Read on to find out how two SU Group leaders answered this question, and others...

 

Why do you run an SU Group?
As a child I always attended SU clubs at school and it was really important for me as a Christian child, so I have wanted to make sure that my children’s generation also has that opportunity.

What is the best response you have had from a child about the Bible?
We ran a session on prayer and did the five week prayer challenge and it was really great when a non-Christian child came back to me afterwards and said that their prayers had been answered.

What are the challenges?
We have a short amount of time and it is quite tricky to find a balance where you give a good message to a mixture of Christian and non-Christian children, but I always find that inspiration strikes just before the class and we end up having a good time.

What would you say to someone who is getting involved at an SU event?
It is really satisfying to see how much the children get out of it and it is great when you are meeting the children week after week to start building relationships with them - so have a go!

Nicky Taylor
Edinburgh Academy Junior School

 


Why do you run an SU Group?

It’s very rewarding to be able to spend time with young people week to week. You can never tell what they will say or what questions they will ask.

What is the best response you have had from a child about the Bible?
Once I asked the group to tell me everything they knew about Jesus. I was amazed and thankful at how well they remembered and understood the story of the crucifixion and the resurrection. They take in more than we realise.

What are the challenges?
We are blessed with leaders for our groups at the moment but finding people who can commit can be difficult. Lack of time can be a challenge, especially when we want to fit in a game.

What would you say to someone who is getting involved at an SU event?
Getting to know the children and having the privilege of sharing the gospel makes every moment so worthwhile. If you are thinking about getting involved with a group I would really recommend it and there is lots of support from SU Scotland.

Gordon McBirnie
Firrhill High and Oxgangs Primary Schools

 

These interviews first appeared in the April 2017 es-team Newsletter.

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