“We believe that Thrive Ireland has great potential to offer support to churches in Northern Ireland as well as supporting our work in churches in the Republic.”

Sharan Kelly, CEO, Tearfund Ireland.

‘There are a number of agencies offering support of various kinds in this area, however there is a pressing need to adequately scope the on the ground requirements of local churches in terms of developing an understanding, processes and the skills base to equip for effective Christian community engagement in the Irish context. Diane brings a wealth of experience in terms of the theory and practice of church based community engagement to this task. I am glad to personally endorse Thrive Ireland.’

Rev. David Thompson B.A., B.D., M.Phil, M.Th. Secretary Council for Congregational Life & Witness, Presbyterian Church in Ireland. 

“Personally, and as a denomination, we have found the input and support of organisations such as Thrive Ireland to be invaluable in terms of creating safe space for church leaders to grapple with some of the difficult questions and to support one another as they go on a journey of discovery in terms of their missional calling today. We look forward to partnering with them further in the years ahead.”

Rev. John Alderdice Director of Ministry, Methodist Church


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