Partner & Vision

We believe God is the author of this story, it’s all for His glory.

Awaken and the early worship nights were envisioned by Sam Burton in 2015 while visiting a city’s student worship night. After years of praying, the doors opened in the Spring of 2018 as a group of young adults from 6 different churches were stirred by God in the Taunton Deane area to do a similar thing. They started to pray for Young Adults.

Taunton has no university and the surrounding areas are rural. In a city it’s a different story, but in Taunton and the South West generally there are many lonely young adults scattered among the churches. Once they reach 18 they are generally too old for their church’s youth group and this is a make or break age. More than ever, they need a community, especially in the loneliest generation ever to be on the planet (not helped by social media)! It’s of note that there has been a decade shift in the UK culture with young adults. Moving out of home, getting a job, marriage etc is happening now around the age of 30, and that’s a huge change we need to think about culturally. It also has some awesome potential; what would happen if the young adults of this generation were mobilised to serve before they have too many commitments?

It’s not really healthy if one church in your town or city has young adults and the others have none, but what happens if these Awaken gatherings encouraged, released, commissioned them back to the church full of faith? 

Now is the time to awaken and strengthen. Young adults need to know they are not alone and be encouraged to pursue an eternal calling.

Awaken’s first worship night was in September 2018 with over 15 churches represented. Now we’ve over 100 young adults in the community across many churches, our team and trustees work hard to put on events throughout the year as we feel led by Jesus. We also network and support various new young adult communities and movements throughout the South West and Beyond. The Send is coming to the UK in 2025, we are praying this will be an igniting moment for young adults up and down our land!

We provide everything free of charge wherever possible, please pray that God will provide, as He has up to this point. If you feel prompted to give, please get in touch or donate to our charity bank account.

Account Name: AWAKEN

Sort Code: 08-92-99

Account Number: 67215184

The team who organise the nights dream & pray for so much more. Our leader is King Jesus,

Do contact us or anyone from the team if you’d like to hear more and financially support Awaken’s events and missions.

Over 99% of Young Adults/Students are not connected to a Christian Community.


You can find out more about Sam & journey with him by the stewardship link here: