Missions and holiday clubs provide a fabulous setting for children to have fun together and find out more about Jesus. We partner with churches, providing support, advice, training, teams and resources.
Missions and holiday clubs happen in cities, towns and villages right across Scotland. With nearly 30 missions in local churches and communities around Scotland this year, you're bound to find one near you!
Wherever children and young people are in cities, towns or villages, we want to provide imaginative ways for them to find out more about Jesus and what it means to follow him.
"Please allow me to express our deep appreciation to SU Scotland for the help, guidance, and support you have provided over these three years of partnership. I do not think it is hyperbole to suggest that we would not be at this point without you! Thank you!"
Tom Jackson, Pastor, Centrepoint Church, Bathgate
School holidays are a fantastic time to engage with children and young people in your community. We provide mission events with a fun, engaging, active programme that presents key stories from the Bible, introducing the Christian faith.
Our desire and aim is to support local churches to run mission events with appropriate follow up ministry. We will partner with you for a few years, building confidence in your local team until the event becomes sustainable without our support. We can help provide:
- one day events to whole week missions
- Mission Team Leader and team to serve alongside local church members
- training for local church team members
- resources and ideas for working with children, young people and their families
- follow up resources and ideas for ongoing developing relationships
If you’d like to start a conversation, please contact our Missions Development Manager, Tim Raynes.
Cascade 2018 offered training for SU Mission and holiday club teams, and also this year for SU Holidays teams. Training was delivered to key team members on working with children and young people with Additional Support Needs. The team members are then equipped to in turn train their whole team.
SU Scotland is desirous to include children and young people with Additional Support Needs in missions and all of our activities, and therefore we are seeking to support Team Leaders and Members with the skills and resources to be do this effectively.
Cascade 2017 offered training on leading small groups effectively and helping children engage with the Bible.
Information on Cascade 2019 to follow in due course......
Holiday Club resources
New for 2018, we recommend you explore the holiday club resource produced by Scripture Union England and Wales – TeamBuilders. The resource explores stories from the lives of Joseph, Moses, Esther, Jesus and Paul - each one giving children opportunity to see what life is like on God's team, and inviting them to join his team themselves!
Volunteer for a mission team
Team members come from all backgrounds, with many different gifts and abilities - every year we need many volunteers - would you consider serving on one of these teams this year? If you are interested in becoming a team member, or would like to discuss starting up a mission where you are, please contact our Missions Development Manager, Tim Raynes.