About Thrive

Andy Castle

Thrive Youth Ministries was formed in November 2011 to help churches be more effective in reaching out to young people and discipling them in the Christian faith. Thrive was set up by Andy Castle, a youth minister with many years of experience with serving young people and the local Church.


Andy loves seeing young people coming to faith in Jesus and using their skills, talents and gifts for the benefit of growing God’s kingdom. The reason he set up Thrive is because he wants to help more churches reach out and disciple more young people so we can see the churches in local settings across the UK having a greater impact on their communities and we see our churches thriving as a result.


Thrive Youth Ministries is an associated trust of Scripture Union and independent charity. Thrive exists to come alongside church leaders, youth ministers and volunteer leaders to encourage and cheer them on so we can see more lives changed. We want to see church youth ministries not merely survive, but thrive.

Youth ministry can be tough and frustrating but it can also be the most rewarding ministry when you see a teenager grasp God’s grace and their journey in faith inspires the rest of the church to be all that Christ is asking them to be. Thrive wants to help all those working with young people within the Church be better equipped to rise to the challenge of reaching young people in our communities.

Thrive is funded 100% by donation and relies on giving from churches and individual supporters. Visit Support Thrive to find out more.



Staff and Trustees

Thrive is made up of a team of brilliant people, each bringing their own passion and experience to help fulfil Thrive’s vision to enable effective outreach and discipleship in Leamington and Warwick, and the surrounding area. Meet the staff team… Andy Castle, Thrive’s CEO and Youth Ministry Adviser Andy founded Thrive in 2011, having spent two …

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