Christian Life Coaching & Discipleship

You Know…

  • …that there is more to life than what you are currently experiencing.
  • …that you want to move forward, but you don’t know how.
  • …that you need accountability for achieving your goals.
  • …that you have been called to more.

You Feel…

  • …stuck.
  • …like you are wandering.
  • …frustrated that you can’t seem to start (or finish)what you want to or feel called to do.
  • …confused about what your calling is.
  • …uncertain about your identity.

You Want…

  • …to use your mind, your strength, and your resources wisely.
  • …to live contentedly and peacefully.
  • …to understand your strengths and how to use them better.
  • …to leave a lasting legacy.
  • …to know who you are and why you live the way you do.

You want more than survival or living on autopilot. You want to get “un-stuck.” You want to thrive.

If any of the above statements are true for you, our staff of experienced and trained coaches may be able to help you embrace your calling and live it out more fully.

About Thrive

Thrive (LAM) is a Christian ministry dedicated to enabling the growth of others in all areas of life and faith. Our coaches use evidence-based life coaching techniques within the context of a Biblical worldview to help our clients THRIVE!


We believe each person is “fearfully and wonderfully made” (Psalm 139:14). We also wholeheartedly believe in the potential of each person to grow and make changes. We also understand that it can be difficult to accomplish that in a fallen world, even as Christians. Thrive Life Advancement Ministries is set up to assess, counsel, and coach specific domains in one’s life to maximize the potential of each individual.

What is Christian Life Coaching?

Christian life coaching is a process that will help you identify what your goals are, how to align your goals with your values, and how you want to achieve them. That means coaching conversations focus on figuring out what actions you want to take, identifying what might be holding you back, coming up with creative solutions, and helping you create the changes you feel called to make. Your coach will act as your accountability partner and brainstorming teammate. As you work with your coach, you will also start to practice methods of making changes that help you feel more capable, motivated and confident. Life coaching is a collaborative process that focuses on what is happening in the present and how you can contribute to your future in healthy and wholesome ways. The ultimate goal of Christian Life Coaching is to encourage growth and change with the purpose of using what God has given us as best we can and glorifying Him with all of our lives. The coaches at Thrive LAM want to help you figure out exactly what it means and looks like for you to “love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might,” (Deuteronomy 6:5) and to discover the how to live in a way that “whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” (Colossians 3:17)

As the client, you set the agenda for your coaching sessions and your success will be determined by your willingness to define goals and try new approaches. You can expect your life coach to be honest and direct, asking straightforward questions and offering challenging techniques to help you keep moving forward. Because you will set your own goals, you will be the one to determine how successful you have been.

Who are the Coaches?

Our staff of Christian Life Coaches is a growing group of professionally trained coaches who have a passion to help others grow and change. We are compassionate, empathetic, and encouraging because we all have had to find ways to creatively grow and change, too. We are committed to offering the very best services we can, being at the top of our field, and to making sure every single person that wants to create change in their lives has the support they need to do that.

What do we offer?

You can check out our Services page for a full list, but we offer one-on-one coaching, small group coaching, small group discipleship (like Bible study or topical study), and we are available for speaking engagements in churches or for other retreats or gatherings. We offer these services in all areas of life, including spiritual, physical, emotional, leadership, and relationships. Our founder, Lincoln Shelton, is also a Licensed Counselor in the state of Tennessee and can offer counseling services.

How does it work?

If you would like to begin coaching with one of our coaches, or would like more information about coaching or one of our coaches, please contact us! We would love to tell you more or connect you with the right coach for you. After you have begun to work with a coach, you will generally meet with your coach in person or virtually about once a week. We ask simply for a commitment of 12 weeks so we can build a good relationship and build some progress before you decide if you’d like to continue with coaching or continue on your own. All of our coaching services are pro bono.

What’s the catch?

We know it seems too good to be true. Professional coaching services that don’t cost you anything? But it is true. The Thrive LAM team is committed to providing top-notch services at no cost, because we believe that everyone who wants to make changes in their lives should be able to do so, whether or not they have a lot of disposable income lying around. There is no catch. If you want to work with us, you can. Our ministry truly provides free Christian Life Coaching and we truly want to see you Thrive!

Fill out this brief form to let us know your interests. Thank you!


Thrive Life Advancement Ministries

It is our mission to help each individual advance to the potential for which God has created them. We want our Life Advancement Ministry Beneficiaries (LAMBS) to Thrive!

"If a man has a hundred sheep and one of them gets lost, what will he do? Won't he leave the ninety-nine others in the wilderness and go to search for the one that is lost until he finds it?"
PO Box 1053
Jonesborough, Tennessee 37659
Thrive is a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization.

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