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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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Stop doing everything!

One of the things we are working hard to do at Thrive is to stop churches using the term youth worker. Instead, we want churches to use youth minister or, ...
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Book Review – ‘Parenting Children for a life of purpose’ by Rachel Turner

This book offers practical and helpful suggestions as to how we as parents can encourage our children to make good decisions and show they have the power and authority to ...
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A major shift is needed in our youth ministry

If you have read some of the research appearing in the Christian press over the last year, you will realise that church youth ministry is in a difficult place. There ...
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Your age is not a barrier to working with young people

It is probably the most common issue I face when working with a local church, trying to grapple with the challenge of reaching out and discipling teenagers: 'We want to ...
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Should we call youth workers something more helpful?

If you know me, or have been reading my blog for a while, you will know that for some time I have not been a fan of the term 'youth ...
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