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Our children's and youth workers are now a lot better equipped

Many of our volunteers have a passion to include children and young people who have additional needs. As part of his role, Mark Arnold, Additional Needs Ministry Director, visits churches to offer advice, training and ideas for how to help children, young people and their families feel they belong better...

Making Young Disciples for Jesus

Let me tell you about two brothers I met last Sunday. I went to a small local church on a council estate in one of the most deprived areas in the UK. Two friendly boys aged about 10 and 8 were kicking a football around in the church car park...

The new Energize logo - website relaunched on 2nd April 2019 with a new look and brand new and improved features

New Energize website launches

We are delighted to announce that the brand new version of Energize has launched this week, after a year of behind-the-scenes development. Energize (our key resources website) launched in 2003 and currently provides quality discipleship materials - including prayer ideas, video clips and discussion starters - to over 1600 churches and...

Refreshing Urban Saints

March 29th has always been a special day for Urban Saints. It is the date the movement first began, when the handful of Crusader Classes joined together to become a Union in 1906. On the 113th birthday of this Union (when we once again 'become a teenager', so to speak),...

Walking from Crouch End to Luton for Urban Saints

The Long Walk

Spring 1900. An English missionary, enjoying some rest and study time at home from the mission field, started a youth group after a chance encounter in a North London park. Without knowing it, he began a long walk that we are all still on today. Albert Kestin responded to a need in...

The sensory space at Spree Central 2018

Spree to offer sensory spaces

Last year we launched the provision of sensory spaces at two of our Spree events (Central, and West). These sensory spaces, operating all day on the Saturday of Spree, provided a safe haven for children, young people, and even some leaders, who needed somewhere to escape the crowds, heat and...