online Practice community

What is it?

The Online Practice Community provides a deeper dive of practicing the 19 skills through live group training led by a THRIVEtoday Skill Trainer.  Each 3-hour event offers teaching specifically focused on one or two of the relational skills as well as training on how to develop these skills through simple exercises that you can implement in your every day life.  

What To Expect

  • After you register for your Online Practice Community event, you will receive an email with your Zoom link and other event details. 
  • On the day of the event, you will join via your Zoom link and be led through 3 one-hour sessions with 5-minute breaks.
  • Your sessions will include teaching on the skill(s) being covered interwoven with exercises to develop the skills, which you will practice and discuss in small groups.
  • You can come by yourself to a live event and you will be placed in a breakout room to practice the exercises. OR you can gather friends in your home or church and practice the exercises in person with your group.
  • You will come away with a greater understanding of the relational skills as well as simple ways to develop these skills in you own life!

This Month's Event

Heart Values: Discovering the Gold in You!

Saturday, 1/16/21, 6pm to 9pm ET/5pm to 8pm CT

God has designed each one of us with deep heart values that shape who we are and what matters most to us.

Join Amy Brown in this Online Practice Community and learn how your unique heart characteristics actually represent specific facets of God’s character within you. You will also learn how situations that cause you the most pain can actually help you better become aware of and understand your own heart values.

Do i have to join live?

If you cannot attend the live event, you can still participate via recording. However, we encourage you to get a couple of friends together to go through the recording and exercises with you.  

If you are interested in group pricing or will be watching via recording with others, we recommend that you register for our post-event recording vs the live event. You can grab a recording in our After Event Store. The most current event’s recording will be available to purchase the week after it’s air date.

If you sign up for a live event and for some reason are unable to attend live, a recording will be provided 


Please note the following regarding pricing:

  • The pricing for our LIVE Online Practice Communities is $25 per individual. If you will be participating with friends, each of you must register individually. 
  • Because the relational skills are best practiced in community, the post-event recordings are sold only in group packages. We offer discounted rates for various group sizes.



Building Trust: Attune vs. Overwhelm

Trust is foundational in all healthy relationships. However, many of us are missing some key trust-building skills. In this training you will learn how to take a breather and tune into the relational cues of others (skill 9). You will also find out how to take quiet times with others (skill 15) to strengthen your bonds and deepen trust. As you grow these skills, you can protect yourself, others and avoid feeling overwhelmed. Aired on December 5, 2020.

Returning to Joy When Emotions are High

Do you lose your sense of 'being glad to be together' when difficult emotions enter the scene? What if your negative emotions could bring you closer to others rather than drive you apart? Joy is the sense of being glad to be together, but we need training to learn to get back to joy when we experience negative emotions. In this event you will learn to return to joy (skill 11) and deepen your bonds. Aired November 14, 2020

Bonds: True Connection Changes Everything

Bonds form the foundation for life, using God's hesed love. This event focuses on developing skill 3 (forming bonds for two) and skill 5 (forming family bonds). Learn how weak bonds can be strengthened and how true bonds enable us to walk in love, even with our enemies. Aired August 22 , 2020

Storytelling for Better Relationships

Our brains learn best from stories and examples. This event will help you develop skill 7 (telling synchronized stories) and skill 10 (telling non-verbal stories). You will learn the way to tell stories that will pass on relational skills and improve your relationships. With practice, telling stories "the 4+ way" will become part of your everyday life! Aired September 19 , 2020

Knowledge of Good and Evil: Choosing Not to Choose

The false perspectives and stories we hold can create unhealthy responses to love in our life. In this event you will develop skill 14 (stop the sark) by first learning to examine “sark”, the inner voice that is only concerned with itself, and then learning how to access the inner voice of peace and relationship. You will receive practical tools and exercises to help you become more aware of the sark and live the most relational life possible. Aired June 20, 2020

Creating Child-Like Rest

Rest and Quiet are more than taking a nap or reading a book alone. This event focuses on skill 2 (soothe myself) and will train you how to utilize quiet as a key component to relational health. Learn how to create micro-rests while in conversation and how to enter a state of rest after moments of joy and negative interactions. Gain skills that will help increase your self-awareness in relationships, as well as your ability to sustain joy in your life. Aired May 16 , 2020

High Altitude: God's Perspective​

There are times when we long for a change in circumstance, but what we really need is a change in perspective. This THRIVE training focuses on skill 13 (See What God Sees) and will help you develop the ability to see circumstances and people through the eyes of the divine. Shift the lens you look through and gain a new understanding of who Immanuel is in our life. Aired April 18, 2020

Joy and Play like Little Children

Discover how to create a lifestyle where joy is your default and play is easy! Your brain is hardwired for play and scientists now know what you knew as a little child - play is good for you! This training focuses on skill 1 (Share Joy) and will teach you how to create joy in environments where joy may not be possible and how to integrate play into every part of your life. Joyful play isn’t just for little kids, it is for everyone- our spiritual and emotional health depends on it! Aired March 14 , 2020

Be a Gentle Protector

Relational circuits (Skill 0) are a specific part of our physical brain that, when functioning and working, help us feel connected with people. In this training, learn how to create more awareness of when our relational circuits are dimmed and how to move into protector mode when you notice weakness in others. Aired February 22, 2020

True Identity

This training focuses on Skill 4 (Appreciation) and Skill 13 (See What God Sees) and will help you build a foundation of understanding how we are created for relationships. You will learn how these skills can transform our identities and relationships. Begin to transform how your brain is wired and your everyday interactions with the people you love. Aired February 1 , 2020

Relational Building Blocks

Building My Joy

Joy, quiet and appreciation are skills that will transform you and your people. This event will provide you with simple, effective ways to build God’s rhythms of joy and quiet into your life.

Creating Healthy Bonds

Secure, joyful bonds create a strong foundation for facing life’s challenges. Join us as we look at how to build joy bonds, and to heal the unhelpful patterns we may have learned in the past.

Knowing God's Heart

Connection with Him, seeing circumstances through His lens, and recognizing how our flesh distorts our viewpoint; these are the skills that will allow you to walk in joy and peace at all times.

Knowing Myself

We are created in God’s image, and each of us is designed to display Him to the world in very specific ways. In Knowing Myself, you’ll begin to recognize your heart values and how to develop them into maturity.

Transforming Our Bonds

God has provided us with skills that transform our weak or fearful bonds into healthy, joyful, and loving relationships. Staying connected during relational challenges is a game-changing skill for you and your people.

Responding to Life's Pain

Maturity means reaching our God-given potential, becoming the life-giving people God created us to be in our particular stage of life. When we build a community committed to equipping all member with the skills that are appropriate to our age, joy and peace increase and relationships flourish.

Fully Alive in Joy

Maturity means reaching our God-given potential, becoming the life-giving people God created us to be in our particular stage of life. When we build a community committed to equipping all member with the skills that are appropriate to our age, joy and peace increase and relationships flourish.