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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

DIOCESE OF
PALM BEACH

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 video training with some of the leading experts in the field of youth ministry.

  • COURSE LIBRARY *

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

  • TRAINING SESSIONS *

    There are over 40 individual training videos from some of the most brilliant voices in youth ministry.

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!

THE THRIVE 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!

COMPREHENSIVE FORMATION FOR YOUR VOLUNTEERS *

  • A FULL YEAR OF TRAINING

    We’ve created a comprehensive curriculum that takes your volunteers through the 12 most important topics that every volunteer should know!

  • Well-Rounded Content

    Your volunteers will be trained in 5 important areas: Mind, Body, Spirit, Ministry, and Fun.

  • real world application

    We go beyond the theoretical. We cover real ministry examples and focus on actionable tips and tricks your volunteers can implement right away.

  • Created for Accompaniment

    Discussion questions are included with each video to encourage conversation and reflection.

MINI 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.

THRIVE INCLUDES
COURSES FROM

 

ADDITIONAL 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

Vagabond Missions

Christina Lamas

Christina Lamas

NFCYM

April Diaz

April Diaz

Aprildiaz.com

Robert Feduccia

Robert Feduccia

Declan Weir Productions

Sarah Kaczmarek

Sarah Kaczmarek

Encounter Ministries

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

Jil Yong

Jil Yong

Diocese of Hamilton, NZ

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

Crystal Marchand

Crystal Marchand

ProjectYM

Brock Morgan

Brock Morgan

Generation 514

Doug Tooke

Doug Tooke

ODB Films

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

Fr. Joe Espaillat

Fr. Joe Espaillat

Archdiocese of New York

Christopher Wesley

Christopher Wesley

Marathon Youth Ministry

Tom East

Tom East

Center For Ministry Development

BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE!

THRIVERS GET A NEW SCREEN GAME EVERY WEEK *

FOR IN PERSON AND VIRTUAL YOUTH MINISTry PROGRAMS!

Between preparing your teaching, wrangling up enough volunteers, and figuring out how to get your new webcam to work – 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 week.

FEATURING GAMES LIKE:

THRIVE COURSES

Here’s a quick look at just 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! 

Student Leadership

Student Leadership

When you enable and equip young people to lead, it helps their faith become something they will stake their life on. Jim Beckman walks you through the how to do just that.

Small Groups

Small Groups

Annie Grandell explores why small groups are such an effective ministry model. She highlights the key to a successful small group ministry, explains how to launch small group program, and discusses the obstacles you might face throughout the process.

All Inclusive

ALL INCLUSIVE

We all want our ministry to be welcoming and open to all students, but how much time do we actually invest in making that a reality? Lindsey West teaches us how to make our ministry a more inclusive place for students that with various needs and disabilities.

Funding Your Mission

Funding Your Mission

Very few youth ministers love fundraising, but maybe that’s because we’ve been doing it wrong? Matt Rice and Dylan Browning talk about the importance of fundraising for your ministry and challenge us to rethink our asking strategy.

Pro Youth Ministry

Pro Youth Ministry

Are you the kind of leader that people line up to follow? Is your ministry scalable and effective? Rich Curran walks you through how to accomplish both of those by being more professional in your ministry.

Gifted

Gifted

Just like our physical DNA, we each have unique spiritual DNA, designed by God to be used to serve Him. Tony Vasinda will help you understand your gifts and how to best use them.

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!

LITE

  • ONLINE COMMUNITY
  • WEEKLY LIVE COURSES
  • DIRECT SUPPORT
  • COURSE LIBRARY
  • TRAINING VIDEOS
  • SCREEN GAMES
  • MASTERMIND GROUPS
  • VOLUNTEER INSTITUTE
  • VOLUNTEER
    MINI COURSES
  • VOLUNTEER TRAINING RESOURCES
  • GREATER PARISH
    LEADER ACCOUNT

$19/MONTH

STANDARD

  • ONLINE COMMUNITY
  • WEEKLY LIVE COURSES
  • DIRECT SUPPORT
  • COURSE LIBRARY
  • TRAINING VIDEOS
  • SCREEN GAMES
  • MASTERMIND GROUPS
  • VOLUNTEER INSTITUTE
  • VOLUNTEER
    MINI COURSES
  • VOLUNTEER TRAINING RESOURCES
  • GREATER PARISH
    LEADER ACCOUNT

$19/MONTH

PREMIUM

  • ONLINE COMMUNITY
  • WEEKLY LIVE COURSES
  • DIRECT SUPPORT
  • COURSE LIBRARY
  • TRAINING VIDEOS
  • SCREEN GAMES
  • MASTERMIND GROUPS
  • VOLUNTEER INSTITUTE
  • VOLUNTEER
    MINI COURSES
  • VOLUNTEER TRAINING RESOURCES
  • GREATER PARISH
    LEADER ACCOUNT

$39/MONTH

THE NEW THRIVE COACHING PLAN

In addition to all of the THRIVE PREMIUM features, you’ll get:

MONTHLY COACHING SESSIONS

You’ll get an hour of one-on-one coaching with
a youth ministry expert each month.

QUARTERLY VOLUNTEER SESSIONS

We’ll join you and your team up to
four times each year to lead an
in-person or virtual training event.

$199/MONTH

SPECIAL DEAL: $139/MONTH

AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST 10 SUBSCRIBERS ONLY!

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THRIVE COACHING

WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?

INTRODUCING

THE NEW THRIVE

COACHING PLAN

Being poured into is a vital part of growth in any aspect of our lives.

Athletes have coaches, musicians have teachers, even young plumbers work under the guidance of a master plumber.

As a ministry leader it is all the more vital to be forming yourself and your skill set to be at the service of dynamically and comprehensively building the Kingdom of God.

We want to help you
Thrive as a leader!

Thrive Coaching will give you regular ongoing coaching with a youth ministry expert: including both one-on-one sessions and digital support.

Coaching will be both specific to your situation and cover set topics for intentional ministry specific leadership growth.

WITH THRIVE COACHING
YOU WILL:

  • Grow as a professional ministry leader.
  • Become more valuable to the parish.
  • Learn new skills for your ministry toolbox.
  • Have a sounding board for challenges unique to your ministries.
  • Grow personally, professionally, and as a disciple.
  • Be accompanied by someone who understands Youth Ministry.

MONTHLY ONE-ON-ONE
COACHING SESSIONS?

The coaching session is made up of 2 parts. In the first part of the session, the coach will ask the mentee a few questions and serve as a sounding board and give guidance on the aspects that the mentee finds most urgent. This typically lasts 25-30 minutes. This time is also used to address the spiritual needs of the mentee. How is your prayer life going? Is the work / life balance in check?

The second part of the session is formation given by the mentor. This also lasts 25-30 minutes. A specific topic is taken, taught, and applied to the situation of the mentee. This piece ends with a challenge to be completed prior to the next session. All of the challenges require a small amount of time and a small amount of courage.

A QUICK LOOK AT SOME OF THE TRAINING SESSIONS INSIDE THRIVE