Join the Community of
Catholic Youth Ministry Leaders

Have questions about youth ministry? Looking for people to bounce ideas off of? Tired of doing ministry alone? Need training for you and your volunteers? Thrive will help with all that...and more!

Talk about ministry with
other people who get it

The Thrive community is built for conversation:
Problem solve. Celebrate wins. Brainstorm ideas.
with other Catholic youth ministers


Easily find other leaders in your geographical area, working in the same ministry focus, or with similar passions and connect one-on-one with them.


Other Catholic youth ministers are looking for answers, and I'm betting (with your experience) you've got some! While there is tons that you will get out of being a Thriver, one of the best perks is being able to help out other leaders in need.
"Thrive has been such a blessing to me and my ministry. As a new youth minister, having a community to get advice and ideas from has helped me feel less isolated and overwhelmed. Thrive helps me feel supported and empowered!"
Jessica Lemoine

Practical TrainingFor your Volunteers

Free access to Thrive Volunteers for all of your adult leaders.
Every month we release a new course to equip your volunteers with the practical skills needed to succeed as a youth ministry volunteer. Each course contains four or five super short videos – only a few minutes each.
PLUSExpert Q&A and Downloadable Resources
This feature is available exclusively for Thrive Pro members.

Downloadable Resources

Get access to a growing library of PDFs, graphics, checklists, planning guides, and more. Spend less time creating forms and flyers and spend more time doing ministry.
"Thrive has been awesome to be part of. I love that it is a community that is interactive in a familiar social media type platform that is easy to use. Being able to connect with other youth ministers has been such a wonderful experience and whether you have a question, prayer request or are looking for a resource, you feel like it’s more personal and you are among friends."
Jenn D'Angelo Lucovic

Schedule a Video Call
WITH Our Team

We're happy to jump on a call with you and: brainstorm with you, give you advice, talk through a situation, help plan out a program, pray with you, celebrate your wins, listen to you vent, or pretty much anything else you need!
This feature is available exclusively for Thrive Pro members.


Jump on a video call each week with 5-7 other Catholic youth ministers and create real solutions to the hurdles you've encountered in your ministry that week!

A member of our team helps facilitate a collaborative process that helps the group brainstorm ideas, solve problems, and keep each other accountable!
This feature is available exclusively for Thrive Pro members.


The Thrive Community is filled with hundreds of Catholic youth ministers of all shapes, sizes, and flavors: Newbies and Veterans. Introverts and Extroverts. Full Time and Volunteer. From Big Parishes and Small Parishes. Planners and Improvisers.

We're all in this together!


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The dioceses above believe in the value of Thrive so much that they have invested in Thrive Pro memberships parishes in their diocese. If you are a parish youth minister in one of our Partner Dioceses, contact your diocese for information on how to claim your Thrive Pro membership.


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Student Leadership

Jim Beckman
Jim Beckman explores the question of "student leadership". Should you have student leaders? If so, who should they be? How should you form them? And what should they be responsible for? His answers might surprise you.


Tony Vasinda
Tony Vasinda speaks on the importance of being a safe space for youth and families from all walks of life. He challenges us to evaluate our ministries and who we are serving, what groups of people are underrepresented or not represented at all, and offers us a reminder that our mission is to love as Jesus did.


Kenny and Elle Campbell (from Stuff You Can Use), help you evaluate the unique gifts and skills of your volunteers. They then outline and unpack 20 unique potential volunteer positions that cater to the specific skillsets of your volunteers.

Music in Ministry

Steven Joubert
Steven Joubert discusses the important role that music can play in your ministry. He explores how we can make music an integral part of youth ministry, not just an afterthought.

Pro Youth Ministry

Rich Curran
Rich Curran (from Parish Success Group), walks us through how to get your parish to be PRO youth ministry and (more importantly) what professional youth ministry looks like – whether you're a paid staff member or not.

