Project Mindshift in Moldova

In Moldova, we are developing a new leadership programme called Mindshift. It is being developed by our teams in the former Soviet Union, led by Maricela, Innovista Moldova National Director. This is a series of seven workshops which helps to bring ‘renewal of the mind’ for those leaders who still carry the heavy burden of […]

Our Annual Report 2020

Our Annual Report looks back on 2020 and enables us to tell the story of an extraordinary year.

The global church needs you

I have found church hard this year. I wonder if you have too? We’re all Zoomed out, sick of face masks, and longing to sing together again. These have been challenging times for churches. These have also been challenging times for church leaders

Innovista’s chance to win £1,000

We would love you to nominate us for a chance to win £1,000 as part of specialist insurer Ecclesiastical’s Movement for Good awards, which is giving £1million away to charities this summer.

We need your help for the summer holidays

This summer (restrictions permitting), Thrive Teams leaders Matt and Daniel will run three-day holiday clubs in both South Abingdon and the Leys! In both communities, the school year has been a challenge.

Soviet leaders NEVER make mistakes

Anatoliy Sapsay, Innovista’s National Director in Ukraine, comments that “a big part of Soviet culture is that leaders never make mistakes. And if they do, they cover them up and never say sorry.” The Soviet leadership model finds its roots in two places: a belief that good leadership is all about achievement, and a fear […]

Bright Lights – Annual Review 2020

Bright Lights – Annual Review 2020 We are thrilled to share our ‘Bright Lights’ Review of 2020 with you. It’s a year we will always remember for its exceptional challenges, as well as opportunities. And a year in which you shone a bright light into some very dark and broken places. Against a backdrop of […]

Learning to Lead – My Journey with Innovista

Working for Innovista over the last 6 years has grown me and stretched me in ways I didn’t see coming. I have learned so much about leadership, teamwork, training and ministry in Ireland. I remember one day our international director, Jason, came to visit from Oxford to share with our team. Our office was in […]

Family Leadership

Do you think of yourself as a leader? Perhaps the question brings to mind your role at work or at church, or perhaps you jump to compare yourself to someone else. If you are a parent, then the answer is a resounding yes regardless of your roles outside the home – and we want to […]

Another year, another lockdown

Determined to be there Plunging into a third national lockdown just as the new term started has been hard for young people. Loss of routine again, separation from friends again, and contending with online learning again amplifies anxiety for so many. Thrive Teams are determined to be there, supporting and cheering on young people in […]