Frontier Youth Trust is a movement of people and projects journeying with young people on the margins of church and society.
Together we are a movement building a better world by…
Working with young people – at work, home, youth club, on the street, in the community.
Creating new possibilities – new projects, new resources, new initiatives
Calling others to ministry on the margins – speaking out, leading, giving of time & money.
Challenging and changing the system – advocating, stewarding resources, leverage opportunities, campaigning
In our shared approach we find resonance with the way of Jesus:
commitment to the margins – In the margins we find a place of presence, discovery and encounter that changes us and leads us to create change.
embodied in relationships – theology is lived, by people and in communities. It is characterized by generosity, care, conversation and collaboration. Theology begins at the edge (and not the centre).
radical inclusion – We nurture inclusive spaces for conversation in communities, between diverse people & contexts, and the wider church. We seek to widen circles of who is welcomed, and what they can bring to the table.
traditioned and provisional – we are rooted in the traditions of those who came before us, of youth work practice, and of Christian faith. And we continue to evolve through playful experimentation, conversation, and an openness to change. We discern God’s presence by participating in it.
Prophetic challenge – We pursue justice for individuals and communities, and in the structures that we inhabit. We seek to be a prophetic challenge to the world, and to the church.
We resource this pioneering by…
Creating a home for pioneer youth work. We are a mission community active in building a better world for young people. When the work is hard, and nobody gets you, connecting together sustains and equips. We meet online, at events, in regional hubs, and in collaborating on joint projects.
Improving and increasing practice on the ground. Through training, coaching, practical resources and showcasing good practice, we are resourcing and equipping Christians to take pioneering risks in their work with young people.
Calling more to pioneering with young people. Together this movement has a loud voice. In theological thinking, campaigning, sharing good ideas, telling stories, we are inspiring and challenging others to join the pioneer movement to reach young people on the margins
Join us. Another world is possible.