IT’S OFFICIAL…Scripture Union NI has a podcast!!!
Check it out this link and subscribe to get monthly updates on how SU can help you and your local church in our joint mission of making God’s good news known to children, young people and families.
Our hope and prayer is that through this new media we can resource children’s and youth ministry across this country!
Introducing our new Field Ministries Director – Leanne Dunlop
Leanne has been with SUNI since 2005, initially as a schools worker (first in East Belfast, later in Bangor) and for the last four years as the Schools Ministry Leader. Her new role will bring oversight and leadership to SUNI’s field ministries – currently Schools and Camps & Missions – with the opportunity to grow, develop and explore new avenues!
Leanne is excited about potential new opportunities as we continue to fulfil our desire to see more and more children, young people and their families encounter God through the Bible. Pray for wisdom as she settles into this brand new role within SUNI!
“Training and Resources” have always been a part of the fabric and heartbeat of SU, both globally and here in Northern Ireland.
By having Resources that help people to read their Bible through the use of daily Bible reading notes, to resourcing teachers with assembly outlines, and helping out Camps and Missions volunteers as they prepare to lead their teams.
By Training Camps and Mission volunteers on how to handle the Bible, to training pupil leaders on how to lead their SU group in their school, or even partnering with church denominations to train theological students on the importance of schools ministry.
We want to cement and develop this further through the new Training and Resources department.
As a volunteer led movement, that has the Bible at its centre, whilst seeking to honour and value children and young people, we want to work alongside churches to train up and resource the ministry amongst children, young people and adults across our country, having the best trained and resourced volunteers around.
As we step into our new 5 year strategy please pray for wisdom and discernment as Phil and Paul develop this side of the SUNI ministry.
Our new Interns will be joining us from 24th August 2018 through to the end of June. They have a real breadth of experience, gifts and abilities and we are really excited, not just for the opportunity to sow into them but for what they will bring to the ministry of SUNI.
Connie Lyness has just finished Belfast High School and will be based with Lyndsey Miles in East Belfast.
Hannah Brady, following on from her studies at the Irish Baptist College, will be joining Joel Hutchinson, our Antrim and Lisburn E3 worker.
Liam Shannon, fresh out of Enniskillen Royal Grammar School, will be working alongside our E3 Fermanagh Worker (and co leader of the Internship program) Jeff Gawn
Aisling McMullan will be spring boarding from her internship with Abaana to interning with us, being based in North Down and Newtownards alongside Rachel Tweedie.
And last but not least, we have Shannon Smillie who is our very first Media Intern bringing her knowledge and expertise from her university course in Manchester.
Please pray for them as they prepare for, what we hope, will be a very formative year!
There are still a few places left in our Intern Programme for 2018/19. To find out more visit www.suni.co.uk/suniintern though you’ll need to hurry as the closing date is Monday 20th August!