Welcome to United Youth
United Youth is our youth group for ages 11-18, and is led by Kenny MacKay. We meet every week at the Craiglands Hotel in Ilkley right after the worship part of the main service. We are passionate about seeing our young people following after God with their whole hearts, and living the life that He intends for them. We address issues that our young people face on a daily basis, and show them how God fits into those situations. Our mission is to equip young people to be a success in every area of their lives, and live a life united with God.
Want more information about United Youth? Contact Kenny MacKay at [email protected] or call us on 07525 235049
Life United is our small group meetings for our young people. We currently have one group that meets at the home of our youth leaders Kenny & Jenn MacKay, but have a vision to see others started around Bradford. Our life united groups are where discipleship happens. They are a place for our leaders to invest in the lives of our youth on a deeper level than our Sunday morning meetings allow. Our heart is to make disciples that are making disciples.
The groups focus on real life issues from a faith based perspective. They are also designed to teach life skills such as cooking and goal setting. These groups provide a safe place for young people to come and share their thoughts and ideas about whatever subject is being taught.
Our united groups are where young people can take the Biblical principles being taught to them at home and at church and work them out for themselves. It’s a place for them to begin to own their faith.
Outreach is such a huge part of our heart hear at WHBC Bradford and that extends to our young people. We encourage our youth to take active roles in the outreaches that we do as a church. We also plan specific youth led outreaches. We believe that an important part of becoming a mature Christian is knowing how to effectively share your faith with others.
We teach our young people to share the Gospel, to pray for their friends and those in their sphere of influence, and to actively look for opportunities to tell others about Jesus.
United Missions is two fold. First we reach out to the communities where we live. And second we give them opportunities to go on international mission trips. The local outreach helps them to reach their world, while the mission trips give them a global vision, and the opportunity to see God use them in ways that they never imagined possible.
United Youth Team
“I love working with these young people and seeing them grow and develop in their walks with God.”
“It is so great seeing the youth mature and grow in their faith. Watching them become Godly men and women is one of the best parts of working with young people.”