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WE GET IT. YOUTH MINISTRY IS HARD.

IT’S HARD TO STAY AFLOAT IN MINISTRY WHEN YOU’RE THROWN IN WITH:

  • NO TRAINING
  • NO COMMUNITY
  • NO SUPPORT

You’re passionate about two things:
teenagers and Jesus.

You want your program to be successful and reach as many teens as possible.

You desire to bring them into relationship with Christ.

And you want your parish and your community to understand and support your vision for youth ministry.

AT PROJECTYM, WE SHARE YOUR PASSION.

WE BELIEVE THAT YOU MATTER.

WE BELIEVE THAT YOUR MINISTRY IS IMPORTANT.

WE BELIEVE THAT YOU SHOULD NOT HAVE TO DO IT ALONE.

Thrive is an online community of Catholic youth workers created by Catholic youth workers.

As a member of this community, you have access to digital resources, training materials, live broadcasts, and the collective wisdom and support of hundreds of Catholic youth ministry leaders around the world.

THRIVE DIOCESAN PARTNERS

The dioceses below believe that Thrive is such a valuable resource for parish leaders, that they have purchased Thrive memberships for every parish in their diocese!

DIOCESE OF RALEIGH

ARCHDIOCESE OF LOS ANGELES

DIOCESE OF MEMPHIS

DIOCESE OF KANSAS CITY
ST. JOSEPH

ARCHDIOCESE OF OTTAWA

DIOCESE OF CORPUS CHRISTI

DIOCESE OF HAMILTON, NZ

If you are a youth minister in one of our partner dioceses, contact your diocesan youth office for more information.

IF YOU WORK FOR ANOTHER DIOCESE AND WANT MORE INFORMATION ABOUT BECOMING A THRIVE DIOCESAN PARTNER, CONTACT US BY CLICKING THE  THE GREEN CHAT BUBBLE IN THE CORNER.

WHEN YOU JOIN THRIVE YOU GET:

TRAINING

  • WEEKLY LIVE COURSES

    Every week, we host a live training session via video. Each month a new topic taught over 3-5 sessions.

  • COURSE LIBRARY

    You’ll have on-demand access to our growing course library.

  • TRAINING SESSIONS

    There are over 50 individual training videos from some of the leading voices in youth ministry inside the Thrive training library.

RESOURCES

  • PRINTABLE COURSE GUIDES

    Most of our courses and training sessions come with printable PDFs to help you take action on what you’re learning.

  • FORMS AND MORE

    We’re pulling together all of the forms, printables, and handouts that we use in our ministry – it’ll save you tons of time!

COMMUNITY

  • PRIVATE FACEBOOK GROUP

    You’ll get access to our private group where you can ask questions, get advice, or simply share the joys and frustrations of youth ministry with people who get it.

  • MASTERMIND GROUPS

    Join a Thrive Mastermind Group and get matched with a handful of other youth ministers. You’ll meet weekly to brainstorm together and hold each other accountable.
    COMING SUMMER 2020

SUPPORT

  • MESSAGE OUR TEAM

    With one click, you can send a message to our team. We’ve got decades of youth ministry experience, and we’re here to help everyday with whatever you need!

  • ONE-ON-ONE CALLS

    If you need more than a conversation via direct message, we’re happy to schedule a call with you!

  • COLLECTIVE KNOWLEDGE

    You’ll also have access to the Thrive “hive mind” – hundreds of youth workers from around the world!

PLUS TONS OF RESOURCES TO HELP YOU BUILD, TRAIN, AND SUPPORT YOUR VOLUNTEER TEAM!

VOLUNTEER COURSES

  • FIVE DAY VIDEO COURSES

    We’ve broken down our volunteer courses into five 3-4 minute videos!

  • AUTOMATICALLY EMAILED

    You simply add in your volunteers and then queue up the course you want them to take – they’ll get the videos via email!

  • TEXT THEM INSTEAD

    Or have the videos sent to each of your volunteers via text message!

