine ($17 value)
  • Private Conference Podcast - listen to all sessions via your podcast player ($39 value)
  • Conference Digital Notebook ($20 value)
  • Audio recordings of sessions across all tracks in MP3 format ($79 value)
  • Access to the Thrive & Cultivate Resource Library ($49 value)
  • Access to the Thrive & Cultivate Video Vault: Includes all video sessions from 2021 & 2022 Summits ($149 value)
  • And more surprises!

Equip Yourself For Health And Renewed Vigor

Register for the Thrive & Cultivate Summit here.

Gain access to Summit sessions and valuable resources.

Support yourself and your ministry leaders better than ever before.


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