The Message has been rooted in the Midlands through Eden for a number of years. In 2018, we took our missional work to the next level through Higher Midlands 2018, seeing thousands of young people at our gigs and introducing many to Jesus for the first time. In the next few years, we’ll be planting more community-transforming Eden teams, building up our creative schools work and looking at opportunities for Christ-centred enterprise and work in prisons.

The latest from Midlands

Andy’s review of 2019

Andy Hawthorne shares his highlights of what’s happened at The Message throughout 2019.

Eden Walsall: Helping others to help themselves

Gav Hicks, team leader of Eden Walsall, shares a recent highlight from their community

Reaching our nation

Across the UK, The Message is sharing the good news of Jesus with the least, the last and the lost. There’s lots going on – here’s your chance to catch up with the latest news

Somewhere I Could Call Home

Belonging to an Eden team is for people from all walks of life. We talked to three people who decided to be part of an Eden team whilst studying at university. Ellie, Pete and Emily were all living at home, just out of school, and plugged into their local churches before they joined Eden.

Eden Walsall: ‘This is what we’ve been praying for’

Every Eden team is partnered with a church. A loving family to support them and walk with them as they serve the community. Gav Hicks shares on the importance of these partnerships.

Eden Walsall: Saving Christmas

In December last year, Eden Walsall (West Midlands) advertised a large Christmas community event to be held in their local church hall but it wasn’t until minutes before the event that the team found out that there had been a problem and none of these amazing activities were able to be there.

Andy’s review of 2018

Andy Hawthorne takes a look back at 2018 and shares some of his highlights.

Higher sees 25,685 pupils in the Midlands and introduces more than 1,200 to Jesus

The Higher Tour is well and truly on the road – with the Midlands leg completed in February and March 2018. 

Eden Walsall: The Higher Tour in Walsall

In March this year the Higher tour went to the Midlands and Eden Walsall had the opportunity to be a part of it. Mission team BrightLine ran a great session on self-esteem at Walsall college with one of the teachers…

Higher Midlands Highlights

The moment we won Best Not-for-Profit To Work For in the UK

‘We realised we were looking for Eden’

Gavin and Jem Hicks became unsure of God’s direction for their lives after leaving India. However they soon found purpose and a home in Eden Walsall, West Midlands. They share their story…

We’re the Best Not-for-Profit To Work For in 2018 according to the Sunday Times!

We were second last year and this year we’ve gone one better and come out on top!

Eden Walsall: Bringing the community together

‘I have prayed for so long to hear children’s voices ringing round this church once again and can only thank God for answering my prayers at long last and trust that He will continue to bless and anoint ministries here in this parish’

Martin Storey – ‘Birthing a Vision’

Celebrating Christmas with Eden Walsall

Thanks to their local housing group, Eden Walsall were able to put on a Christmas party for the families in their community.

Being The Message: out now!

Being The Message is the new book from The Message team! Release date: 1 December 2017.

Eden Walsall: Fashionable Truth

Eden Walsall held a workshop for the young people of their community focussed on being clothed in salvation, sharing how God designed them and how he has amazing plans for their future.

Celebrating 25 years of The Message!

Rachel Hickson – ‘Keep Your Cutting Edge’