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A one-of-a-kind, in-person event exclusively for Catholic youth ministry leaders.

A one-of-a-kind, in-person event exclusively for Catholic youth ministry leaders.

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Catholic youth ministers
froM across the country
will be coming to

chattanooga, tn

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don't call it a conference.

SERIOUSLY, THRIVEanooga is Not a conference.
It's ALSO Not a retreat, seminar, or LECTURE.

It's a highly-relational and truly interactive event created by Catholic ministry leaders for Catholic ministry leaders. We took everything we love about conferences, and added more of that. We also threw away the stuff we didn't love and added what we thought was missing. The end result was a four day event unlike anything else you've ever been to.
We call that result "Thriveanooga",
and we think you're going to love it!

"Everything about Thriveanooga felt exactly right. The conflab model that allowed for real expertise to be engaged and shared was perfect. Not once did I find myself being talked at or unseen. This experience was intimate and wonderful."Carol Wiget (Birmingham)

it's built different.

We built Thriveanooga from the ground up to be a unique experience like nothing else you've ever been to. You will leave poured into, fed, and fired up to go back to your parish and build the Kingdom!
But don't just take our word for it, listen to what
Megan had to say after attending Thriveanooga:

OVER THE Last 3 yearS, we've had youth ministers from over 50 dioceses take part in Thriveanooga!

who is this for?

This event was created exclusively for Catholic ministry leaders who work with middle school and high school students, but because it's a unique event, we wanted to help you decide if this event was really for you.If you can emphatically answer yes to all the questions below, then you definitely need to join us for Thriveanooga!

REGISTER NOW

You're ready to secure your spot today before they're gone!

If you're ready to pay in full for your spot at Thriveanooga 2023, you can do so today and lock in your spot!Individual registration guarantees you your own bedroom in our new apartment style hotel, but if you want your own studio apartment, you'll need to upgrade during registration.
REGISTER NOW
Scholarships are available.
Keep scrolling to find out more.

GENERAL REGISTRATION OPENS JANUARY 23, 2023

join the priority list

Registration for Thriveanooga 2024 is not open yet, but if you join the Priority, you'll get an email when registration opens.

JOIN THE LIST

There are a limited number of spots for Thriveanooga, so be sure you're on the list.

"Everyone who works in Youth Ministry has something new to learn and some wisdom to share. I cannot think of a better place to do either of those two things than Thriveanooga."Paul Minarik(Chicago)

so what is it?

THRIVEanooga is COLLABORATIVE.

We're not bringing in big name speakers for this event, the biggest asset of Thriveanooga is you. Every person who comes has their own skills and experience, so we're going to leverage that for everyone's benefit.

Rather than keynotes and lectures, the day is filled with collaborative sessions where we'll work together to create action-oriented solutions to your real world ministry problems. It's all about learning from and challenging each other.

THRIVEanooga is CREATIVE.

We are not looking for cookie cutter solutions, we're ready to push the envelope, challenge conventions, and dream up creative and innovative solutions. To make that possible, we've structured each day to give time and space for creative thinking and group brainstorming sessions.

THRIVEanooga is CROWDSOURCED.

Our team is not picking the topics to be covered at Thriveanooga, you are!

After you register, you'll get to suggest topics for conversation. Based on upvotes from all the registered attendees, we'll choose the most requested topics and build the content for the event around those.

THRIVEanooga is COMMUNITY ORiENTED.

More than anything else, Thriveanooga is about community. Youth ministry can be lonley at times – we get it. We want Thriveanooga to be about building real, in-person community. We created the schedule and intentionally chose venues that will foster community.

We've built Thriveanooga to be intentionally small. It's far too easy to get lost in the sea of people at a big conference – that won't happen at Thriveanooga. By the end of the week, you'll know everyone's name (or at least their face).

We will be facilitating pre-event and post-event conversations inside of Thrive to make sure that community we build at Thriveanooga doesn't stay at Thriveanooga (though the stories might).

THRIVEanooga is COnstructive.

When you head home from Thriveanooga, you won't be leaving empty handed. Throughout the week, we will be building innovative solutions together. You'll be able to take back these solutions and implement them in your ministry right away and make real change (we're not just talking theory).

THRIVEanooga is CATHOLIC.

