Thrive Worship Team invests in young worship leaders – Youth Ministry Christian Article

Last year we felt God calling Thrive to increase our work with churches specifically in two areas: to better equip churches for outreach and evangelism (hence the creation of our Youth Mission Enablers project) and to raise up more worshippers. For the latter, we created the Thrive Worship Team. Enabling young people to engage with God has always been an important focus for Thrive since we started in 2011. We have times of worship at our youth events and weekends…

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How to Make Mother’s Day 2020 Special Even During Quarantine – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Mother’s Day 2020 is going to look a little…well, different. Families don’t have the options of going out to eat, getting a babysitter, or dropping off their kids at Sunday school. But there is still a lot you can do to show mom she’s special! We’ve come up with a few ideas for how you can help mom feel loved, even in quarantine. Ideas for Mother’s Day 2020 Before you dive into making plans for Mother’s Day 2020, start by…

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Helping youth & children’s leaders to navigate the new way of ministry – Youth Ministry Christian Article

We are in unprecedented times, as the Prime Minister and other ministers keep reminding us. Churches are having to change rapidly and adapt to the new measures and restrictions. Here at Thrive too, the team are all working remotely, connecting with each other using online applications such as Zoom video conferencing and Slack team management. Just as we have adapted internally, I wanted to let you know how we are continuing to get alongside those who work with children and young people and support them…

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NEW VIDEO – WARNING: COVID-19 CHAOS ALLOWING GLOBALIST AGENDA – End Times Christian Article

NEW VIDEO – PART 3 WARNING: COVID-19 CHAOS ALLOWING GLOBALIST AGENDA Tim’s latest video discusses the spiritual battle being waged over America. In part 3, he exposes the bad actors who are exploiting the COVID-19 pandemic to weaken America and bring down the President. A host of powerful people have a disdain for American Exceptionalism and President Trump and will do anything to keep him from being reelected. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the…

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Children’s Ministers Determined to Make VBS Happen This Year – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

For many churches this year, one of their largest evangelistic efforts has turned into a game-time decision. Vacation Bible School—an annual highlight for many congregations, children, and volunteers—is being upended, along with almost every other aspect of life and ministry, by the pandemic. But churches are determined to offer something for VBS 2020—pandemic or not. While most churches say they intend to offer VBS this summer, the format and timing will likely be much different from years past. To help…

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Crossway+ Special: 40% Off Gentle and Lowly – Christian Article

About the Book Christians know what Jesus Christ has done—but who is he? What is his deepest heart for his people, weary and faltering on their journey toward heaven? Jesus said he is “gentle and lowly in heart.” This book reflects on these words, opening up a neglected yet central truth about who he is for sinners and sufferers today. Exclusive Crossway+ Offer: Free Audiobook with Purchase Starting today and running through May 4, 2020, Crossway+ members can purchase the…

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Mobilizing Teenagers (Even in a Pandemic) to Lead a Movement – Youth Ministry Christian Article

Not only is youth ministry possible during this pandemic, says Greg Stier, but youth workers can unleash teenagers to be part of a massive global awakening. Stier, founder and CEO of Dare 2 Share Ministries, addresses this during the new evangelism webinar “From Apathy to Action: How to Mobilize Your Teenagers to Lead a Movement.”  In the one-hour webinar, available on YouTube and at dare2share.org, Stier uses a training philosophy based on Luke 10, when Jesus sends out the 72.…

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Youth and Children’s Work Hub challenges leaders to live by example – Youth Ministry Christian Article

On Wednesday 4th March Thrive brought together nine different churches to explore “How to help children and young people live a life of worship”.  There was a mix of leaders who works with children, young people and some whose role covered both. The evening started with a talk by Fiona, Thrive’s Children’s Ministry Adviser, about worship, what it is, its importance and how its leaders need to be living a lifestyle of worship in order to encourage children and young people to…

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Introducing the Church Questions Series – Christian Article

Common Questions Answered What’s so important about the local church? The 9Marks Church Questions booklets answer common questions about the local church and what it means for the daily life of a Christian. 9Marks Church Questions is a new series that provides ordinary Christians with answers to common questions about the local church. Each booklet is predicated on a question asked in a local church setting and offers sound teaching from Scripture and practical applications that help connect commitment to…

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Prophetic News Update – Happening Now – End Times Christian Article

As the Sea of Galilee fills to bursting, Israel’s joy also overflows. At the parched freshwater lake where Jesus walked on the water, there has been a serious drought but now there’s some good news. After weeks of major rainfall, the Sea of Galilee could see the nearby dam opened to send water into the Jordan River for the first time since 2013. That means that Israel’s incredible food production, the envy of the Middle East, will become even more…

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Fun, faith and friendship at Basecamp 2020! – Youth Ministry Christian Article

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, Bible teaching and friendship. The weekend started with Thrive’s Young Leaders organising games on Friday evening to get people mixing and having fun right from…

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BREAKING: Trump to Unveil Peace Plan This Week During Impeachment Proceedings – End Times Christian Article

