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What is THRIVE?
THRIVE is a conference that equips young people on how to share the Gospel. Students are challenged to have a bold vision and are trained to pray, care and share the Gospel to their lost friends.
Why run THRIVE?
Being a follower of Jesus is about growing in our relationship with Him, committing to follow his example, and being a leader in sharing the Gospel. We want to see students THRIVE in this relationship! There are many reasons why students don’t actively share the gospel and, by the end of this conference, we would like to see those reasons completely diminished. THRIVE conference is designed to help students go deeper in their relationship with Jesus by becoming leaders in advancing the Gospel in their spheres of influence because as they go, they grow.
Over the course of THRIVE, student will receive engaging classroom training, dynamic team activities and guided daily reflection time all geared towards equipping them to THRIVE in a gospel advancing ministry and to grow in their relationship with Jesus. Students will be challenged, equipped, and sent out into the community to put into practice the principles they have learned about being leaders in Gospel conversations
and through this they will grow as a follower of Jesus.
THRIVE can be run in your local youth group, as a combined churches conference, or even as a Christian school resource. Our desire is to customise, based upon your needs and location. We currently have two options of how this can run:
- ONE DAY INTENSIVE: One day teaching intensive where we can come and train your group on the foundations of advancing the Gospel.
- THREE DAY CONFERENCE: For the most comprehensive experience, we suggest the three day conference of teaching and community outreach to provide the opportunity to put into practice the training directly which will help solidify the teaching in the lives of teens.
Testimonies of THRIVE
“Youth ministers sometimes get caught up discussing whether youth ministry should be aimed at increasing maturity or promoting mission. Thrive is correct in its adamant insistence that you can’t have one without the other. Martin teaches clearly from the Scriptures that ‘as you go, you grow’ and this rings true for us being on the other side of the training. Teenagers who stepped out in faith, engaging in Gospel conversations, now know better what it means to be a disciple of Christ. We have now taken our youth leaders and our youth through the Thrive training on separate occasions and it continues to have an impact in the lives of all who had the privilege of attending.” – Tim
“The THRIVE training day was both engaging and challenging, with the result being a group of teenagers better equipped to go and make disciples of their friends – and as they go, they grow!
At first, some of our young people were hesitant at the idea of spending 4 hours in one place, but those thoughts didn’t last long! The THRIVE training day has been the highlight of our year so far and has grown the youth in their confidence to share the gospel of Jesus with their friends. We are thankful for Martin and the Word of Life team and we are praying for more youth to benefit from this ministry.” – Mike
“Word of Life ran THRIVE training with a small group of young adults. We learnt how to have intentional Gospel conversations with a simple and effective gospel presentation outline. Individually, we also set a bold vision for personal evangelism. Finally, we got to put all that training into practice by going out to the local streets and having gospel conversations with locals. It was a truly challenging experience and we now feel equipped to take the Gospel to those we interact with on a daily basis.” – Kevin
“The program that was delivered today explicitly taught students how to pray for and share the Gospel with their peers. It was practical, challenging and inspiring and the perfect tool kit for equipping this generation of young people for the Great Commission. Students left feeling empowered, full of passion and with clear goals of what they can do to impact their spheres of influence. Would highly recommend!” – Alyssa
For more information for running THRIVE at your youth group and/or church, feel free to contact us here online.
To download our THRIVE, click on the following link: THRIVE Youth Leadership Training Comp