We exist to help you grow in your next step with God.

Everyone has a next step in their relationship with the Lord…. whether you have been serving Him for 20 years or if you are new to the idea of faith. We offer passionate, biblically-driven worship services that are alive with energy and creativity, as well as exciting children’s and student ministries, as well as small groups and outreach events.

Weekend Services

We currently offer our 10:30am services in-person each weekend!  You’ll find these services are a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Through the use of preaching, worship, and creativity, we strive to present the timeless message of Jesus Christ in a clear and fresh way.


Kids are important to us, so we’ve created a place for them to learn about Jesus on their level. Every Sunday all children (babies through 5th grade) experience safe, age-appropriate environments where the Bible is taught in a creative and relevant way.


Learn more at ThriveChapel.com/Kids

6-12th graders! Join us Sunday mornings for corporate worship then we have a message + small group personalized for youth in our Green treehouse.

We believe the next generation of leaders are the key to the future of the Church. This is a major life stage in which many life decisions are made. We aim to bring clarity and edification through God’s Word to those who are searching. 

Life Group on Tuesdays


Biblical mentoring is a relational experience in which one person commissions another by sharing their God-given gifts. We believe immense growth happens when a wise believer walks alongside another. We aim for each mentee to be known, loved and challenged.


You then, my child, be strengthened by the grace that is in Christ Jesus, and what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men, who will be able to teach others also” – 2 Timothy 2:1-2

See a need; Meet a need. We worship God by giving up our time, talents and resources to those in need.

Learn more at ThriveChapel.com/Outreach


For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’ Then the righteous will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink?  And when did we see you as a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you?  And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?’  And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’ – Matthew 25:35-40


Sean & Tara Jazdzyk

Senior Pastors

In 2001, Sean and Tara Jazdzyk married and today they enjoy a wonderful family life with their two sons, Caden and Carson. Their prayer has always been that they would raise their two men of God upon the foundation of Christ that they have celebrated in their marriage.

Sean and Tara have very different stories in their Christian heritage. Sean is a first-generation Christian and minister, whereas, Tara is a seventh-generation Christian and a third-generation minister. Their different backgrounds have united them with a deep desire to continue seeking new things and innovative change for the community, yet at the same time, still recognize and honor the tradition of faith served by the generations before us all.

With this unique mix of family backgrounds and the incredible experience of serving on the staff of a fast-growing church like Element, the call to start a new, life-giving church has been birthed in Sean and Tara’s heart… a church called, Thrive Chapel.

Over the past four and a half years, Sean and Tara have had the distinct privilege to serve as the Executive Pastor for Pastor Erik Lawson and the congregation of Element Church in St. Louis, Missouri. Element Church began in 2006, and due to the blessing of God and the great vision of Pastor Erik, it now reaches more than 3,000 people weekly. In three of the last four years, Element Church has been recognized in Outreach Magazine as one of the top-100 fastest growing churches in America.

It has been an absolute honor for Sean and Tara to personally witness their pastors lead and build a church with integrity. The shepherding Pastor Erik provided has yielded life-long gratefulness for their sacrifices and for the spiritual accountability they give this ministry.

Shelly Johnson

Interim Worship Pastor

Most well-known for writing the powerful worship anthem “Power of the Cross”, which has been recorded by Natalie Grant, Steve Green and is being used in churches worldwide, Shelly has spent the last decade serving the Church by writing songs and traveling the country leading worship for events of all kinds, sharing her heart and ministry.  Shelly has released seven studio albums, thirteen singles, and written hundreds of songs, many of which have been published by LifeWay, Brentwood Benson, Word, and Prism Music, and has toured North America with renowned Irish hymn-writers Keith & Kristyn Getty.  Shelly has served on staff as a worship leader at Brentwood Baptist Church in Nashville, TN (from 2005-2011), First Baptist Church Woodstock GA (from 2012-2015), Woodstock City Church, a campus of North Point Ministries (from 2016-2021), Executive Worship Pastor at Restoration Church in Alpharetta, GA (2022-2023), and currently serves at Interim Worship Pastor at Thrive Chapel in Woodstock, GA.  In October 2017, Shelly released a stunning Christmas album, Christmas Is Beautiful, and she and her band partner with churches around the country to present the Christmas Is Beautiful Tour each Christmas season. In May 2022, Shelly released a long-awaited brand new worship album called Great Awakening. This album is the soundtrack of what the world has endured the past three+ years, filled with songs of worship and prayer in response to the great revival God is bringing about in the world right now.  Shelly and her husband Jack have been married for eighteen years. They have two children, daughter Mary Carson age seven and son Brooks age three.  Visit shellyejohnson.com to learn more.  

Kira Kelly

Service Coordinator

Kira, her husband Patrick and  their four children have attended Thrive chapel since its grand opening.  She found her next step, and began serving on the greeting team. As her passion for the church grew, so did her role in volunteering.  Currently, she serves as the Service Coordinator, overseeing the service details each week. She is also a part of the planning committee for “Sisterhood”, our women’s ministry at Thrive. 

