SAYT is a Christian Trust founded in 2001 to employ, manage, train & support Christian Youth Workers in the Sevenoaks area and:
Undertake Detached Youth Work [ie not in a centre or youth club] in the streets and parks in local towns and villages – wherever Young People are…
Provide a limited but regular presence in local Schools
Encourage and support other youth workers in local churches who run youth clubs
The Trust is sponsored by a wide cross-section of churches (Anglican, Baptist, Free, Methodist and United Reformed so far), within Sevenoaks and District, and by individuals and some grant funding. It is managed by a Board of Trustees (which you can find out more about on the ‘meet the team’ page) with some advisors and is a registered charity.
The Trust unites with the members of Churches Together in Sevenoaks and District in pilgrimage acknowledging God’s revelation in Christ and confessing the Lord Jesus Christ as God and Saviour according to the Scriptures; and in obedience to God’s will and in the power of the Holy Spirit the Trust commits itself to:
Seek a deepening of communion with Christ and of fellowship with all within the Church, which is His Body
Fulfil its mission to proclaim the Gospel by common witness and service in the world
The glory of the one God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit
The Trust seeks, particularly by its work with Young People, to serve the whole community of Sevenoaks and District – regardless of the race, religion or creed of any person or persons in need.
It should go without saying, but we are needs-led, young person-focussed, non-judgemental and never discriminate on the basis of gender, sexuality, disability, faith or social background.