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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Strength in Weakness and other struggles of being a youth leader

When I was just starting out in youth ministry full time, I was based in a church in West Ewell in Surrey. I was training with Oasis Trust on their ...
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Top 10 most viewed blog posts of 2017

As it is a new year, it can often be interesting to look back on the previous year and see which of Thrive's blog posts have had the most views ...
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A simple guide to finding more youth leaders and helpers

One of the most common frustrations I hear from youth ministers, youth leaders and church leaders alike, is how there are not enough adults involved with the youth ministry and ...
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