The Message Trust

Support students on our Genetik training programme

Will you help us to expand our Genetik Bursary Scheme, enabling gifted students to train with us here in Manchester?

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  • Young People (18-30)Young People (18-30)



‘Genetik’ is a dynamic training programme for 18 to 25 year-olds based in The Message Trust’s state-of-the-art 'Tribe Academy' facility in South Manchester. The course has established a solid reputation for providing excellent ministry training opportunities for young adults. However, it has come to our attention that there are people out there who would love the opportunity to do Genetik but don't have the financial backing to do so. In our opinion this just isn't fair. So, will you help us to expand the Genetik Bursary Scheme? At The Message in the vivacious city of Manchester, we are passionate about providing potential-releasing opportunities for young people and young adults. Genetik is one of the key ways that we are able to do this. ‘Genetik taught me important things about character and church, what it means to appeal to an ever-changing culture and how to better approach working with young people. It taught me about the importance of prayer and gave me valuable experience working with young people in deprived urban areas. Genetik helped me to become who I was meant to be and has been crucial to finding my future... it was truly life changing!’ - Jonathan Sharing a common biblical studies foundation, two distinct streams are offered: Creative Ministry and Urban Youthwork. Each stream offers a blend of workshops and practical opportunities working alongside local churches to educate and equip. But Genetik graduates often say that their deepest learning was ‘caught not taught’. There's just something in the air at Message HQ – the daily prayer and worship, testimonies of salvation and breakthrough... when all's said and done it's a God thing! A donation of £5,000 would fully fund our bursary scheme to cover the course fees of three students who would otherwise be unable to take advantage of Genetik's world class training.