St Thomas' Church Philadelphia

st.toms Young Adults

We are the young adults of St Thomas’ Church Philadelphia in Sheffield and we believe that we are called to be the rebuilding generation.
Your people will rebuild the ancient ruins and will raise up the age-old foundations; you will be called Repairer of Broken Walls, Restorer of Streets with Dwellings -  Isaiah 58:12 (NIV)
The young adult generation (18 – 30 somethings) are described by the Evangelical Alliance as ‘the missing generation of the UK church’ because there are so few of this generation that have stuck with Jesus and church.  We at St Tom’s Young Adults are a family of young adults that are determined to stand in his presence, be filled with his power and do something to change this!  In short we want to be known not as the missing generation but rather the rebuilding generation. For full details see the St Tom's Young Adults Website

We long to see…

“Revival … Nothing more and nothing less”
We want to see God revive a missing generation by breathing His Spirit of life into us all … starting with me and you!  We therefore long to see God take us on a journey where we are:


We know that on the cross Jesus drew us into relationship with Him and presents us holy and pure to the Father through himself.
However, we also know that our lives don’t live this out to its fullness.  We are therefore passionate about being trained by God and sharpened by each other so that we might shine like the stars and display the amazing work which God has done in us.  We therefore want to be refined by Him in all that we do so that we display Him in our everyday.
“passionate about being trained by God and sharpened by each other” 

FILLED by His Holy Spirit

We love God’s presence and know that when we spend time with Him we are transformed to be more like Him.
We are therefore passionate about practising the presence of God and enjoying spending time with Him in lots of different ways which represent the many different ways that He wired us all up.
We know that we need to be constantly filled with the Holy Spirit who equips, comforts, encourages and enables.
“practising the presence of God”

SENT by Him into all the world

We love the amazing gift that God has given us and we know that the hope for this generation lies in the heart of that Good News.
We are passionate about seeing young adults sent into their work places, colleges, universities and communities overflowing with the Good News of Jesus.
“overflowing with the Good News of Jesus”

Get in touch

To find out more or to get in touch email Mikaela Schaefer