Andy Castle

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Name: Andy Castle
Date registered: September 5, 2013
URL: http://thriveym.org.uk

Latest posts

  1. Children’s work hub – encouraging children in using their gifts — July 30, 2018
  2. Youth event on Saturday 15th September 6-8.30pm — July 16, 2018
  3. How to start a mentoring scheme in your church — July 6, 2018
  4. Where are all the leaders? — June 29, 2018
  5. Thrive helps churches to start mentoring young people — June 19, 2018

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Jul 30

Children’s work hub – encouraging children in using their gifts

Our children’s work hub is designed to bring children’s workers together, whether employed or volunteers, the hub aims to inspire, equip, resource and encourage everyone.  They take place once per term, and is a great place to meet people in similar roles in other local churches. People come for lots of different reasons: to share …

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Jul 16

Youth event on Saturday 15th September 6-8.30pm

When we held our most recent youth weekend away back in February, there was a clear enthusiasm for meeting up again so we have come up with the Basecamp Reunion on Saturday 15th September. Basecamp was the theme of the weekend away, where we explored how church is like a basecamp – a chance to …

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Jul 06

How to start a mentoring scheme in your church

Mentoring young people is a great way to disciple in the 21st Century. It doesn’t matter whether you have lots of young people within your church or just one; mentoring invests in the individual. It takes place at a time that is mutually convenient and can be transformative for the young person. Over the years …

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Jun 29

Where are all the leaders?

I am not sure what the definition of crisis is or what a situation has to be like to be described as ‘in crisis’ but it does seem that, for many within our churches, ‘youth ministry is in crisis’ is a realistic opinion. “We just don’t see young people in our church anymore” and “what …

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Jun 19

Thrive helps churches to start mentoring young people

In April, 17 leaders, representing 8 local churches, gathered together for a training evening hosted by Thrive’s Andy Castle. The evening explored how mentoring young people can be an effective discipleship tool for the 21st Century. The evening was lively and involved plenty of discussion in small groups as well as thinking through how mentoring …

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Jun 15

Five steps to a faith-professing life

When I speak to different churches, the existence of their youth ministry is, more often than not, based on their history and evolution rather than on their vision and strategy for the future. We talk about why young people are drifting away from their church or are no longer interested. From my experience I don’t …

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