February 12, 2016


MTSO signs on as primary sponsor of Thrive

April 10 and 11 event helps churches reach young adults

Methodist Theological School in Ohio and the Western Pennsylvania Board of Higher Education and Campus Ministry are primary sponsors of Thrive: Ministry in the New Millennium, offering pastors and church leaders new perspectives and tangible ways to enhance 21st century ministry. The conference will be held April 10 and 11 at the Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh/Southpointe in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania.

Registration is open for the conference, with early-bird rates starting at $199 through Feb. 28. One continuing education unit is available to each participant. Online registration and conference details are at www.thrive2016.us.

Running from Sunday evening through Monday evening, Thrive features keynote speaker Joel Comiskey, an internationally recognized cell church coach and consultant, and worship leader Joshua Price, who leads worship at the Woodlands United Methodist Church in Texas. Breakout sessions will offer leading-edge approaches to reaching the next generation, covering topics including children’s ministry, college ministry, technology and worship service design.

“Our school is excited to support Thrive’s goal of helping participants better intersect with young adults,” said April Casperson, MTSO vice president of institutional advancement. “People under 30 expect ministry rooted in social justice and world transformation. They are drawn to communities rooted in authenticity, well-designed worship and asking the hard questions. Helping those who long to reach the church’s next generation is a natural extension of the work we do on the MTSO campus every day.”

Methodist Theological School in Ohio prepares leaders of many faith traditions for lives of lasting significance in service to the church and the world. In addition to the Master of Divinity degree, the school offers master’s degrees in counseling ministries, theological studies and practical theology, along with a Doctor of Ministry degree. 


Danny Russell, director of communications
drussell@mtso.edu, 740-362-3322