Growing young leaders

As part of SU Scotland’s focus on growing the team, we long to see young people equipped to live boldly as Christians in school, to support one another well and to reach out to share the good news of Jesus...

Go Conference Review by Amy

Why did you go to the Go Conference? What did you learn? I went to the Go Conference because I wanted to learn more about Jesus and the Bible. Also, I haven't really talked to many people about being a...

Go Conference with Zoe Strong

Go Conference this year was an enjoyable and insightful experience for me, as always. I found the focus on Daniel particularly interesting as I hadn't realised how much I need to remember that God is both our friend and father...

Growing the SU Scotland team

One evening in late August, I was sitting in the Kilpatrick Room at Lendrick Muir with 53 trainee leaders reviewing their summer of serving on SU Holidays & Missions. During the worship, they were given an opportunity to stand up...

Welcome to the gap year, Mark

Hello! My name is Mark Cobain; I live in Glasgow and work at the Milton Street office as part of the gap year that I am currently undertaking with SU Scotland. Having left school this year I found God calling...

"Part of my spiritual family"

It's cheesy post time... This past week has honestly been the best week of my life, I mean I've had some pretty good weeks but this one takes the cake! Let me talk about my team. Team 5 (Staying Alive)...

"I found that I was confident enough to chip in"

I had been to many SU Holidays as a camper and had always got a lot out of them, coming away feeling encouraged and inspired to find out more about who God was and what difference it would make to my life. I wanted to learn more about what being a leader involved so that I could try to encourage other children the way I had been.

God's call to serve in schools

For months now I have been feeling like God was calling me into some sort of leadership; I just wasn’t sure exactly what. As well as sensing this calling myself, other people had leadership vision for me. When I was...

Gap year trip to Ukraine

One of the things that led me to do this gap year was the mission trip to Ukraine. Ever since I went to Lithuania in 2014 I’ve had an admiration for the former Soviet Republics so I was eager to...

Contemplations of a gap year

It’s that time of year again that all those who have been through the UCAS system (or similar) will be able to empathise with. The anxiety of not knowing what will happen next year is coming back. Having just had...

What is gap:church?

gap:church is one of the ways SU Scotland wants to say “yes” to the church in Scotland. Our gap year programme aims to encourage and enable those who want to discover their full potential to serve Scotland’s mission field. If...

Why do we offer a gap year?

The phrase ‘gap year’ has certain connotations doesn’t it? Yet as an organisation we have committed ourselves to offer a year-long volunteering opportunity for a select group to work alongside us on the frontline, with all the training, support and...