Category Archive: Church

Mar 27

Helping more churches to invest in young people

Over the last month Thrive has worked with two churches which we haven’t been involved with before. This is always exciting and it is wonderful to see how slowly Thrive’s reputation is spreading and churches in our local area are starting to contact Thrive to ask for help. The two churches are quite different, one …

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Feb 28

Leaders refreshed and encouraged at Resolution retreat

This week we held our second Resolution spiritual retreat. A mix of schools workers, youth ministers and children & family ministers descended on Shipston on Stour for 24 hours. There was a mix of worship, prayer, input, community time and time alone with God. It was great to spend time with these 11 leaders, all …

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Feb 06

Whitnash youth leaders start Building Blocks

It was great to spend time last week with three youth leaders from St Margaret’s Church, Whitnash. They work with a group of young people and want to explore how they can grow the group and to grow as leaders. This is what ‘Building Blocks’ is designed for. ‘Building Blocks’ is a Thrive initiative which …

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Feb 03

Your youth group is an international mission agency

Did you know your youth group is an international mission agency? What you are doing today will make a difference around the world for years to come. Do you want to know how? The truth is that a significant number of the young people in your group today will not be living in your location …

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Jan 22

How to get the support you need from your church leader

I’ve worked with many church leaders over the years and have probably got frustrated with most of them at some point! I am sure that they have been frustrated with me too. My reflection is that my frustration probably came most of the time because I had unrealistic expectations of the support I desired or …

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Dec 13

Helping leaders make 2014 their best year yet

The effectiveness of a leader is dependent on many variables: their skills, their gifting, their team, their support, their environment etc but there seems to be one area which is most significant for the Christian leader: their own relationship with God. For a leader to be most effective, they need to be in a good, …

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