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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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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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