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Stop calling young people ‘kids’

More and more I hear youth leaders referring to young people as kids and it is time we stopped. Kids is often a derogative term. The language we use is ...
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A youthworker’s guide to e-mail

This is, perhaps, an unusual blog post to be on a youth leadership website but it is an important one. Youthworker and administration are not always two words that go ...
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The challenge to all youth leaders

Challenge is a vital resource in a youth leader’s tool-belt, but it is often the tool least used. It’s a tricky area isn’t it? As I support youth leaders through ...
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The top 10 blogs on Thrive’s website in 2016

As 2016 comes to a close, I thought it would be interesting to find out which of my blog posts have had the most visits over the course of the ...
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How to plan for a great year ahead

Reaching the end of the year can carry with it mixed emotions. We can feel tired from the experiences of ministry. We can feel satisfied as we look back on ...
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5 ways to give the support every young person needs

The statistics on youth ministry are out and they are sober reading. It can lead us to thinking that the future has no hope, that it is inevitable that a ...
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