We are The Message

Raising up generations of Urban Heroes

We are The Message

Raising up generations of Urban Heroes

The Message Trust exists to share the good news about Jesus Christ boldly with young people, primarily in urban areas.

We’re a worldwide movement passionate about sharing the love of Jesus Christ with the hardest-to-reach young people in words and deeds. In schools, communities, on stages and in prisons you’ll find us giving hope to the next generation by sharing the gospel with them. Each and every day we see lives transformed as people discover their true identity.

“See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.”

Isaiah 43:19

The Message Trust exists to share the good news about Jesus Christ boldly with young people, primarily in urban areas.

We’re a worldwide movement passionate about sharing the love of Jesus Christ with the hardest-to-reach young people in words and deeds. In schools, communities, on stages and in prisons you’ll find us giving hope to the next generation by sharing the gospel with them. Each and every day we see lives transformed as people discover their true identity.

“See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.”

Isaiah 43:19

Our Values

Click on any of the Values to hear a short explanation from Andy Hawthorne, The Message Trust founder.

Our Values

Click on any of the Values to hear a short explanation from Andy Hawthorne, The Message Trust founder.

Passion

We are a passionate people; passionate for Jesus and passionate for the least, the last and the lost.

Local Church

We are about empowering local churches to become missional and focus on transforming their communities.

Community

We are a family that spurs each other on to play our part in changing the world in Jesus’ name.

Innovation

We are a movement that is willing to try new things to reach young people for Christ. 

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The Message South Africa was launched in 2014 in Cape Town as the first international hub of The Message Trust, which was founded in the UK by Andy Hawthorne in 1988. The Message SA is now part of a growing international movement which we call The Message Family. From our base in Cape Town, we have a vision to impact at-risk youth in tough communities across the city and beyond.

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The Message South Africa was launched in 2014 in Cape Town as the first international hub of The Message Trust, which was founded in the UK by Andy Hawthorne in 1988. The Message SA is now part of a growing international movement which we call The Message Family. From our base in Cape Town, we have a vision to impact at-risk youth in tough communities across the city and beyond.