Urban Saints will be an effective disciple-making movement; reaching young people in every UK community.
We will achieve this by implementing a missional strategy, that gathers, loves, disciples and launches children and young people, that they might live like Jesus and be part of God’s church; actively seeking lives that lead, serve, evangelise and change the world.
We believe Urban Saints should be a diverse yet clearly identifiable movement, aiming to reach and disciple young people who are not yet part of the Church, especially those who are most often overlooked.
We will create a clear sense of belonging and identity; to be an Urban Saint will mean ‘you are loved and you belong’. Young people of all backgrounds will know our groups are a welcoming, exciting and safe Christian space.
Goal: By 2020 there will be high levels of brand consistency, high levels of integration and high levels of buy-in from all Urban Saints’ audiences.
We believe that young people meeting in weekly groups, enjoying everyday adventures and being together on camps is a powerful way to change lives and disciple young people. We want every young person in the UK and Ireland to have the opportunity to be involved with our exciting groups – especially the 95% who remain unreached by existing Christian youth and children’s work.
We will develop new Urban Saints volunteer-led groups across the UK and Ireland, inside and outside of the Church, supported by amazing leaders, great camps and first-class learning resources.
Goal: By 2020 we will have planted 42 new Urban Saints groups, supported by 300 new volunteer leaders.
For over 2,000 years, the adventure of pilgrimage has been a powerful part of a Christian’s development. Every young person should have the opportunity to take part in an overseas discipleship trip that pushes boundaries, accelerates discipleship and engages them in justice whilst they learn and make friends.
We will develop overseas discipleship trips, integrating these hand-in-glove with groups, schools and churches, and will focus on removing the barriers to participation.
Goal: By 2020 there will be 500 young people going on Urban Saints overseas trips each year.
Energize is a first-class online resource supporting Christian group leaders in the delivery of excellent Christian youth and children’s work in the UK, Ireland and beyond.
We will develop this digital platform with premium materials for use in independent groups, schools and churches, whatever the faith level of the young people.
Goal: By 2020 there will be 2,400 Christian young people’s groups, using Energize on a regular basis.