God's View of Progress

'I am willing to go anywhere, provided it be forward,' David Livingstone declared. Progress is to be the Christian Church's concern at all times. Yet what is progress? Do we mean merely numerical strength? Or are we thinking in terms...

The Challenge to Pray

In Scripture Union who we are, how we think, the way we live, our whole world view is shaped by our understanding of the Bible and its teaching. That is our touchstone. So when we look for help in how...

Healthy Eating Of The Spiritual Kind

Jesus commanded his followers to pay careful attention to the child in our midst; to raise children in a way that allows for the healthy expression of their faith; to fully affirm their innate spirituality and to welcome them with...

Reading The Bible In Small Groups

First let's set the scene. The small group of children or young people are sitting in a circle on the beach or under a tree, in a hall or a classroom, in a dorm or maybe a tent. Everyone has...

Thank you Lord for all the SU Camps

It was touching to visit the 'prayer room' at Lendrick Muir this week and read various prayers of thanks from campers. The prayer room was a creative area where campers could explore new ways of communicating with God. Maps and...

Expanding our horizons

Lynn Alexander, Children and Families Pastor at Morningside Baptist Church, shares some key ideas and resources for helping us nurture children in faith. Children are everywhere Children are the largest unreached people group in the world. They are found everywhere....

Two key elements to nurturing children

Andy Bathgate spoke about nurturing children at the 'Children in the Church Community' Conferences in 2010. Here you can read the message he shared... I want to begin with a word of affirmation. As workers with children and young people...

Getting ready for the summer

Following on from the feature article in the summer edition of @SU, here are some questions to help you prepare for your week of holiday or mission, and then evaluate the whole experience afterwards. Planning (a few weeks before): Jot...

How do you support your pupils and school staff

We are now in the school holidays - hooray! With so much to look forward to over the holidays, I know the last thing we want to think about is going back to school in August, but that day will...
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