  • CUSTOMIZE THE COURSE

    You can space out the sessions (maybe one a week instead) – and even edit the email/text message content!

TRAINING LIBRARY

  • PERFECT FOR VOLUNTEER MEETINGS

    Looking to bring more formation elements to your regular volunteer meetings but don’t have a lot of prep time? We’ve got you covered!

  • CREATED WITH VOLUNTEERS IN MIND

    Each video is packed with action items geared specifically at youth ministry volunteers. They’ll be able to put what they learned into practice that week!

  • BRILLIANT PRESENTERS

    Our Volunteer Training Library features a variety of speakers with real in-the-trenches experience.

BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE!

THRIVERS GET BIG BONUSES WHEN THEY SIGN UP*

A HUGE DISCOUNT ON GROW + COMPANION RESOURCES!

There are a LOT of youth ministry curricula out there. It’s crazy how many…

We get asked all the time about which curriculum people should choose for their ministry – while there’s no “one size fits all” answer, I can tell you the curriculum WE USE in the parishes we run programs in: GROW.

It is an amazing resource for youth workers! More than just a curriculum, it’s a comprehensive system to grow your students and your ministry.

The curriculum is “series-based” – with 13 different series included (that’s 50 weeks of content). Each week of curriculum content includes teaching outlines, small group questions, promotional graphics and videos, game ideas, media suggestions, and tons more.

But that’s just the beginning: Grow also includes amazing planning tools, strategy guides, meeting outlines, parent events, shopping lists, and much more!

THRIVERS SAVE $300 ON GROW CURRICULUM AND STRATEGY!

Plus you’ll get our monthly Catholic Companion Guide for Grow – giving you ideas and tips on how to integrate the beauty of the Catholic faith into Grow. Including: Catechism references, saint connections, Catholic prayers, and more

(Catholic Companion Guide is only available for Grow Volume 3)

TOTAL VALUE: OVER $500!

A NEW SCREEN GAME EVERY WEEK FROM PROJECTYM GAMES!

Between preparing your teaching, wrangling up enough volunteers, and calculating how many pizzas you need to order – you’ve got enough to worry about!

What game you’re going to play tonight shouldn’t be one of them.

Because when it comes to games, ProjectYM Games has you covered with a fresh new screen game every Monday morning.

PLUS YOU’LL GET TO CHOOSE 3 GAMES FROM OUR EXISTING GAME LIBRARY!

TOTAL VALUE: $75!

HOST A THRIVECON PARTY AT YOUR PARISH!

With the ThriveCon Party Kit, you’ll be able to host a training event for your volunteers all about how to better understand and serve Gen Z.

You’ll get all of the video training content from this year’s ThriveCon – featuring seven brilliant voices in youth ministry and youth culture.

PLUS YOU’LL GET PRINTABLE RESOURCES AND A DIGITAL PLANNING GUIDE TO PULL OFF THE PERFECT EVENT!

TOTAL VALUE: $50!

*BONUSES AVAILABLE ONLY AT THE “THRIVE PLUS VOLUNTEER” LEVEL

THRIVE FEATURES TRAINING CONTENT FROM

 

