We Are The Message

A worldwide movement with a passion to share Jesus Christ with the hardest to reach young people.

In schools

Our creative arts mission teams relevantly share the gospel of Jesus through music, dance and theatre, seeing thousands of young people make decisions to live for Christ every year.

In local communities

With a sharp focus on the most deprived neighbourhoods, Eden sends urban missionaries to live sacrificially, share the gospel and build authentic community.

In prisons

We help young people find Jesus in prison and assist with housing and jobs through our Message Enterprise Centre, breaking the spiral of youth reoffending and saving the taxpayer millions.

Transformed lives, transforming lives.

The mark of a life changed by Jesus is the desire to see others changed too. Time and time again, we see young people going from being the problem to the solution thanks to our work.

Many members of our mission teams were once drug abusers, dealers or violent criminals. We celebrate a handful of the best stories of transformation at our annual Urban Hero Awards ceremonies in Manchester and London.

We are unashamed about our witness and dependence on Jesus Christ – the surest hope for the transformation of our society.

The Message is a movement which includes:

Three credible bands – BrightLine, Galactus Jack and Vital Signs.

43 Eden teams in Manchester, Merseyside, London, the North East, Yorkshire and Humber regions.

Hubs in South Africa and Canada, delivering Message ministries in Cape Town, Vancouver and beyond.

A cutting-edge theatre company, In Yer Face.

A sex, relationships and self-esteem team, Respect Me.

Three Eden Buses, high-tech mobile youth centres providing a safe ‘off the street’ environment for young people.

Message Academy, training and equipping creative evangelists and urban youth workers.

Four discipleship-focussed businesses employing ex-offenders as apprentices.

A team of specialist prisons and resettlement workers, Reflex.

FACTS
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Well over 100,000 young people come into contact with our staff and volunteer teams each year – in the classroom, at a live gig, in community activities on our Eden Buses or at after-school clubs, or on the wings of young offenders’ institutions.

Deliver well over 20,000 hours of youth work through over 300 separate activities.

Fulfil around 75 schools weeks and gigs in partnership with local churches.

Train 20 youth and creative evangelists.

Meet hundreds of young people on our Eden Buses.