A key part of our approach is partnering with a local church. In fact, we won’t launch a Thrive Teams team without one. Our partnership with a local church helps meet the needs of wider families (e.g. debt support) and provides appropriate support for the young people we’re investing in as they become adults.

Thrive Teams seek to build the church’s long-term capacity to engage local young people in ways that are relevant for their context. A Thrive Teams church partner will provide a pool of volunteers and finances to provide a level of sustainability which is vital so that we can make a long term commitment to young people.

Would you like to partner with us?

We are looking for churches with a passion for a disadvantaged community near them and a desire to see young peoples’ lives changed, so that we can start new Thrive Teams teams and see more communities changed for good through the service of young leaders.

You will be within an hour of Oxford and be willing to invest time, finances and prayer, as well as help with the governance and oversight of a Thrive Teams team.

This is a long term commitment. So let’s start with a conversation.

Would you like to support us, as a church?

There are other ways you can support the work of Thrive Teams as a church. And there are ways that Thrive Teams can inspire and encourage you in your mission on your doorstep.

Contact Mary Smith on 01865 788355 or at mary.smith@innovista.org to book a Thrive Teams speaker to inspire your church.