Launched in 2016, Thir.st sees more than 300,000 unique visitors a year consuming articles and videos on all the issues – work, studies, relationships and more – a youth or young adult will grapple with at the intersection of faith and life.
We believe in the power of honest conversations. Everyone has a unique story to tell. If it can encourage, equip, edify or comfort someone – we’re here to help you amplify your message.
We believe in the power of community. We created Thir.st as a digital meeting place for all who are searching for truth and tangible handles on faith and life.
We believe in the power of hope. Without hope, what else is there? And thankfully, we have the ultimate source of hope – the Cross – and the complete personification of hope: Jesus.
Christianity is not a religion we ascribe to but a very real relationship with a triune God – God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
We believe that on our own, none of us are capable of living the glorious lives God wills for us, but through the death and resurrection of Jesus His only Son, He has given us the Way back to Him.
And whoever believes in Jesus is saved from eternal separation into a life abundant and truly free – both now and forever.
We invite you to walk with us on this journey of knowing and growing in Him – so that together we can seek first His Kingdom and His righteousness (Matthew 6:33), wherever we are in life.
A generation transformed in the image of Christ – one story at a time, inspiring honest conversations and authentic engagement.
A body of Christ, full of disciples who choose to put God first in their hearts, souls, strength and minds, and who willingly walk the narrow, upward path that leads to the Cross.
A borderless Church, united in one body, one Spirit, one hope, one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God, one Father of all. Thir.st works across the churches and denominations in the spirit of unity.
Everything we do at Thir.st comes back to three things:
Lordship. Everything begins with knowing whom we serve. Knowing He gave us everything we have, we no longer live for ourselves, but for He who died and rose again (2 Corinthians 5:15). Because He first loved us, we too can live a life of love (Ephesians 5:2). Fundamental to a purposeful, joyful life is understanding what it means to have Jesus as Lord.
Discipleship. Once we have grasped what it means to surrender all to God, the next step is learning how to decrease, so that He may increase in our lives (John 3:30). This means offering up our body as a living sacrifice to Him, and allowing our minds to be transformed and renewed in His image (Romans 12:1-2).
Relationship. The expression and real test of our discipleship is in the strength of our relationships. This starts with our vertical relationship with God: Continuing to experience Him anew every morning, and enjoying fellowship with the Holy Spirit. The outpouring is in our relationships with people: Guiding some into the kingdom of heaven, and encouraging others towards love and good deeds (Hebrews 10:24).
If this resonates with you and you’d like to contribute your stories and talents, contact us or submit an article at firstname.lastname@example.org.