At ProjectYM, everything we do is rooted in our Catholic faith – Thriveanooga is no different. We'll have dedicated time to pray, worship, and celebrate the Sacraments together. We're honored to be joined throughout the event by various clergy and Catholic worship leaders.

a few more details

STILL HAVE QUESTIONS?

REGISTER NOW

You're ready to secure your spot today before they're gone!

If you're ready to pay in full for your spot at Thriveanooga 2023, you can do so today and lock in your spot!Individual registration guarantees you your own bedroom in our new apartment style hotel, but if you want your own studio apartment, you'll need to upgrade during registration.
REGISTER NOW
Scholarships are available.
Keep scrolling to find out more.

GENERAL REGISTRATION OPENS JANUARY 23, 2023

"As a brand new youth minister, I love the collaborative, problem-solving model. I can share what problems I have encountered, and people with years and years of experience shared simple solutions and their best advice with me."Skylar Kumprey (Milwauke)

scholarships available

PARish Youth Ministers

We get it: youth ministry budgets are often VERY small – and there's never enough money for the professional development you need...

But we don't want money to be the reason you can't join us at Thriveanooga this year. We've put together a scholarship fund to help you get here!

Scholarship funds are very limited – please don't request funds you don't need.
REQUEST PARISH SCHOLARSHIP

Priests and Seminarians

We believe that one of the best ways to impact the field of youth ministry is get priests fired up and on the same page as their youth ministry leader...

So this year at Thriveanooga, we've got a (limited) scholarship fund exclusively for priests and seminarians to be a part of the event!

We prefer you come WITH the youth minister from your parish, but it's not required.
REQUEST PRIEST SCHOLARSHIP

Campus ministry leaders

Youth ministry happens in a variety of contexts – and we want to help the leaders across those contexts to work together and collaborate more...

So this year we've put together a scholarship fund to help get more middle school and high school campus ministers in the room!

Scholarship funds are very limited – please don't request funds you don't need.
REQUEST CAMPUS MINISTRY SCHOLARSHIP

RELIGIOUs SISTERS
AND BROTHERS

We know that there are many religious communities with a charism for serving young people, and we would love to have representatives from those communities be part of Thriveanooga!

If you're a member of one of those communities, we want to help get you to Thriveanooga!

We would love for you to bring two members of your community if possible.
REQUEST RELIGIOUS SCHOLARSHIP

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where is it?

Thriveanooga is held in the heart of downtown Chattanooga, TN. We've bought out an entire apartment-style hotel – including our own coffee shop, bar, and game room.It's like an upscale youth ministers dorm!

"This is the first ministry event I’ve been to where authentic community was fostered between all the participants. Within 2 days, there was a deep sense of family and love - it was an absolute blessing."Alyssa Trutter(Austin)

dioceses involved

We've had ministry leaders from over 60 dioceses participate in a Thriveanooga event (including this upcoming year).

Anchorage
Juneau

Atlanta

Austin

Baltimore

Baton Rouge

Belleville

Birmingham

Brooklyn

Chicago

Cleveland

Denver

Des Moines

Detroit

Evansville

Fort Worth

Grand Rapids

Green Bay

Indianapolis

Jackson

Joliet

Knoxville

Lansing

Las Vegas

London
(Canada)

Los Angeles

Louisville

Madison

Memphis

Metuchen

Miami

Milwaukee

Nashville

New Orleans

New York

Oklahoma City

Omaha

Orlando

Owensboro

Portland

Raleigh

Sacramento

Saginaw

Saint Augustine

Saint Paul Minneapolis

Salina

San Angelo

San Bernadino

San Diego

Saskatoon

Seattle

Shreveport

Springfield
Cape Girardeau

St. Louis

Steubenville

Toledo

Tucson

Tyler

Venice

Washington

Wichita

Wilmington

the 2023 team

For Thriveanooga 2023, we had an amazing team of Catholic youth ministry leaders.

Here's a quick look at some of that awesomeness:

Bob Ferretti

Saint Joseph HILLSBOROUGH, NJ

Carol Wiget

Diocese of BIRMINGHAM

Fr. Casey Floyd Jones

ST. ELIZABETH SETON Naples, FL

Charlie Hardesty

Diocese of owensboro

Chenele Shaw

BEFORE GETHSeMaNE INITIATIVE

Chris Bartlett

Ablaze Ministries

Colm Leyne

Saint Anne Saskatoon, SK

Crystal Marchand

PROJECTYM

Edgardo Juarez

Diocese of San Bernadino

Fernando Torres

Agnus Dei

Jacque Szczepanski

YDISCIPLE

Mandi Whittaker

PROJECTYM

Marcia Lane-McGee

Plaid Skirts
and Basic Black

Michael Marchand

PROJECTYM

our sponsors are awesome!