Michael Gormley

Michael Gormley

LayEvangelist.com

Elle and Kenny Campbell

Elle and Kenny Campbell

Stuff You Can Use

Bob Lesnefsky

Bob Lesnefsky

Dirty Vagabond Ministries

Christina Lamas

Christina Lamas

NFCYM

April Diaz

April Diaz

Aprildiaz.com

Robert Feduccia

Robert Feduccia

Declan Weir Productions

Annie Grandell

Annie Grandell

YDisciple

Michael Marchand

Michael Marchand

ProjectYM

Clay Imoo

Clay Imoo

Archdiocese of Vancouver

Gene Montrastelli

Gene Montrastelli

APEX

Bishop Caggiano

Bishop Caggiano

Diocese of Bridgeport

Mary Castner

Mary Castner

The Mary Castner Band

John Beaulieu

John Beaulieu

FRANCISCAN UNIVERSITY

Sarah Kaczmarek

Sarah Kaczmarek

Alpha Catholic

Marcel LeJeune

Marcel LeJeune

Catholic Missionary Disciples

Eric Gallagher

Eric Gallagher

Discipleship Focused Youth Ministry

Frank Mercadante

Frank Mercadante

Cultivation Ministry

Mark Oestricher

Mark Oestricher

The Youth Cartel

Fr. Joe Espaillat

Fr. Joe Espaillat

Archdiocese of New York

Brock Morgan

Brock Morgan

Generation 514

Doug Tooke

Doug Tooke

Monarch Catholic Ministry

Anita Parker

Anita Parker

Archdiocese of Perth

Joel Mayward

Joel Mayward

JoelMayward.com

Adam Mclane

Adam Mclane

The Youth Cartel

Tony Vasinda

Tony Vasinda

ProjectYM

Jil Yong

Jil Yong

Diocese of Hamilton, NZ

Christopher Wesley

Christopher Wesley

Marathon Youth Ministry

Tom East

Tom East

Center For Ministry Development

THRIVE COURSES

Here’s a quick look at some of the full courses inside of Thrive – each one includes 3 to 5 video sessions and is filled with action oriented lessons (and downloadable resources).

PLUS THERE’S A NEW COURSE TAUGHT EVERY MONTH! 

Balancing Act

We break open how you and your ministry need to find balance between the seemingly contradictory traits that you (and your team) need to make your ministry successful. 

No Perfect People Allowed

We focus on the importance of creating a program that welcomes brokenness and encourages the teens and adults we minister to and with to remove the masks that they try to hide behind. And (most importantly) how God works through our brokenness to make us new!

Teach It Better

You’ll learn valuable tried and tested tools to plan and give your best teaching. We’ll walk you through the strategy, the art, the elements, and the methods of how to teach your content better!

Habit Check

We look at habits that we often develop and talk about which ones are healthy and vital and which ones are unhealthy and need to be dropped. We also explore the habits that should be developed in every healthy, thriving youth ministry program.

FIRED UP!

For your ministry to be truly successful, you need people to not just be bought in, you need them passionate and excited. So let’s talk about how to get everyone fired up about your ministry – parents, teens, volunteers, and even your pastor!

Parent Relationships

We walk you through developing relationships with the parents involved in your ministry. You will learn about how parents view us in our ministry, tools and tips to support parents along the way, and how to equip parents to form their teens.

Rooted in Prayer

Prayer is an integral part of ministry, but how often do we talk about it with our leaders? Let’s change that! We’ll talk about how to teach your volunteers to pray with and for teens, we’ll help you teach your teens to pray, and (probably most powerfully) you learn how to equip the parents in your ministry to pray with their teens.

Student Transitions

In this 5-part course, we take a look at all of the major transitions your young people go through during their time with you: elementary to middle school, middle school to high school, underclassmen to upperclassmen, high school to college, and student to adult volunteer. We examine their physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual development during each of those seasons – and how your ministry needs to adapt to them.

SIGN UP FOR THRIVE TODAY!

THRIVE
STANDARD

  • ONLINE COMMUNITY
  • WEEKLY LIVE COURSES
  • COURSE LIBRARY
  • MASTERMIND GROUPS
  • THRIVE TRAINING LIBRARY
  • DIRECT SUPPORT

ONLY $20/MONTH

THRIVE PLUS
VOLUNTEER

  • ONLINE COMMUNITY
  • WEEKLY LIVE COURSES
  • COURSE LIBRARY
  • MASTERMIND GROUPS
  • THRIVE TRAINING LIBRARY
  • DIRECT SUPPORT
  • VOLUNTEER COURSES
  • VOLUNTEER RESOURCES
  • VOLUNTEER TRAINING LIBRARY
  • ALL THE BONUSES

ONLY $30/MONTH

WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?

A QUICK LOOK AT SOME OF THE TRAINING SESSIONS INSIDE THRIVE