“Yes, I am the vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them, will produce much fruit. For apart from me you can do nothing. John 15:5 NLT

The youth at Ashburn FUMC have newly named themselves “THRIVE”. This name was chosen for many reasons. First, there are many references in scripture that compare growing in faith and following Jesus to vines, trees, fruit, or branches. We can easily form pictures in our minds of nurtured, vibrant green plants that are healthy as opposed to rotten, dead, and dried plants that have been left unattended and without the needed nutrients and light to grow. Also, we were inspired by the wonderful lyrics of the Christian song “Thrive” by Casting Crowns. We want our youth to “THRIVE” in the knowledge that Jesus is our Lord and Savior and He is the truth and the light. We intend for our youth to THRIVE by: “Sharing God’s love, as faithful Followers of Jesus Christ who Love our neighbors and Serve our community.” Follow. Love. Serve.

“It’s time for us to more than just survive. We were made to THRIVE.” Casting Crowns

We invite youth in our community to join us as we “THRIVE”. Fall begins our Ministry to Youth curriculum and games that reinforce the message through interactive play. Thrive is also a time of fun and fellowship in Christ in a safe and inviting environment. We also attend Christian concerts, youth retreats, and many other events. Come and see what fun and exciting things our THRIVE youth group have going on at Ashburn FUMC! Join us on Sunday afternoons from 4:00 to 6:00 PM as we THRIVE!