Renfrewshire, East Renfrewshire, Inverclyde & Argyll

Martin Boyd

Martin Boyd

Scripture Union Scotland
70 Milton Street
GLASGOW
G4 0HR

Email: martin.boyd@suscotland.org.uk
Tel: 0141 332 1162
Fax: 0141 352 7600

Thanks for taking a moment to look at my page – hopefully it will give you the information you need, even if that is just my contact details.

Please get in touch if you want to find out more about the work of Scripture Union Scotland in your area… or perhaps to see if there is something I can do to support you.

Here are a few things to give you an idea of what is happening in the next few weeks and months.

SU Groups

SU Groups are up and running again after the Christmas holidays. There are still gaps where it would be great to see new SU Groups, and where schools are keen, but there is currently no-one to lead a group; if you are interested in fiding out more about being part of a team running an SU Group, please get in touch. I'm really grateful to all the volunteers who help run SU Groups week by week.

I’ve spent time with SU Group leaders who have said it’s been a tricky year and who have found leading their groups challenging. It can often feel like this working with children and young people, but God calls us to be persistent and to faithfully open God’s word from week to week as he gives us opportunity.

Easter at Scoughall

I will be Scoughall (near North Berwick) again this Easter for an SU Holiday with S1-S6 pupils. It runs from Monday 14 – Friday 18 April. A leaflet is available to download from the right-hand side of this page.

Book early to avoid disappointment (as they say)! Please get in touch if you would like more details – contact me to get a copy of the form. You can't book online for this event, but the SU Holidays website has more information about the Scoughall campsite if you want more information before you book,

SU Holidays

If Easter at Scoughall isn't enough for you, or you want to try something different, there's a great selection of other events on our SU Holidays website. Get it touch if you would like a printed copy of the brochure, or browse the events online.

I will be using some of my time in schools and SU Groups to let young people know about these holidays. I'm also helping with an SU Holiday is the summer – it's S5 in the brochure, and it has its own event page on the website.

Megamix

Megamix is a monthly event for young people in P5–P7. It's aimed at children in SU Groups and church groups in the East Renfrewshire area. It runs for two hours on a Saturday afternoon, with fun, games, a Bible theme and a snack at the end.

If you would like to know more, please get in touch – there's also a flyer with all the information on the right hand side of the page. The next events are:

  • Saturday 15 February at Maxwell Mearns Castle Church
  • Saturday 22 March at Newton Mearns Baptist Church
  • Saturday 26 April at Maxwell Mearns Castle Church

COmMISSION

Discipling young people is a crucial part of SU Scotland's ministry. Our COmMISSION programme aims to do this with various events during the year.

I will be at Basecamp again this June; Basecamp is for S5 & S6 pupils, preparing them to serve at church Holiday Clubs, Missions and SU Holidays. There are other events too – follow the links if you're interested.

Please consider if you have any young people in this age bracket in your church who would benefit from this training. It will increase their knowledge of the Bible, help them grow in confidence in their faith, show them some really practical ways of playing a positive role on a team and introduce them to a peer group of Christian young people who will encourage them in their walk with Jesus.