Date: Fri 07 Jun 2013, 7:30pm - Sun 09 Jun 2013, 2:30pm
Event Type: Training
Venue: Scoughall Farm, North Berwick, East Lothian, EH39 5PP
Cost: Weekend only: £60, COmMISSION Programme: £275
COmMISSION 2013 is an
exciting mission programme which takes the Good News of Jesus to
children and young people in Scotland.
Each year around a hundred young leaders get training to release
their potential, and then go on placement with SU Scotland teams
and live out the COmMISSION
Join with them, and then gather at the end of the summer for a
massive celebration with other teams to hear amazing stories of how
God has changed lives; and you'll get to share your story of how
God used you!
Step 1 : Basecamp
Basecamp is for you if are 16-18, in S5 or S6 at school, or have
recently left school.
All Basecamp events
include worship, teaching, training sessions, activities and time
to relax. Over and over again people talk of the huge benefit of
Basecamp as a place to go deeper in your faith, get into the Bible,
learn new skills and develop lasting friendships.
You choose one of the three Basecamp training events (see the
box on the right for locations and dates). The weekend Basecamps at Pitlochry and
Scoughall provide an essential introduction to being a leader. The
6-day Basecamp at Kingscross
is an in-depth introduction with more time to delve into the
issues, have fun and learn together.
All the Basecamps include
excellent Bible study through first class Bible teaching and group
You'll also meet with a training adviser who will help you develop
your own training plan.
Workshops are designed to help you develop the skills you need to
work with children and young people and introduce them to the
Christian faith. You will have opportunities to:
- Learn how to assist in small group teaching
- Find out how to help and care for your group
- Explore how to relate appropriately to children and young
- Consider how best to answer young people's questions
- Learn the basics of preparing a short talk
- Understand the purpose of games, and how to lead them
- Discuss how to promote positive behaviour
- Find out why memory verses are important, and how to make them
Step 2 : Action
Join one or more teams as a trainee leader. Your placements
could be at an SU Holiday or
mission during the Easter or summer holidays, or at events at your
own church. You will have some supervised responsibilities, with a
senior team member as your mentor. When we have received your
application to join COmMISSION, we will contact you to
discuss possibilities for placement. Where possible we aim to offer
you placements at more than one event.
Step 3 : Review Weekend
Time to think back to your training and placement, share your
experiences with others, review the season and think about the
future. Basecamp Review
includes participation in SU Scotland's Big Celebration event.
How to Apply
Complete the booking form (see right) and send it in. We'll take
it from there. If you'd like to attend the weekend only, and
not take part in the full COmMISSION programme, please
indicate this when you apply.