Andy Milne has been appointed by the Archbishop of York to lead a new Missional Youth Church Network (MYCN) beginning in the North of England. It is in joint partnership with Church Army and the Archbishop of York Youth Trust.
The vision of MYCN is to establish at least 30 missional youth churches (MYC) over the next five years, enabling 11-18 year olds to build community and discover faith in Jesus Christ. Local schools and colleges, churches and community projects will work together in partnership to reimagine church for this generation. Youth leaders and volunteers will become part of a wider learning network accessing training, encouragement and support for one another as they build for the future.
Andy starts his new role on 1 April.
Sorted and Bradford Centre of Mission (Church Army)continues to thrive and Tracy Milne has been appointed to succeed Andy and lead the project.
Tracy has co-led with Andy for a number of years and will provide a smooth transition of leadership. Church Army will be advertising for a Pioneer Evangelist to join Tracy and the team of volunteers in Bradford.
Please join us in praying for all of the above people as they prepare to move from their existing jobs into new roles.
Sorted sees 5 people baptised and 1 renewal on Sunday 3rd February 2019.
Sorted’s worshipping community is growing in faith as 3 adults, 2 young people and 1 older child say their baptism vows in front of the gathering of 40+ people at their latest baptism service.
One young person said: “Sorted is a family to me and baptism is a way of starting my faith journey”
Another said: “I’m looking forward to being confirmed next month with +Toby.
A Confirmation Service is planned for 3rd March 2019, with 9 candidates. The service will be held in United Reformed Family Church, Livingstone Road, Wrose. Please pray for an amazing outpouring of God’s Spirit as the candidates step out in faith and continue to walk in their beliefs.
Sorted starts the New Year off with a non alcoholic party which sees 51 attendees for their 1st party. Families, young people and 18+ all gather and enjoy interacting with different party games. The night went so fast that we didn’t get to play all the games, sing all the karaoke songs or dance all the party dances. We did however, let in the New Year with gusto and look forward to the promises/blessings that God is storing for us in 2019.
Sorted wishes and prays that everyone receives God’s blessings in full this year, including His Grace, Peace, Joy and Purpose as we journey together, exploring the unexplored areas of our lives and walking and talking with our Saviour.
Sorted hopes you all have as much fun as we did and we are looking forward to 2019: so far we are baptising, confirming, marrying, partying, growing, studying, socialising and accepting unconditionally those who wish to discover their own journey’s of life, spiritually, physically, emotionally and mentally. May we all enjoy the joys and persevere through the challenges.
Tracy asks: Should we have another party next year?
Every volunteer, young person, families, young adults all resoundingly say YES; looks like another diary date to fill in
Wow, its exciting times at Sorted this Christmas:
We have a cohort of young people who have completed their bronze/silver award for leadership course (accredited) and we await their results, with most of the young people going forward in the New Year to complete their Gold Award.
We are having a New Years Eve gathering where we will pray and bless the coming year, play loads of party games, eat food and generally have a good time. The event is ticket only, which are diminishing fast!
Our Christmas teachings are focussing on the journey, perseverance and what we might perceive with the young people interactively joining in.
We have a number of young people who are preparing for confirmation in early March 2019
Sorted would like to say thank you for all your support over the last year, both prayers and finances. May God bless you in all you do for Him and with Him as we explore faith together and share it with unchurched young people.
Reverend Tracy Milne, Dec 2018