Stunning most Mideast analysts and pundits, President Trump says he will unveil his “Deal of the Century” peace plan this week during the Impeachment proceedings! And he will also host a high profile, high stakes meeting with two senior Israeli leaders at the White House on Tuesday regarding the Peace Plan and Israel’s upcoming election; Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and opposition leader Benny Gantz. “It’s a great plan,” the President said aboard Air Force One, “It’s a plan that really…

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My experience with Thrive over the past year – Youth Ministry Christian Article

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 have needed him to do. As Luke moves on in June to take up an intern position with Youth For Christ, we asked Luke to…

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Wonderful signs of joy at our Thrive Juniors event – Youth Ministry Christian Article

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 began the afternoon with games related to teddy bears. Jemima Strain, local Methodist minister, introduced our theme by linking teddy bears to comfort. When we…

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Thrive’s latest youth & children’s work hub sparks creativity – Youth Ministry Christian Article

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 to inspire our leaders and to give them opportunities of discovering something new. The evening covered drama, dance, puppets, flags, ballooning and sticks.  We then…

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Base event attracts over 100 young people – Youth Ministry Christian Article

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 worship. The fun started with a BBQ, followed by games, worship and talk by Jon Mills from Coventry Youth For Christ. The event, held at…

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Puppet training enthuses churches – Thrive Youth Ministries – Youth Ministry Christian Article

Thrive’s Children’s Work Adviser, Fiona, delivered puppet training for young people, children’s workers and volunteers, to help them engage people of all ages in this much-loved performance technique. This session was planned after a church requested some training on using puppets and we then opened the session up to others. Puppets are a great tool in ministry because they are so visual. It’s a great way of holding the attention of children and adults. Puppets can help communicate messages in…

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Lagos Govt. Honours Chaplain Sacked By Ambode ecclezzia.com – Christian Article

November 28th, 2019 Taiwo Ibrahim News 63 Adeboye Warns Pastors To Flee Sexual Temptation July 8th, 2019 Breaking: Biodun Fatoyinbo Steps Down As Coza Pastor July 1st, 2019 Pastor Adeboye Donates N10m To University Of Ibadan June 27th, 2019 Lagos State… This is Only a Snippet of a Christian Article written by Taiwo Ibrahim Read Full Article

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Internationally Acclaimed Speaker Rick Amato Named Ambassador to the Church for Mental Health and Addiction – Christian Article

FOREST, VA – The American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC) is pleased to announce the addition of internationally acclaimed speaker, Rick Amato, as the Ambassador to the Church for Mental Health and Addiction. Amato founded Rick Amato Ministries, leading him to travel millions of miles to more than 60 countries to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ. After multiple, severe injuries and ill health, Amato became opiate dependent. The medicine that had initially been prescribed to aid in his healing…

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Transform conference inspires leaders – Thrive Youth Ministries – Youth Ministry Christian Article

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 worship led by the youth worship team, workshops were led by Jon Mills from Youth for Christ, Coventry, Kyle McKinnon from Reign Ministries and John…

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The Prophetic Significance of Turkey’s Invasion of Syria – End Times Christian Article

Middle East Mayhem is nothing new! The fast-deteriorating situation was set in motion last week, when President Trump ordered U.S. troops in northern Syria to step aside, clearing the way for an attack by Turkey, which regards the Kurds as terrorists. Should we blame President Trump or is there a bigger perspective here? Chaos in Syria:  Paving the Way For a Turkish-Led Caliphate The rumblings stirred by Turkey’s Operation Spring of Peace into Syria this week are triggering alarm bells…

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Gospel-Centered Partnership: Faith Comes By Hearing – Christian Article

This article is part of the Gospel-Centered Partnerships series. As a not-for-profit Christian ministry, Crossway works in partnership with other like-minded ministries around the world to see the gospel of Jesus Christ go forth and to equip the global church with ESV Bibles and other Bible-based resources. Getting God’s Word Out Faith Comes By Hearing has the mission to “get God’s word to every person and cover the world with the word” by creating and distributing Bible recordings and programs…

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Clashes Between IDF and Syrian Army – End Times Christian Article

New realities are emerging in the Middle East Since the Syrian war broke out in 2011, Israel has been the only military force able to oppose Iran. Overnight, Israel finds itself in a new season in which the Iranians are free to attack the Saudi oil infrastructure and the Turks are free to invade Syria. How is all of this effecting Israel! Israeli soldiers stand guard near the Quneitra crossing in the Golan Heights on the border between Israel and Syria Trump’s Syria Pullout…

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Transform conference inspires leaders – Thrive Youth Ministries – Youth Ministry Christian Article

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 worship led by the youth worship team, workshops were led by Jon Mills from Youth for Christ, Coventry, Kyle McKinnon from Reign Ministries and John…

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My experience with Thrive over the past year – Youth Ministry Christian Article

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 have needed him to do. As Luke moves on in June to take up an intern position with Youth For Christ, we asked Luke to…

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