Andy Castle

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Name: Andy Castle
Date registered: September 5, 2013
URL: http://thriveym.org.uk

Latest posts

  1. Encouraging children to pray — February 10, 2020
  2. Thrive’s latest youth & children’s work hub sparks creativity — July 3, 2019
  3. Wonderful signs of joy at our Thrive Juniors event — May 20, 2019
  4. My experience with Thrive over the past year — May 14, 2019
  5. It’s not what you can’t do, it’s what you can! — March 29, 2019

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Feb 10

Encouraging children to pray

Children seem to have plenty to say to each other, some are still vocal when we want them to listen, yet when it comes to asking children to pray, have you ever experienced the room go quiet as no-one is confident  enough to talk to God?  What is it that seems to build a barrier between us …

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Jul 03

Thrive’s latest youth & children’s work hub sparks creativity

It can be challenging to keep coming up with fresh ideas for creative worship.  Inspiration can be lacking and for Fiona Stutton, unless she has the opportunity to see something new, she has no idea it’s out there.  That led to Thrive pulling together an evening of sharing various forms of creative arts in ministry …

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May 20

Wonderful signs of joy at our Thrive Juniors event

Our latest Thrive Juniors worship event for primary school aged children and their leaders, was a wonderful time of fun, worship and activity, ending with children dancing for joy to the songs of worship. It was great to see St Mary’s Church packed with 117 children from 14 different churches across our local area.  They …

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May 14

My experience with Thrive over the past year

Sixteen year old, Luke Distin, has been volunteering with Thrive since September, working as Thrive’s Staff Team Assistant. Luke has been a wonderful asset to our staff team. He’s helped prepare for our key youth & children’s events, has stepped out in teaching other young people and has turned his hand to whatever task we …

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Mar 29

It’s not what you can’t do, it’s what you can!

I visited a local church recently to talk to them about the work of Thrive. After the service, I had several different conversations with individuals over coffee about what we do and about what they might do to work with young people. I noticed that a few of them referred to the bigger, ‘successful’ church …

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Mar 25

Thrive’s Basecamp youth weekend attended by over 100 people

Attendance at this year’s Basecamp youth weekend saw 105 young people and their youth leaders attend, the first time getting over 100 people since the annual weekend was launched four years ago. Once again there was a wonderful, uplifting atmosphere throughout the weekend. Young people and their leaders gathered together at The Pioneer Centre, near …

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