A big thank you to the sponsors who help make Thriveanooga 2023 possible!

There's still room for your organization to join in on the fun:

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

sponsoring dioceses

Diocese of
Birmingham

Archdiocese of
Milwaukee

Diocese of
Owensboro

Diocese of
Baton Rouge

what does it cost?

$839
per person*

*This price is the double-occupancy rate.
Single rooms are available for an additional cost.

REGISTRATION INCLUDES LODGING, BREAKFAST AND LUNCH!All you have to pay for once you get to Chattanooga is dinner and drinks.

Three Important Notes:

1) Registration fees are transferrable but non-refundable .

2) You will have a roommate. If you want to pick your roommate, you'll be able to do that before the event. Otherwise, our team will assign you someone awesome.

3) Does not include the cost of "Adventure Day" – see below.
Sign up for Thrive Pro today and save $50 on Thriveanooga!FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THRIVE PRO

afterparty

This year at the end of Thriveanooga, we're throwing an epic afterparty...so you might want to schedule your return flight a little later than you were thinking.DETAILS ARE COMING SOON

pricing

This YEAR, ThRIVEANOOGA IS BIGGER AND BETTER THAN EVER, BUT WE'VE KEPT THE PRICE THE SAME!

JANUARY
18

THRIVEANOOGA ALMUNI

If you attended Thriveanooga in 2021, you'll get first dibs! But the window is short: only 48 hours!

JANUARY
20

THRIVE Diocesan Partners

If your diocese is a Thrive Partner, you've got a 24 hour head start to sign up for Thriveanooga!

JANUARY
21

THRIVE Pro Members

You have to be a Thriver to attend Thriveanooga, but if you're a PRO MEMBER, you'll get early access to register.

JANUARY
24

PRIORITY LIST Members

Enter your email address below to join the "Priority List" to make sure you get a chance to register before it sells out!

JANUARY
25

ALL Thrivers

If there's still spots available, registration will open on January 25th to the whole Thrive community!

    Individual REGISTRATION is $689.

    Registration includes lodging, supplies, all breakfasts, and all lunches.

    REGISTER NOW

    You're ready to secure your spot today before they're gone!

    If you're ready to pay in full for your spot at Thriveanooga 2023, you can do so today and lock in your spot!Individual registration guarantees you your own bedroom in our new apartment style hotel, but if you want your own studio apartment, you'll need to upgrade during registration.
    REGISTER NOW
    Scholarships are available.
    Keep scrolling to find out more.

    GENERAL REGISTRATION OPENS JANUARY 23, 2023

    ADD YOUR EMAIL BELOW TO GET added to the priority list and be NOTIFIED when you're able to register for THRIVEANOOGA 2022!

    registration

    This event will sell out quickly, so ENter your email below to get on the priority registration list – and get notified when registration opens

    JANUARY
    18

    THRIVEANOOGA ALMUNI

    If you attended Thriveanooga in 2021, you'll get first dibs! But the window is short: only 48 hours!

    JANUARY
    20

    THRIVE Diocesan Partners

    If your diocese is a Thrive Partner, you've got a 24 hour head start to sign up for Thriveanooga!

    JANUARY
    21

    THRIVE Pro Members

    You have to be a Thriver to attend Thriveanooga, but if you're a PRO MEMBER, you'll get early access to register.

    JANUARY
    24

    PRIORITY LIST Members

    Enter your email address below to join the "Priority List" to make sure you get a chance to register before it sells out!

    JANUARY
    25

    ALL Thrivers

    If there's still spots available, registration will open on January 25th to the whole Thrive community!

      You must be a Thrive member to register for Thriveanooga.If you're not already a Thrive, go sign up now – it's free!

      ADD YOUR EMAIL BELOW TO GET added to the priority list and be NOTIFIED when you're able to register for THRIVEANOOGA 2022!

