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Can you sing, dance, rap, beat, MC, play, strum or scratch?

Then read on, because the search is on for The Message Trust SA’s first mission band.

Following over 20 years of being at the forefront of creative mission in the UK through dance, hip-hop and rap music, The Message Trust is excited to announce that we are now auditioning for our first international act.

This act will be based in Cape Town and work full-time as part of our Message South African team. This is an opportunity for musicians, dancers, rappers and DJs to use their God-given gifts to serve in frontline gospel ministry.

The successful candidates will spend their first year (2015) with The Message as interns, working in schools, prisons and communities. The year will include a six-month training period at the Message Academy in Manchester, UK where they will not only receive training, but will cut their first CD.


The first step is to submit an online video via YouTube, demonstrating your creative talent, together with a two-minute talk on the motivation behind why you feel God has called you to serve him through your creative gift. The link to your clip(s), along with your application and personal details, must be emailed to

Following the video submissions, auditions will be held before the final selection will be made.

Don’t delay. See below for a message from our UK creative band Twelve24. Call 0871210348 for more information.

Terms & Conditions:

The following are the conditions for this process. All candidates must:

· be resident in Cape Town
· be South African citizens and have a South African passport (or be eligible to apply for one immediately)
· be aged 18-25
· be available for auditions in August 2014
· be available to travel to the UK in January 2015

Successful candidates will be given a one-year internship with all expenses paid, excluding flights and visa costs for the UK. The successful candidates will form a band that will serve full-time with The Message Trust SA beyond their time in the UK, initially to complete their internship with the goal of joining the full-time staff team by 2016. Contracts will be drawn up with each band member confirming all these details.

Successful candidates will be able to fundraise from September – December 2014 to cover the cost of flights and visas. The Message Trust SA staff will assist with this process