Category Archive: Youth Leaders

Jun 29

Where are all the leaders?

I am not sure what the definition of crisis is or what a situation has to be like to be described as ‘in crisis’ but it does seem that, for many within our churches, ‘youth ministry is in crisis’ is a realistic opinion. “We just don’t see young people in our church anymore” and “what …

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Jun 15

Five steps to a faith-professing life

When I speak to different churches, the existence of their youth ministry is, more often than not, based on their history and evolution rather than on their vision and strategy for the future. We talk about why young people are drifting away from their church or are no longer interested. From my experience I don’t …

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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 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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Youth work hub

New for 2018, we are launching our Youth work hubs, a termly gathering over a simple breakfast to inspire all those who work with young people through local churches. Our hub gathering on Saturday 24th November has been cancelled. The purpose is to meet like-minded people, and to share over a simple (but beautiful!) breakfast …

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Dec 01

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 how there aren’t people able to get involved. This is often the primary reason for a church to consider employing a youth worker. I struggle …

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