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Screenshots from the new Grow App on mobile devices

Understanding the importance of Grow

Imagine a social media app that combines some of the functionality of Instagram with some of the content of the YouVersion Bible app and you’ll begin to get a sense of what the new Grow App is about. It gives users the opportunity to connect with friends, share what’s happening,...

Margaret Brown (left) with her Crusader Leader, Valerie Coombs (right)

Age 100 and still praying for her girls

Jo Slater met one of our supporters last summer, who shared the story of her own Crusader Leader - who despite being 100 years old still regularly prays for the members of her Group... I met Margaret Brown, a former Girl Crusader at Hove, during the summer when we were both...

How to Include Autistic Children and Young People in Church

"Without considered and intentional measures, many aspects of church life can pose challenges for autistic children and young people." - Mark Arnold 'How To Include Autistic Children And Young People In Church' is a new book written by Mark Arnold (Additional Needs Ministry Director) and part of the popular Grove Youth...

Brian Spurling running a training session at Westbrook in 1986

The man who trained a movement

If there is one face from the last forty years that most Urban Saints Leaders would recognise, it is probably that of Brian Spurling. In his 28 years of paid service, he has travelled well over 300,000 miles and organised/run over 400 training/regional/ national events. At Christmas he officially retired, and...

Young woman running through a field, looking towards a sunset

Not alone and not afraid

We recently had our Spring 24/2 prayer event and several Urban Saints Groups participated in Our Big Journey. It is so powerful to see that God is not limited in the way humans are! We were able to be in different spaces physically, but it was clear that the Holy...

Additional Needs Ministry update

‘And God is able to shower all kinds of blessings on you. So in all things and at all times you will have everything you need. You will do more and more good works’ 2 Corinthians 9:8 (Accessible Edition New Testament, a project which we are collaborating in with Biblica). Your generosity has...