Groups

Urban Saints helps train, support and resource volunteer teams to run outreach groups tailored to the needs of the local community

TEAM MEMBER FORMS and Good Practice Guide

Click to go to the online New Team Member Application Form

This online form is for completion by all those applying to take on one of the following roles in a leadership team at an Urban Saints' or Energize Plus Group (including those changing to a different role within their current team):
Main Leader
Assistant Leader
Group Helper
Trainee Helper
Temporary Volunteer

Click to go to the online Team Member Update Form

This online form is to be used by a leadership team member to inform Urban Saints when any of the following applies:

  • You are leaving the leadership team of your Urban Saints/Energize Plus Group and not joining another team;
  • You wish to transfer to the leadership team of a different Urban Saints/Energize Plus Group;
  • Your personal details have changed.

Click to go to the Good Practice Guide page – login required

The Good Practice Guide (GPG) is for Energize Plus and Urban Saints' Community Groups only. Please contact Urban Saints if you do not have the login details.

We suggest you bookmark this page in your browser so you an access the GPG quickly in future.

STARTING A NEW Urban Saints' Group

Urban Saints' Groups provide a really welcoming place for young people to meet with their friends each week, enjoy loads of new everyday adventures together, go on memorable camps and trips and experience the life-changing journey of following Jesus whatever their starting point.

We want every young person in the UK and Ireland to have the opportunity to be involved with our exciting new Groups, but especially the 95% who remain unreached by existing Christian youth and children’s work. 

Because every local community is different, we have developed three types of Urban Saints' Group:

Community Group

A Community Group draws volunteer leaders from different churches in the locality. The Main Leaders are appointed by Urban Saints and they then appoint Assistant Leaders, Group Helpers and Trainee Helpers. All leaders and helpers aged 16 and over are DBS/PVG/AccessNI checked by Urban Saints. The Group follows the policies and practice guidelines provided by Urban Saints.

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Affiliated Group

Affiliated Groups are run by leaders from one church but, under an agreement with Urban Saints, carry our name and brand. Main Leaders are appointed by Urban Saints in consultation with the church and they, in turn, appoint all other leaders by agreement with the church leadership. Leaders are DBS/PVG/AccessNI checked by the church, who also provide the policies and practice guidelines for the Group.

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School/College Group

A School/College Group is run by leaders – possibly peer leaders – drawn from the school/college community or local church(es). The Group exists by express permission of the head/governing body of the school or college. Leaders are appointed and DBS/PVG/AccessNI checked by Urban Saints but the Group is run according to the policies and practice guidelines of the school/college.

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Click to see the 'Distinctives' of our Urban Saints' Groups