Academy - Course Elements - The Message

Academy – Course Elements

Come and be trained, equipped and empowered in your evangelism!

Running for one academic year (September to June), Message Academy is a gap year training programme where you will explore and grow your heart for sharing the good news of Jesus with the least, last and lost.


Kick off the year by pressing into teaching and training.

Through deep-diving into God’s word, you will expand your biblical knowledge, deepen your relationship with God and explore new ways to put your faith into action. And then get stuck in to mission, learning how to boldly share the gospel with the least, last and lost.


Grow, be stretched and flourish.

Taking a lead on your placements and seizing opportunities to proclaim the love of Jesus, in term two you will grow your giftings and explore your own missional field. Press into your calling through preparing school lessons, planning youth sessions or producing your own music in our state-of-the-art studios. Be challenged, inspired and resourced to unlock who God says you are.


Get stuck into mission!

With big vision and bigger faith, you will be sent out to schools, communities, and prisons to boldly proclaim the gospel. Whether on the street or on stage, you’ll be challenged and committed to grab every opportunity to share the love of Jesus with those around you. You’ll also have the opportunity to spend two weeks at Easter on an overseas mission trip!

Teaching and workshops

Being rooted in the Bible is central to all we do. Over the year you will receive over 100 hours of teaching, as well as one-to-one tuition and workshops in topics including:

• Youth work
• The simple gospel
• Communication
• Urban mission
• How to study the Bible
• Apologetics
• Social media and evangelism
• Workshops creative development sessions in rap, street dance, and vocals.


Working with external partners, we provide exciting and stretching mission placements where you could be helping with youth groups in local churches and Eden teams, leading sessions and teaching your skills with Genetik Sessions, helping out on the Message Bus, or serving the homeless of Manchester with Barnabus.

‘Seeing young people impacted through our mission placements was a highlight. I saw them step into their own gifts and begin to shine as they went further in their discipleship journey.’

– Tolu, Class of 2019

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