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Making a
Global Impact

The Message Trust exists to share the good news about Jesus Christ boldly with young people, across the globe.

For over 25 years The Message has been sharing the love of Jesus with young people in word and deed. From Andy Hawthorne receiving a vision from God in 1988 to share the gospel with people across Manchester in a city-wide festival, our work has grown but our heart has remained the same – to see lives and communities transformed through the gospel.

Today we’re an international ministry sharing the good news of Jesus in schools, communities and prisons across the globe. Whether young people meet our team in a school lesson, on a bus, at a youth group, in a community or at a gig, we want them to discover the love and hope Jesus offers them for themselves, and for them to become lifelong disciples of Christ.

From the day he gave the vision for Message ’88 to today, Isaiah 43: 18-21 and its call to the church is at the heart of everything we do:

‘Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. 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. The wild animals honour me, the jackals and the owls, because I provide water in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland, to give drink to my people, my chosen, the people I formed for myself that they may proclaim my praise.’

Creative <br> Mission


Our cutting-edge mission teams creatively shares the good news about Jesus to young people through the creative arts, school programmes and gospel proclamation events. 

We teach and encourage young people to share their own stories of hope on stages, in schools and on streets, allowing them to be catalysts for change in their communities.

Prison and <br> Enterprise

Prison and

Our prisons and enterprise team provide a Christ centred holistic approach to break the cycle of crime and gangsterism amongst young people.

We provide a support system from prison, to reintegration, through to employment, offering long term care for each individual we work with.

Community <br> Transformation


The places in greatest need of transforming power of Jesus are often the places where the church is in decline. Education favours the richest in society. Healthcare favours the richest in society. And the church favours the richest in society. We equip and empower the local church to bring God’s kingdom to communities through both words and action.

Training and <br> Equipping

Training and

We’re passionate about equipping and empowering people to share the gospel and develop the call of the evangelist.

One of our core values is enabling the local church to be prepared for evangelism and discipleship. We do this in several ways including our evangelism-focused Academy and our Advance groups that equip and develop the call of the evangelist.

Our Values


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.


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


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

Our four Message values of passion, community, church and innovation are explained in this short video from Andy Hawthorne, The Message Trust founder.