Welcome to the Thrive Student Ministries Website!


Wednesdays @ 7pm @ Crossway Church

Students grade 6-12.


Thrive exists to see students experiencing Christ in a way that is totally relevant to them today. We desire to grow closer together through active fellowship. We seek to grow closer to God through worship. We long to learn more about Him through discipleship.  We actively seek out opportunities in our community to evangelize. We also are constantly looking for better ways to develop ministry  skills in our students.


Come on out for relevent messages, worship, fun games, snacks, and relationships with other Christian students in our community. But most importantly, come on out and experience Christ.


If you have any questions, contact Pastor Buddy Crabtree

About Us


Our Youth Pastor

Pastor Buddy has been the youth pastor at Thrive Student Ministries since July 2015. He recieved his Bachelor of Arts degree in Youth Ministry from the Univeristy of Valley Forge and is a licenced minister of the gospel through the Assemblies of God. He has a strong heart for the students in the Mars/Butler area and actively seeks to build relationships with them, their schools, and their community. God called him into youth ministry when he was 18 and he has pursued nothing else since then.


Email: buddyc@crosswaychurch.org

Phone: 724-898-4600

Pastors Buddy & Sorina Crabtree


Parents, Check this out!

  Thrive exists for one purpose: to build thriving relationships with God, with family, and with each other. One of our core focuses is the family. We want to help bring your family closer together. We consistantly gather resources for parents, send out monthly parenting emails and encourage families to participate in annual experiences with their teenagers called Rite of Passage Experiences (ROPE).


  These ROPE experiences are incredible ways for you to connect with your teenager in every way possible and guide them through their adolescent years. We want to make these materials are available to you 24/7! We also are more than willing to assist you in preparing and executing these experiences as well! Just click the image to the right for these free materials!


On top of the ROPE Experiences, I've gathered some other materials to help you out in different areas of parenting. I hope this can encourage you and assist you in being an effective, but more importantly, godly parent to your teenager. God Bless!