MSYP Missives: March Sitting

Hello everyone, The reason this blog post is slightly later than I intended is because it has taken me a good few weeks to process the sheer enthusiasm and interest in politics seen at the latest Scottish Youth Parliament sitting....

It’s one small step for SU...

Over the past few months we have all enjoyed following Tim Peake's progress aboard the International Space Station. It reminds us, that as a human race, there are still frontiers to be pushed and places which remain unexplored. A few...

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...

Even if only by a few inches

I have big aspirations when it comes to reading my Bible. I would like to be the sort of person who reads it every day, rain or shine, whatever I feel like. There have been times in life where for...

A biblical model of community

The start of a new year is always a good time to think about some of the exciting challenges that lie ahead. Later this year as part of my role as Urban Ministries leader, I will be helping put on...

National campaign highlights how to spot signs of abuse

We are supporting the Scottish Government’s campaign to raise awareness of the risks and warning signs of child sexual exploitation (CSE), which launched 28 January. The national campaign will comprise a new TV advert aimed at parents and carers –...

MSYP Missives: Poverty

How many of us, when we hear the word ‘poverty’, see a montage of Christian Aid / Save The Children / Compassion adverts in glorious technicolor, bringing a tear to our eyes and tugging gently on our heartstrings? How many...

MSYP Missives: The Importance of Participation

The Scottish Youth Parliament (SYP) operates on the basis that its members (MSYPs) collate the opinions of those they represent, be that in their constituencies (place they live) or those involved in their National Voluntary Organisation.

How was your 2015?

We recently asked SU staff for their highlights of 2015. Their responses are hugely encouraging evidence of God at work. Here are a few snippets. A highlight for me was the Easter Glenshee Study Holiday that I led in April....

MSYP Missives: Gender Equality

At the most recent SYP sitting (October 2015), the Equalities Committee, of which I am the Depute Convenor, voted to write a Member’s Motion (draft policy) focusing on gender equality in the workplace. The Bible teaches that man and women are made with different skills and abilities which compliment each other and are vital in equal measure to fulfil the potential God intended.

Festive Finery

At the annual SU Scotland staff conference this year, we enjoyed many things: fellowship, challenging Bible teaching, tasty food and... Christmas jumpers.

We need to talk... about sex

We're really looking forward to being part of the Catalyst day conference next week, We need to talk about sex! Wednesday 25 Nov, 9:15am - 4pm Newton Mearns Baptist Church Ian Henderson will lead us in the morning sessions, and...