Category Archive: Young People

Mar 04

A young person’s experience of Youth Growing Leaders

Luke Distin is sixteen years old and volunteers for Thrive as our Staff Team Assistant. Since September, Luke has been taking part in our Youth Growing Leaders course. This year we are running two programmes: one based in Leamington Spa and one in Coventry. We asked Luke to tell us how the course is going …

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Youth Weekend Reunion – Saturday 15th September

We hope you can join us for our youth weekend reunion where we will enjoy a BBQ, some games, worshipping together and having fun! It will be like the weekend away but condensed to an evening! Come and reconnect with people you met, meet new people, and find out about our plans for the next …

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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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Jul 31

How Thrive is committed to developing young leaders

Thrive doesn’t want to do anything which the local church can do itself. We want to complement what is happening, not replace. One way we do this is by offering training in leadership for young people. As well as providing oversight for initiatives such as the First Sunday monthly youth worship event, we have led …

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Jul 12

First Sunday leadership weekend plans for the future

At the end of June, we organised a weekend away with twelve key young people who are all involved with First Sunday, our monthly youth worship service in Leamington. The purpose was to spend time seeking God for vision for the way ahead with First Sunday. First Sunday has been going for many years and …

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