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Additional Needs Ministry in a pandemic

‘Tell the nations about his glory. Tell all people about the wonderful things he has done.’ Psalm 96:3 (New International readers Version, as used in the Accessible Edition Psalms, a project being released soon in collaboration with Biblica)   What does it look like to sustain Additional Needs Ministry in a pandemic? We've taken the ministry...

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...

Fundraising Manager

It is amazing to think of the many thousands of young people who have been connected with Urban Saints / Crusaders over the last 120 years.  The Fundraising Manager is a new hands-on role to help Urban Saints  rekindle contact and support from the hundreds of thousands of people who have...

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...