The Training and Resources department is committed to developing leaders and life–long active followers of Jesus. We aim to see people grow in their leadership skills and personal faith journeys whilst developing high level skills in children’s and youth ministry in the following ways.
School SU leaders
Our vision is to establish a network of cluster groups throughout Northern Ireland through which the leaders of local SU groups, together with a member of SUNI staff, will be able to:
- Relate to one another and be informed of what is happening in SU locally and nationally.
- refresh one another through mutual prayer, encouragement and support.
- resource one another by sharing ideas and resources together.
These are a great way for School SU leaders to feel supported throughout the school year, as they seek to disciple children and young people in faith through lunch time or after school Scripture Union groups. Often this can be done in isolation, and cluster groups provide the space for SU leaders to find community, networking and prayerful support. If you would like to be part of an SU cluster group or start one in your area, get in touch.
(‘Encourage and build one another up…’ 1 Thessalonians 5: 11)
SUNI runs a successful intern programme, and is for those who have a heart for children and young people, want to get better at handling God’s work and have a desire to grow in their love and knowledge of Jesus. If you would like more information about our intern programmes, please click here.
Making Your Mark
Making Your Mark is our annual pupil leadership training event where we aim to bring together Senior School pupils from across Northern Ireland, to ground them in Bible teaching, give them space to share and glean ideas for their local context, learn from one another and be inspired and equipped for the year ahead. There are seminars focusing on ‘life issues’ as well as ‘SU issues’ e.g. running a Junior SU or how to give a talk. We include small groups to allow them to get to know others from different schools. We hope this a place to show the young people the bigger family of SU they are connected with.”