Inspired by the Great Commission of Jesus Christ, the DNA of Urban Saints lies within the 111-year-old, Crusader model of volunteer leaders gathering young people into groups and then loving, discipling and launching them into the world to make a difference for Christ.
Young people are desperate for community, belonging and for real rather than virtual adventure. Whether they know it or not, young people crave the purpose and love that only Jesus can fulfil.
"Go and make disciples..."
In 2020, Urban Saints will have a clear national identity; known for the discipleship of young people through weekly groups, annual camps and overseas mission.
In 2020, a culture of prayer, well-being and inclusivity will wash across all we do. Urban Saints will be characterised by groups with a sense of adventure, mission and justice together.
In 2020, Urban Saints leaders and young people will feel inspired, supported, empowered and self-motivated – ready to be disciple-makers and actively seeking opportunities to lead, serve, evangelise and change the world.
We believe that young people meeting in weekly groups 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 get involved with quality Christian groups – especially the 95% that would never go to a church.
We will develop new volunteer-led groups across the UK and Ireland, inside and outside of the Church; supported by great camps, great leaders, great resources.
We believe that Energize should be the premium Christian youth and children’s work resource in the UK, Ireland and beyond. With groups, schools and leaders everywhere being happy to pay for and subscribe to our digital platforms.
We will maximise the impact and profitability of Energize; developing materials for schools, outreach and groups beyond the UK and Ireland.
For over 2000 years, pilgrimage has been a powerful part of a Christian’s development. Every young person deserves the opportunity to take part in an overseas discipleship trip and we will focus on facilitating this and removing the barriers to participation.
We will develop overseas discipleship trips, integrating these hand-in-glove with groups and schools work.
We believe Urban Saints should be a place of belonging for young people and leaders – possessing a clear, shared identity, passionate about Jesus and the Urban Saints movement.
We will create a clear sense of belonging and identity; ‘To be an Urban Saint’ means you belong. We are inclusive and believe in the well-being of everyone.