Youth Growing Leaders course continues to raise up new young leaders
Thrive Youth Ministries
by Andy Castle
6d ago
“I’m better as a leader now. I’m rooted deeper in Christ … and I feel closer to God as a result of this course” –  Participant The Youth Growing Leaders (YGL) course is a programme which is designed to unlock and invest in the leadership potential of young Christians in local churches.  The course itself is produced by CPAS and is run annually by Thrive in Warwickshire & Coventry as part of our commitment to investing in leadership and young people. Having been run for so many years by Andy Castle alongside local youth leaders, this year, Ryan McNair took over the co-ordinating ..read more
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Young people were role models to children at Thrive Juniors
Thrive Youth Ministries
by Andy Castle
3w ago
In April, we held our annual ‘Thrive Juniors’ worship event for primary school aged children. We asked Fiona Stutton, Thrive’s Children’s Ministry Adviser and the organiser of the gathering, to share her reflections on this year’s event, held at All Saints Church, Emscote, in Warwick. Standing at the back, looking towards the front of the church, to see over 160 children and leaders from across 16 different churches gather together, dancing to random ‘Just Dance’ songs was a fun way to start Thrive Juniors 2024!  How awesome it was as we went from a time of dancing to funky music, to lea ..read more
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21st century mobile youth centre reaches out to all young people in Warwick
Thrive Youth Ministries
by Rose Pauling
3M ago
The Youth Bus is out and about in Warwick bringing youth ministry to young people on their doorstep, as Church is up from the pew and missionally out next door to you! This is a partnership between Thrive and the Warwick Team of Churches, supported by the King Henry VIII Charitable Fund. We are very excited to share God’s love and deliver 21st century youth work through the newly branded bus. The bus is for young people in Warwick, and beyond, to spend time with friends and to hear stories of hope and life through Jesus. It is designed to reach, serve, and love young people in the town. T ..read more
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This year was our biggest Basecamp yet!
Thrive Youth Ministries
by Rose Pauling
3M ago
We were absolutely thrilled to be joined by about 150 people from 16 churches for a weekend full of fun and good memories. It was amazing to have lots of young people come from across Thrive’s region: Leamington, Warwick, Coventry and beyond! Everything felt a lot larger, and it was a delight to have so many young people eager to embrace the opportunity of the Basecamp weekend. One of the young people, Hannah found “it was so much fun, and I enjoyed meeting people from so many different churches”. Over the course of the weekend there was a mixture of activities for the young people to enjoy ..read more
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How a church went from having just 6 children and no church youth work to starting a flourishing youth ministry
Thrive Youth Ministries
by Rose Pauling
5M ago
Do you have Year 5 & 6 children in your church and worry how to hold onto them before they reach secondary school age? Particularly for children in Year 6, the final year at primary school, they can quickly begin to feel too old for the children’s work and wish that they were older.  Yet they are still too young for secondary school. St Peter’s Church in Wellesbourne started a club targeted for those children, to give them something exciting just for them, enabling the children to come together for pizza and games with a clear focus on the Bible and time to pray, which helps them to g ..read more
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Reaching out and engaging with those outside of church
Thrive Youth Ministries
by Rose Pauling
6M ago
One of the challenges in starting a youth ministry is engaging with young people who are not yet part of a church family. Scripture Union has a statistic that 95% of young people have no contact with the Church. So how do we introduce young people to church and, more importantly, to Jesus?   “Do not forget to do good and to share with others”. Hebrews 13:16. Thrive is partnering with Christians from local churches including Leamington Baptist Church to reach out to young people in their communities simply by giving out refreshments as a gift to those who pass their church front doors as ..read more
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Youth groups from across the region gathered together for Base
Thrive Youth Ministries
by Rose Pauling
9M ago
On Saturday 16th September local youth groups and young Christians from 17 different churches got together at St Paul’s Church, Warwick for Base, our BBQ & worship evening. It was amazing to have young people gathered from Leamington, Warwick, Coventry and wider the wider area. There was a fantastic buzz and a great atmosphere as God’s people got together, united in faith and friendship. Everyone arrived at the beautiful church grounds where they were greeted and directed by volunteers in our brand-new high visibility Thrive jackets! It was good to welcome each person, as they arrived, whe ..read more
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Hands up for puppets!
Thrive Youth Ministries
by Rose Pauling
1y ago
The Thrive Puppet Team started in the summer of 2021. When it was set up, we were searching for young people to come and join the team from various churches and backgrounds. Our aim was to reach young people that were perhaps struggling in some way either with mental health or had just found lockdown challenging and maybe needed something new to help build them up, teach them new skills and encourage them. Fiona Stutton, Thrive’s Children’s Ministry Adviser said, “It’s a real privilege to be working with such a great team of young people, training them up in new skills, helping to make a diffe ..read more
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Children give their hearts to God at Thrive Juniors
Thrive Youth Ministries
by Rose Pauling
1y ago
It was great to see lots of children come together, from all over our area, to connect and worship God. There were 67 children, 19 young leaders (teenagers), and 32 leaders coming from across 14 churches. As people entered the event, they gathered in their church groups, aided by large signs so they knew where to sit. The afternoon began with games which went down a storm! The event was organised by Thrive’s Children’s Ministry Adviser, Fiona Stutton, who said: “My ultimate highlight of Thrive Juniors was seeing so many leaders from a great number of our local churches commit to bringing thei ..read more
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Basecamp is back!
Thrive Youth Ministries
by Rose Pauling
1y ago
After three long years of not being able to gather it was brilliant to be able to be together again in person. Youth leaders from 12 different churches bought over 90 young people together with the intention of investing time in their youth group. The weekend started with the Thrive team organising games on the Friday night to get everyone mixing and breaking the ice! It set a good atmosphere for the weekend – that it was about young people having fun together, finding out about faith and cheering each other on, with support from their youth leaders. Feedback from one of the youth leaders, Liz ..read more
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