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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.