      PICK YOUR APARTMENT

      The perfect option if you're heading to Thriveanooga with other people!

      Our new apartment-style hotel means you can book a two or three bedroom apartment for your group! Each apartment includes one Thriveanooga registration per bed, but if you've got people in your group willing to share beds or crash on the couch, you can add extra registrations to your room at a huge discount!
      PICK YOUR APARTMENT

      REGISTER NOW

      You're ready to secure your spot today before they're gone!

      If you're ready to pay in full for your spot at Thriveanooga 2023, you can do so today and lock in your spot!Individual registration guarantees you your own bedroom in our new apartment style hotel, but if you want your own studio apartment, you'll be able to add that on during registration.
      REGISTER NOW
      Payment plans are available – information below.

      GENERAL REGISTRATION OPENS JANUARY 23, 2023

      FUNDRAISE IT

      We understand that not everyone has it in the budget to attend Thriveanooga.

      You'll put down a $100 deposit today, and we'll set you up with an easy online portal to crowdraise the balance of your registration!You'd be surprised how the families in your parish will rally behind you when you tell them you want to invest in yourself so that you can better serve the teens in your community!
      FUNDRAISE IT

      GENERAL REGISTRATION OPENS JANUARY 23, 2023

      GOT A QUESTION?
      Email us at hello@projectym.com

      PAYMENT PLAN

      We understand that budgets are tight (and sometimes you have to wait until next fiscal year to pay for Thriveanooga), so this year we've put together a payment plan option for you!
      DEPOSIT – $100
      Due at the time of registration.
      SECOND PAYMENT – $300
      Due July 14th.
      FINAL PAYMENT – $289
      Due August 31st.
      REgister with a payment plan

      If you sign up for Thriveanooga before 11pm EST on Thursday, January 19th, you'll get over $900 in bonuses!
      AVAILABLE FOR FULL PRICED REGISTRATIONS ONLY

      Ultimate Screen Game Bundle

      Download all 145 screen games from the ProjectYM Games digital library.

      $725 VALUE

      Three Months of Thrive Pro

      Get access to weekly mastermind groups and over 25 hours of video training content.

      $120 VALUE

      YDisciple Connect Deck

      52 photo cards carefully curated to jumpstart the conversation in your small group.

      $10 VALUE

      The E Word Course

      A 5-part video course that breaks down Catholic evangelization.

      $29 VALUE

      The E Word Book

      A short, easy to read book that answers the important questions about evangelization.

      $10 VALUE

      SockReligious Socks

      A pair of super Catholic-y socks from our friends at SockReligious.

      $16 VALUE

      Mystery Gift

      We've also got an additional bonus gift for you!

      ??? VALUE

      ADD YOUR EMAIL BELOW TO GET added to the priority list and be NOTIFIED when you're able to register for THRIVEANOOGA 2022!

      JANUARY
      18

      THRIVEANOOGA ALMUNI

      If you attended Thriveanooga in 2021, you'll get first dibs! But the window is short: only 48 hours!

      JANUARY
      20

      THRIVE Diocesan Partners

      If your diocese is a Thrive Partner, you've got a 24 hour head start to sign up for Thriveanooga!

      JANUARY
      21

      THRIVE Pro Members

      You have to be a Thriver to attend Thriveanooga, but if you're a PRO MEMBER, you'll get early access to register.

      JANUARY
      24

      PRIORITY LIST Members

      Enter your email address below to join the "Priority List" to make sure you get a chance to register before it sells out!

      JANUARY
      25

      ALL Thrivers

      If there's still spots available, registration will open on January 25th to the whole Thrive community!

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        "I have never felt so fed and inspired and seen in my ten years of ministry. At Thriveanooga, I found companions on this road of ministry who’ve lived the same experiences as me. The solidarity and support is second to none. The opportunity to be poured into rather than being the sole person pouring into others was invaluable."Megan Moore(Dubuque)

        FAQs

        While we aren't giving out ALL the details about Thriveanooga, we do want to give you the information you NEED to know.If you have other questions, click the red chat bubble in the corner and ask – we just might answer them!

        "As ministers, we pour into others so much and so often; and there aren't always resources and ways for our own cups to be filled. You should come to Thriveanooga to be poured into, refreshed, renewed, and restored."Natalie Pronio(Baltimore)

        Made by Michael Marchand