Our vision at SU Scotland is to see the children and young people of Scotland exploring the Bible and responding to the significance of Jesus.
At the heart of our ministry you’ll find two key values:
- Dependence on God: supporting all our work in prayer and rooting it in God’s word, the Bible; keeping in step with God’s Spirit as the one who brings transformation.
- Deepening relationships: living in healthy and growing relationships as God intended; committed to ensuring that everyone encountering SU Scotland activities feels valued, whatever their beliefs, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, ability or disability; whether they be children, young people, volunteers or supporters.
These values are reflected in our decisions, our choices and the way we treat each other. All of our different activities, plans and projects grow from these core principles.
What we do
SU Scotland is a Christian charity with over 2,000 volunteers and 100 staff working in four contexts:
- Schools – supporting pupils’ spiritual development and learning, in schools and activity centres
- Holidays – offering a wide range of residential breaks for 10-18s
- Community-based mission – engaging with children, young people and their families, in partnership with local churches
- Training and equipping - developing young people as followers of Jesus Christ and as leaders
We work in partnership with churches, SU Scotland Associate Trusts and others to help children and young people across Scotland have opportunity to explore the Bible and respond to the significance of Jesus. We offer safe places where they can have fun, meet new challenges, feel valued, accepted and free to express their views and consider their own beliefs as they engage with peers and Christian leaders. We aim to prioritise the needs of those from a disadvantaged background in all our activities.