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Discipleship in Lockdown

Watch the videos below to hear from some brilliant Group Leaders who are journeying with young people today, providing them with discipleship opportunities. Why do you disciple young people?   Doing this work with young people "is not volunteering, it is a calling". The last few months have been a challenge though. We've had to...

Energize: making disciples for Jesus, whatever the season

Energize: at home, online, in-person and socially distanced. If someone had suggested at the start of the year that we’d be producing guidance for groups entitled ‘7 ways to use Energize resources online or in socially distanced meetings’ we’d probably have said (as nicely as possible), “Online? Socially distant? We don’t...

A firework burns and sparks in a local community street

Praying as the sparks fly

"Next time you come, bring the Church..." were the words spoken to me by the community leader of one of Bradford’s toughest estates. At this time of year, you may have been involved in or asked to pray for ‘Halloween alternative’ events to help shine some of God’s light into local...

Young people meeting in the park socially distanced and with face coverings during the pandemic

What does discipleship look like during COVID?

The Urban Saints Impact Team have been developing resources and offering support to our Group Leaders throughout lockdown and beyond. Weekly session plans and encouraging video clips have offered hope to hundreds of volunteers navigating this fast-changing season but one question remains unresolved... how do you make disciples at a...

Our first online AGM

The very first online AGM of The Crusaders’ Union saw some new faces added to the Board of Trustees of Urban Saints. Following on from a successful online Thanksgiving Service on 3rd October, the AGM (the first of any kind since 2012) took place via Zoom and saw five Trustees...

A group of Urban Saints Leaders standing on top of a wall - they are more than conquerors

24/2 Prayer

Being an 'Urban Saint' means prayer is essential and we seek to pray together regularly asking God to bless our Groups, volunteers and young people as well as the ministries of other youth organisations around the UK. We are passionate about inviting God into everything we do and we don’t want to...