Category Archive: News

Jul 30

Children’s work hub – encouraging children in using their gifts

Our children’s work hub is designed to bring children’s workers together, whether employed or volunteers, the hub aims to inspire, equip, resource and encourage everyone.  They take place once per term, and is a great place to meet people in similar roles in other local churches. People come for lots of different reasons: to share …

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Jul 16

Youth event on Saturday 15th September 6-8.30pm

When we held our most recent youth weekend away back in February, there was a clear enthusiasm for meeting up again so we have come up with the Basecamp Reunion on Saturday 15th September. Basecamp was the theme of the weekend away, where we explored how church is like a basecamp – a chance to …

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Jun 19

Thrive helps churches to start mentoring young people

In April, 17 leaders, representing 8 local churches, gathered together for a training evening hosted by Thrive’s Andy Castle. The evening explored how mentoring young people can be an effective discipleship tool for the 21st Century. The evening was lively and involved plenty of discussion in small groups as well as thinking through how mentoring …

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Jun 11

Applications for our next youth growing leaders programmes are now open

We are looking forward to running not one but two programmes of our youth growing leaders course this year. We will be running the programme in Leamington Spa for the seventh time, as well as launching a brand new programme based in the centre of Coventry. For a while we have realised that holding the …

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Apr 23

Shuffle cards encourage young people in their discipleship

On our youth weekend away, we gave each person a gift, a box of Shuffle cards. These are a fantastic resource created by the youth organisation, Youthscape. These cards are designed to encourage young people in their daily walk with God. Each morning of the weekend, we gave space for people to get into pairs …

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Apr 16

Over 100 people gather for our first Thrive Juniors event

Taking a few simple black cloths to cover chairs and the church walls and then adding some net lights was a very simple job, but the transformation of the church was amazing and the atmosphere was incredible. Thrive Juniors took off in March with a bang. 62 children and 49 leaders from across 13 churches, attended …

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