Sorted can have up to 130 young people attending its various groups on any given week. A typical week includes two Friday night activity session, two or three small discussion groups and a worship service. Sorted is ‘by young people and for young people’ and so young people are fully involved in planning, reviewing and running all sessions.
The activity session focuses on relationship building, teamwork, forming a community around Christian values of fairness, forgiveness, acceptance and mutual support. It includes a short talk about a faith or life issue. The small groups include a discussion time where young people ask questions, explore faith and life issues and practice leading various parts of the session. The worship service is formed with the input and involvement of the young people. Christian faith is made relevant and real for local young people and they play a full part in the service.
Mentoring, team meetings and part time gap year programs enable young people to become young team members and trainee leaders within Sorted. It’s often within this context that life skills are learnt and young people with no aspiration begin to discover a purpose in life. This leads to a sense of gratitude and a desire to give something back to others in the community.