All Inclusive

Lindsey West
Lindsey West (from Uniquely Catholic) helps us have the important conversation about how to change our mindset and our ministry to be more open to teens with all kinds of abilities and special needs.

Funding Your Mission

Matt Rice and Dylan Browning
Matt Rice (Founder and President of Ablaze Ministries) and Dylan Browning (Director of Development for Ablaze) discuss the importance of fundraising for your ministry and challenge us to rethink our asking strategy.


Tony Vasinda
Tony Vasinda (cofounder of ProjectYM) talks about how we are all spiritually gifted and irreplaceable. Just like our physical DNA, we each have unique spiritual DNA, designed by God to used to serve Him and build the Kingdom.

No Perfect People Allowed

Michael and Crystal Marchand
Michael and Crystal focus on how to build a ministry that welcomes brokenness,  encourages those we minister to (and with) to remove their masks, and highlights how God works through our brokenness to make us new!

Student Transitions

Michael and Crystal Marchand
Michael and Crystal talk you through the developmental phases teenagers go through from 12-22 and give practical insights on how each phase needs to be handled differently in your ministry.

Rooted in Prayer

Kalista Bartee
In this course, Kalista helps you develop strategies to intentionally incorporate and teach prayer in your ministry: with teens, with volunteers, and with parents.

Small Groups

Annie Grandell
Annie Grandell (from YDisciple) breaks open the strategy of small group ministry. She outlines the process of building an effective small group ministry!

Teach It Better

Michael and Crystal Marchand
Learn valuable tried and tested tools to plan and give your best teaching. Michael and Crystal walk you through the strategy, the art, the elements, and the methods of how to teach your content better.

Creating A Culture

Learn how to build the culture of your ministry to be centered around prayer, evangelization, discernment, and discipleship.

Habit Check

Michael and Crystal Marchand
Take a look at the habits that we often develop as ministry leaders: Which ones are healthy and vital? Which ones are unhealthy and need to be dropped? Which ones are we missing?

Balancing Act

Michael and Crystal Marchand
Michael and Crystal break open how you and your ministry need to be intentional about finding balance between the seemingly contradictory traits.

Recruitment Engine

Tony Vasinda
Tony Vasinda unfolds the best way to recruit more volunteers for your ministry. He challenges you to look at your team, evaluate your needs, and make a plan to grow a healthy, thriving volunteer team

Parent Relationships

Michael Marchand and Tony Vasinda
Tony and Michael walk you through 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.

Balancing Act

Chris Wesley
Chris Wesley (from Marathon Youth Ministry) helps you answer three important questions: Why does your ministry exist? What does your ministry do? How do you put it all together and get to where you want your ministry to go?

Fired Up

Michael Marchand, Crystal Marchand, and Tony Vasinda
This course explores the often neglected (but essential) step of how to get everyone fired up about your ministry – parents, teens, volunteers, and even your pastor!

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Thrive Community

You'll get full access to the Thrive Community through our online platform – accessible through your browser or mobile app.

Thrive PRo Groups

Weekly video calls with 5-7 other Catholic youth ministers facilitated by a ProjectYM team member. We'll help you brainstorm ideas, solve problems, and stay focused on your ministry!

Thrive VoLunteers

Practical, video-based training for all of your adult volunteers!

Thrive Courses

Over twenty, action-oriented, video training courses designed to give you the practical tools you need to thrive in your ministry.

Fully Searchable

When you don't have time to watch a whole course, you can easily search the 25+ hours of video training content – it's all transcribed, captioned, and fully searchable.

Live Video coaching

Our team is available to jump on a live video call and help you with pretty much anything going on in your ministry!

Priority Registration

Be one of the first people to sign up for Thriveanooga and other ProjectYM events.

Thrive Students

Coming Soon

Online leadership training platform for your students – featuring content taught by Catholic college students.
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Only $400/YEAR


OVER $825 in bonuses
if you sign up today!

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Thrive Community

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