Charlotte is a sought-after global bible teacher, communicator, and mentor. With over 25 years of leadership experience, she holds a passion to see the potential in others realized!
Regularly investing in hundreds of thousands of lives globally across a broad spectrum of environments, Charlotte imparts practical teaching, insight, and wisdom into the church building, staff training, and discipleship, and most recently has founded The Collective, a mentorship program that sees people from all walks of life find connection and community as they embark upon this leadership intensive.
Author of 16 books, Co-Founder of Dare to Be Conference, and Founder of The We Are One Foundation, Charlotte is passionate about supporting those making a difference in the most difficult and broken of places.
Charlotte is also a teaching Pastor at The Church of The Highlands USA, and serves alongside her husband Steve in building Life Church in the UK and Europe. Married for over 25 years Steve and Charlotte have two teenage children Hope Cherish and Noah Brave.
Senior Pastor // City First Church
Jeremy DeWeerdt serves as the Senior Pastor of City First Church, a church that is focused on introducing everyone to Jesus and teaching them to follow Him. Jeremy, along with his wife, Jen, were placed in leadership of the church in April of 2007, after having been on staff at City First Church for more than 16 years in the role of Student Ministries Pastor and Founder/Director of the post-high school ministry, Rockford Master’s Commission (now City First Leadership College).
Jeremy and Jen have been married since 1995 and have three amazing sons, Caden, Connor, and Paxton.
Lance Vistine serves as the Executive Pastor of Family Ministries at City First Church and Executive Director of the City First Leadership College. He co-directs with his wife Beth Vistine and they dwell in Rockford, Illinois with their three kids Mekayla, Dylan, and Ethan. Lance has a passion for the next generation and equipping them to lead and influence the world around them for Jesus! On an average day, you’ll find Lance cheering on Michigan football, woodworking, and making jokes with his favorite people!
Executive Pastor of Family Ministries // City First Church
City First Worship
Young Adult Pastor // City First Church
Super Early Bird
Individual - $59
Group (10+) - $55
Individual - $79
Group (10+) - $69
Individual - $99
Group (10+) - $89
Groups of 10 or more receive 1 free leaders ticket
Groups of 20 or receive 2 free leaders tickets
Notification of cancellation must be submitted in writing by November 4, 2022, to qualify for a refund. A $15 processing charge will apply to each canceled registration. Registrations are transferable before November 4, 2022. To transfer your registration, call 815-980-7470.
This schedule is subject to change.
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Have A Question?
We’ve compiled some answers to frequently asked questions to help make planning your Thrive experience easier.
What is the Thrive Youth & Young Adult Conference?
Thrive Conference, hosted by City First Church, sees over 1,000 youth and young adults gather each year. Our purpose is to equip young people, from middle school to young adults (18-30), to discover life to the fullest through Jesus Christ! We were not designed to merely survive but to THRIVE in this life. THRIVE means to grow or develop well or vigorously, to prosper, and to flourish. When we encounter Jesus, we believe it changes everything. Our prayer is that Thrive Conference is not just a weekend but the beginning of a movement in the lives of those that attend.
There’ll be intentional times of worship, powerful messages from world-renowned speakers, creative elements, special musical performances, a house party, and ridiculous amounts of fun.
What promo material or opportunities are available for me to utilize with my group?
Great question! We are very committed to resourcing our groups to help get as many people to Thrive Conference as possible!
Simply follow the link to our online promo pack complete with service graphics, social media images, and a promo video!
If you have any additional questions or would like to talk to a member of the Conference Team about bringing a group, please call or email us. We’re here to help make sure your Thrive experience is the best it can be!