Trish Olberholzer

Discipleship  & Outreach Coordinator

Trish started attending Thrive in November 2021 when she and her husband relocated to Kennesaw, Georgia from Georgetown, Texas. Trish currently serves as the Discipleship and Outreach Coordinator. She helps people connect through Life Groups, GrowthTrack, and Outreach events in the local community. If you’re looking for a place to connect or learn more about growth and discipleship–contact her! Trish has been married 30 years to her husband Mike and they have 3 grown kids.

Caden Jazdzyk

Creative Coordinator

Born in Flowery Branch, Georgia, but with deep family roots in Muskegon, Michigan. I’ve spent most summers at my Nana and Papa’s house, swimming in Lake Michigan, drawing + painting, and never missing a worship service at church. Blessed with rich heritage in the Christian faith, I am 8th generation Christian and 4th generation in ministry. I’ve been a PK (Pastor’s kid) since I was in the womb.

For the past few years, I have been on staff at Thrive, doing all our creative needs from website design, videography, merch, & graphics. I have always been encouraged to continue the pursuit of the creative arts, by my family and our church body. I am so thankful for this motivation, from drawing, to painting, sewing, digital media, pottery. I love it all. But what continues to push me and fuel my inspiration has been Jesus. His love for creativity and how the Lord has so intentionally created the Earth and everything on it. He then went so far as to leave His throne and die for us. So wholeheartedly, I thank the Lord! I get to honor & worship the Lord with the creativity He gave me.

Erick & Natalie Ward

Church Elders

Natalie and her Husband Erick attended Thrive Chapel on opening day in 2014. They took the 3 visit challenge and knew before 3 visits Thrive Chapel would be their church home. Natalie began serving in kids, then kids check in, but desired more interaction with the church and the visitors as a whole, since December 2016 she has been serving as the Guest Services Coordinator. Erick began serving on the load in crew, transitioned to parking team, and serves as an usher as well. They both have a love for Jesus and hope to deepen their personal walk with HIM while serving others and helping them to do the same. 

Max & Danay Nazaire

Church Elders

After 45 years of pastoring, we decided to move to Marietta to be near our grandchildren. We went online to look for churches that we might attend and saw the information about Thrive Chapel starting up and the need for people to volunteer in various areas of ministry.  We met with Pastor Sean and immediately connected with his heart and vision for the church and community.  We really liked the purpose of the church that states that we exist to help people take their next step with God. We love the relationships that we have built and leading our life group “JOY”; Just Older Youth!  We also love walking, spending time with our family and playing games, especially with our grandchildren.

Our Beliefs

In essential beliefs – We believe there should be unity. Ephesians 4:4-6
In non-essential beliefs – We believe there should be liberty.
Romans 14:1, 4, 12
In all our beliefs – We believe that there must be love toward each other.
1 Corinthians 13:2

The Bible

We believe the entire Bible is the inspired, infallible, authoritative Word of God and should be the supreme and final authority in our lives and faith.

2 Timothy 3:16-17, 2 Peter 1:20-21

Jesus Christ

We believe that Jesus Christ was born of the Virgin Mary, lived a sinless life, died for our sins, was raised from the dead and is at the right hand of the Father as true God and true man.

Matthew 1:18-25, Romans 9:5, Hebrews 12:2

The Holy Spirit

We believe that at the point of salvation the Holy Spirit fills each believer to be a source of strength, assurance, and wisdom.

1 Corinthians 2:9-14; 6:19-20, Matthew 3:11


We believe in the personal and imminent return of our Lord and the following bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust, with everlasting joy for the saved and everlasting, conscious punishment of the lost.

Acts 1:11, 1 Thessalonians 4:13-17, 2 Corinthians 5:10, Revelation 20:4-6; 11-15

Water Baptism

We believe that water baptism by immersion in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, in the authority of Jesus’ name, should be followed by all believers as a public profession of their faith in Christ. 

Matthew 28:19, Acts 2:38; 8:36-38

One God

We believe in one God who exists and reveals Himself in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

Deuteronomy 6:4, 2 Corinthians 13:14


We believe that all mankind was created in the image of God, but fell from relationship with God by voluntary disobedience. Only through accepting Jesus Christ’s substitutionary sacrifice of His shed blood for our sins, can we be forgiven and restored into fellowship with God.

Genesis 1:27, Romans 3:23; 5:1; 6:23, Ephesians 1:7

The Church

We believe that the Church is comprised of all those who acknowledge Jesus as Lord and Savior and that scripture instructs believers to identify and regularly assemble with other believers to devote themselves to worship, prayer, teaching of the Bible, fellowship, and works of service.

Hebrews 10:24-25, Acts 2:42-47; 16:5

Lord’s Supper

We believe that the holy ordinance of Communion should be received by believers walking in fellowship with the Lord Jesus Christ as a remembrance and celebration of what Christ accomplished for them on the cross.

Luke 22:19-20, 1 Corinthians 11:23-29

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