What is Mission United Faith In Life?
We are a group of youth leaders from across Leeds and Bradford who gather young people three times a year (two residentials and one evening). Our vision is to help young people see the importance of knowing who Jesus is, their identity in Christ and God’s plans for them.
Our gatherings seek to equip all who attend to share Jesus in their every day lives. We give them an opportunity to get involved in local mission activities led by partner churches. When we meet young people experience times of worship and impactful Bible teaching with a life application focus. We love providing a memorable experience with lots of interactive entertainment, live bands and fun. Each gathering creates an environment where young people have a great time together and are inspired to live out their faith within their local community.
Since our gatherings began in 2012 we have seen over 500 young people take part and we are excited to see what God has in store in the future. We meet three times a year in February, July and October.
Who are MUFIL Gatherings Open to?
If you work with secondary age young people (regardless of where they are in their faith journey), you are invited to bring them along to any of the MUFIL gatherings. Our gatherings will offer your group the chance to meet young people from across Leeds and Bradford, explore faith, be encouraged to live for Jesus and take part in mission activities as well as have lots of laughs along the way!
Why do we Arrange MUFIL Gatherings?
Youth leaders we are in partnership with are passionate about working together to create opportunities to inspire and equip young people both within their everyday life and beyond the local church. They are committed to becoming part of a united movement which looks to help young people explore and rely on Jesus, learn a biblical understanding of missional living and encounter Jesus through worship and social action.
Our Next MUFIL Gathering is on the 8-9th November.
As you plan your Autumn term youth calendar, we would love you to put the date of the next Mission United Faith In Life residential gathering on your calendar. This gathering will be on 8th to 9th November and is an amazing opportunity to join both with your young people and other Christian groups from across the cities of Leeds and Bradford. During the residential, we will step out in faith by taking part in local mission activities sharing Jesus’ love and kindness with local families and community groups, grow in faith together through teaching and worship and have loads of fun.
Details will be released over the next few weeks as to which community we will be impacting with mission activities and where our residential base will be, but our plan is for the next gathering to be in Bradford.
To encourage early bookings we are introducing an early bird and a normal booking price. Our early bird price be £25 and the price will rise to £35 for bookings made after 25th October. Bookings can be made now. As always, there will be bursaries available for young people who would find cost an issue in attending the residential.
New to this gathering
At this residential, we will have two teaching streams on the Saturday. We will have Open Doors leading a session to stretch those who want to go deeper in their personal faith & they will hear about the persecuted Church and consider our response as their brothers and sisters in Christ.
We will also have a stream for young people new to faith and those who are exploring what it means to be a follower of Jesus. This stream will give lots of opportunity to ask questions of faith to a panel of Christians from different Churches.
Timetable for the 8th July 2019
5:00 – 5:30 pm Registration
5:30 – 6:30 pm Food.
6:30 – 7:00 pm Free time and games
7:30 – 9:00 pm All together teaching session with worship
9:00 – 9:30 pm Hot chocolate and cake chill time
9:30 – 11pm After hours fun
11:00pm Get ready to sleep
Timetable for the 8th July 2019
7:30 – 8:30 am Breakfast and morning wake up.
8:30 – 9:00 am Chill time before main session
9:00 – 9:30 am All together worship
9:30 – 11:30 am Teaching streams (with cake break)
11:30 – 12:00 Travel to mission centre and make lunch.
12:00 – 1pm Lunch (Sandwiches)
1:00 – 1:30 pm Briefing and selecting one mission activity
1:30 – 2pm Set up for mission activity
2:00 – 4pm Mission Activity
4:00 – 4:30pm Mission debrief and return to Hub.
4:30 – 5:30 pm Chill time before main meal
5:30 – 6:30 pm Hot meal.
6:30 – 9:00 pm Evening teaching session with worship
Parents and youth leaders take young people home. Timings may change closer to the gathering.
Booking Lines Are Open
Book your ticket online using Guestlist on the link below. It is also really important that we receive all your medical forms (for youth and leaders) in advance of our residential gatherings. Please note that we only need medical forms completed and submitted to us when young people are attending a residential. For evening gatherings, there is a requirement for the local group leader to take overall responsibility for the young people who attend within that group. Therefore for any evening gatherings, please complete your own medical and consent forms.
Bursary Available For Residentials
We have a bursary available for individuals who may need some help towards the cost of MUFIL residentials. To find out more information and to apply please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We really value any donations that enable us to provide these faith building and life impacting experiences for young people. 100% of all donations go towards enabling young people to participate who otherwise wouldn’t be able to afford to attend the gatherings. £25 would cover the cost of one young person attending a MUFIL residential.
We recognise that sometimes plans change and so we can offer a refund up to 14 days before the event. After this time we would be happy to offer a name change on the booking, however, we wouldn’t be able to offer a refund of any costs.
Volunteer at our next MUFIL gathering.
We would love you to consider joining our team and ask that you pop over to the volunteer page using the following link to find out more. Click Here
We require all over 18s to undergo a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check (previously the Criminal Records Bureau). You will receive instructions from us by email. Download the list of offences which will never be filtered from a criminal record check. As a Local Ministry Partner we use Scripture Union to process all of the necessary checks.
Joining the Central Planning Team:
If you’re in Bradford or Leeds and would like to come onto the central team please contact us via email email@example.com and we will be in touch.