Thrive 2017



October 12 – 14, 2017

We believe God’s plan for women is that they not merely survive, but thrive. In order to thrive, we must be intentional and plug into places that God has created for us to refresh, rebuild and empower. All of this is essential to move forward.

THRIVE provides such a God-ordained space! Each year in October, we gather in central Florida to experience a weekend of spirit-filled ministry that changes lives. Scores of women and teen girls accept Christ, are filled with the Holy Spirit, healed and changed. THRIVE is the largest gathering for women that our district hosts, and we urge all of our Pen Florida leaders to mark their calendars and bring as many to this event as they possibly can. It will only serve to transform those who attend in a positive way, and bless and increase the local church.

Our Speakers:

Beth Stephens

Beth was born and raised with roots running deep in Pentecost. Both grandfathers and one grandmother preached the gospel, blazing the trail for their families. Beth accepted the call to preach at the age of 20 and within weeks, preached her first sermon. She has now shared the gospel for over 25 years all over the United States and abroad.  Beth has always strived to follow and accept the Lord’s direction in her life, so she was delighted that He put a very special man in her life.  On June 29, 2013, she became the wife of Curt Johnson. They are very excited about the plans God has for them as they work together in His Kingdom!  Since the beginning of their marriage and their work together for God, God has been stirring their hearts to simply preach the Gospel and pray for healing for the sick. Whenever He sent His disciples out, “He sent them to preach the Kingdom of God, and to heal the sick” Luke 9:1. Already, signs and wonders are confirming the Word of the Lord! As she and Curt go forward, there is great anticipation and expectation for what God is going to do in this new season!

Jennifer Beckham

Jennifer Beckham is a wife, mother, evangelist, Bible teacher, motivational speaker, founder of Jennifer Beckham Ministries and the author of the best-selling book and Bible study curriculum, Get Over Yourself: 7 Principles to Get Over Your Past and On With Your Purpose. For more than a decade, Jennifer has traveled extensively throughout North America preaching God’s Word, sharing her powerful testimony, and teaching practical, biblical principles to hundreds of thousands in churches and conference centers. In addition to her thriving ministry, Jennifer serves as a leadership trainer and keynote speaker for several corporate, secular organizations. She also serves as a motivational speaker and character educator for public school systems throughout the US and Canada. To date, Jennifer has had the wonderful privilege of speaking into the lives of more than 400,000 students in more than 450 public schools, integrating positive values and speaking candidly to teens about real-life issues such as drug abuse, promiscuity, suicide, family hardships, eating disorders, cutting, and low self- worth. Jennifer has appeared as a featured guest on several television broadcasts including The 700 Club with Pat Robertson, Life Today with James and Betty Robison, Daystar’s Celebration with Marcus and Joni Lamb, and 100 Huntley Street in Canada. Jennifer resides in Jacksonville, Florida with her husband and fellow minister, Anthony and their two beautiful children, Cole and Jordan Paige.

Deanna Shrodes

Deanna is the Women’s Ministries Director for the Pen-Florida District of the Assemblies of God. She took on the role of director of PF Women at an extremely challenging time in the department’s history.  Under her leadership, the department paid off almost $75,000 of debt in six months of time as well as achieved a new level in reaching and empowering women across the state of Florida. Deanna is most passionate about investing in leaders and leadership health.  Deanna is an Assemblies of God ordained minister and has served as co-pastor alongside her husband Larry, for 29 years. Larry is lead pastor of Celebration Church Tampa (AG). Deanna is a speaker in demand in the United States and abroad, and is an accomplished musician, worship leader and recording artist. She is an award winning writer and contributing author of five highly acclaimed anthologies and sole author of the books, JUGGLE: Manage Your Time, Change Your Life, Worthy to Be FoundRESTORED: Pursuing Wholeness When a Relationship is Broken, and STRONGER: 30 Powerful Principles for Leaders,  all published by Entourage Publishing. Deanna has been featured in many publications worldwide, including The Huffington Post. Deanna and Larry make their home in the Tampa Bay area and have three children who are all serving God and His church.  The family has an amazing American bulldog named Max.  You can read Deanna’s blog at


Our Location this year:  Hilton Daytona Beach Resort/Ocean Walk Village


Our hotel is connected to Ocean Walk Shoppes featuring additional dining, entertainment and shopping. Behind the hotel, you’ll find the world famous Daytona Beach!  During our conference break times you can retire to your guest room and enjoy stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean or the Intracoastal Waterway, or enjoy one of the multiple pools onsite or dine at one of the many restaurant options.

For this conference you MUST book through PF Women to get the conference rate of $119 a night.  Each room contains two queen beds unless you specify that one person will be in the room.  Self-parking is available at the hotel for $6 a day for our conference guests only.  Valet parking is available at a different cost.  Parking for charter buses is available at a different cost and must be reserved in advance through our office.  Our rooms tend to sell out quickly, so you do not want to delay getting your registration in!

No changes (swaps) to guest rooms can be made after September 5, 2017.  Call our office for more information at 863-683-5726 ext. 232.


Registration Information

Early Registration (Postmarked by August 18) – $75

General Registration (Postmarked by September 15) – $85

After September 15 – $95

Hotel Room – $119 per night


Conference Schedule

Thursday, October 12, 2017

  • 2:00 pm – Conference Registration & Exhibits Open
    • 1000 Sisters must check in individually at the 1000 Sisters Table
  • 4:30 pm – Hotel Check In (Hotel Main Lobby)
  • 6:30 pm – Doors Open for 1000 Sisters
  • 6:45 pm – Doors Open for everyone
  • 7:00 pm – General Session I
  • Immediately following service:
    • Clarity Young Adult Gathering
    • Teen Gathering

Friday, October 13, 2017

  • 8:00 am – Conference Registration & Exhibits Open
  • 8:00 am – Prayer
  • 8:30 am – Doors open for 1000 Sisters
  • 8:45 am – Doors open for everyone
  • 9:00 am – General Session II
  • 1:30 pm – Breakout Sessions for teens, young adults, women in leadership and more!
  • 2:30 pm – All workshops end. Conference breaks until 6:30 pm with the exception of the 1000 Sisters.
  • 3:00 pm – Special 1000 Sister Session w/Carol Kent
  • 6:30 pm – Doors Open for 1000 Sisters
  • 6:45 pm – Doors Open for everyone
  • 7:00 pm – General Session III
  • Immediately following service:
    • Clarity Young Adult Gathering
    • Teen Gathering

Saturday, October 14, 2017

  • 9:00am – Conference Registration & Exhibits Open

*Please note that hotel checkout is 11am.  Please check out BEFORE the General Session.

  • 9:00am – Prayer
  • 9:30am – Doors open for 1000 Sisters
  • 9:45am – Doors open for everyone
  • 10:00am – General Session III

*Please note that the PF Women Boutique and Exhibits will close during General Session III.


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