Category Archive: Youth Leaders

Feb 11

Fun, faith and friendship at Basecamp 2020!

We are so encouraged by (and just about recovered from!) our annual youth weekend away at the end of January, which saw 127 young people and their leaders join us for a fun-filled, God centred time away. Young people from ten different churches across Coventry & Warwickshire came along for a weekend of outdoor activities, …

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Oct 18

Transform conference inspires leaders

On Saturday 5th October, children and young people leaders from across Coventry and Warwickshire gathered at Whitnash Methodist Church for Thrive’s annual conference, Transform. Over 45 leaders, both volunteers and employed, met to discuss, pray and be inspired to enable the next generation to discover the love of Christ for themselves. After an opening session and …

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Sep 19

Base event attracts over 100 young people

On Saturday evening, 14th September, Thrive brought together over 100 young people from churches across the Coventry and Warwickshire area to its first Base event. Building on the popularity of the annual Basecamp youth weekends away, we wanted to provide an event to keep connections across the youth groups and to enable people to gather to …

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Base – Saturday 14th September 2019

We hope you can join us for our autumn Base event. Base is like our longer Basecamp youth weekend but just on a Saturday night! There’s the usual mix of fun, games, worship and teaching plus we kick it all off with a big BBQ! If you’ve been before, come and reconnect with those you’ve …

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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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