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Supporting Youth & Children’s Leaders

Thrive exists to cheer on all those involved in leading, discipling and reaching out to children and/or young people. Whether you are an employed leader or a volunteer, Thrive wants to support, encourage and equip you to keep going and to be fruitful in your ministry.

There are many different ways in which Thrive tries to support youth & children’s leaders including providing resources and ideas through this website.

We want to support you as a leader and to help you to thrive. We can do this through one-off meetings, regular mentoring and training. We also run a spiritual retreat for you to be refreshed and recharged to continue in your ministry for the long haul.

Throughout the year, there are regular opportunities to meet with others in a similar role to you through our Hubs and Networks as well as at the various training events.

100 Steps to a Thriving Holiday Club

It’s a wonderful feeling to see churches filled with children having fun and discovering great things about God.  Holiday clubs are extremely rewarding, seeing the joy on the children’s faces and knowing there will be things they take from the event that they will treasure in their hearts for the rest of their lives. What about …

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Thrive Mentoring offers a chance to meet up with one of the team to chat through the joys of ministry and to grapple together with the current issues and challenges. Meetings can be as regular or as irregular as is required. Some people meet up monthly, others less often. Thrive Mentoring is tailored to the …

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Thrive Leaders’ Networks

The Thrive Leaders Network exists to bring together primarily employed leaders in our churches, to inspire, resource and create stronger relationships across the Church. We have a Youth Work Network for those involved with young people, and a Children’s Work Network for those who focus on under 11s. Our networks are open to anyone who …

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Children’s Work Hub

Once a term we gather together anyone who helps with children in our local churches to explore a specific topic and to encourage each other. These are our Children’s Work Hubs. These meetings are open to everyone and are free to attend. Our Children’s Ministry Adviser, Fiona Stutton, hosts each of these hubs. We try …

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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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Resolution is Thrive’s annual retreat for youth ministers, children’s ministers and schools workers. The aim is to be with like-minded people seeking God together…to inspire us for the year ahead. Youth ministry can be so full-on that it is essential that we make time to stop. “Useful time ‘away’ from it all to refocus on …

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