We are seeking to appoint a creative and innovative person who will develop and take a lead role in the implementation of a brand-new communications strategy for the whole organisation.
FUNDRAISING COORDINATOR Part-time position
We are seeking to appoint a forward-thinking fundraiser with a proven track record who will develop and implement the fundraising strategy for the whole organisation.
Each of the above roles is part time: alternatively, SUNI would also be open to appointing one full time person to the role of Communications and Fundraising Coordinator.
E3 SCHOOLS WORKER for Fermanagh & Fivemiletown Full-time position
We are looking for someone to serve the local schools community by involvement in lessons, assemblies, SU groups; working alongside pupils and teachers and empowering local churches to engage more effectively in their schools.
We are delighted to announce the appointment of our new E3 Worker for East Antrim, Rebekah Ravey!
Rebekah is from Ballynure in County Antrim. After leaving school, Rebekah spent a year with Youth for Christ participating in different types of youth and schools’ ministry.
That experience confirmed for Rebekah that she wanted to pursue Christian ministry so she moved on to Belfast Bible College, where she has just graduated from 3 years of studying.
Rebekah says, “I’m very thankful to my home church, Glengormley Baptist, for all their support in recent years and for the experiences I have had there, serving in church and in the local community. As a resident of the East Antrim area, I am really excited to see what opportunities are available and how God is going to work right on my doorstep – I can’t wait to get started!”
Rebekah will be working in a Part-Time capacity, alongside Caroline Sleator. Please pray for Rebekah as she starts this new role and for Caroline and Rebekah as they establish a new working rhythm. Pray on, too, for the East Antrim DST, led by Rhyan McCoy, at this exciting new time!
It’s all change in the Schools’ Department with some changes in personnel in the works! (see the previous post about E3 jobs!) We’ll be announcing these changes in the coming weeks and today we are excited to announce some changes in our East Belfast E3 District!
Lyndsey Marks, the East Belfast E3 Worker for the past 6 years has recently been appointed to the role of Children’s Ministry Coordinator in our Training and Resources Department. Whilst we’re sad to say goodbye to Lyndsey from the Schools’ Team, we are thrilled that she is staying with SUNI and are excited to see how God will use her in this new role. Pray that in the coming months she would finish well and that this would be the start of an exciting stage for our newest department!
We are delighted to announce that our new East Belfast E3 Worker is Sarah Coghlan. Sarah joined the SUNI team last year to cover Caroline Sleator’s Maternity Leave in our East Antrim District and we are so glad that she’ll be remaining as part of the Schools’ Team as the Worker in our longest-established E3 District. Please pray for Sarah and for the East Belfast DST at this time of transition. Pray that Sarah would quickly feel integrated into her new role and that she and the volunteers and Churches she words with would be used by God to build on and continue the legacy of engaging, equipping and empowering that this District has known.
Last night Scripture Union Northern Ireland received two of the five awards given out at the very first Irish Youth Ministry Awards. Craigavon Senior High SU took home the prize for ‘Best Youth Evangelism’ while the SUNI ministry as a whole won ‘Best Bible Engagement’.
Damian, our General Director commented “There is so much creative and inspiring youth ministry happening across Ireland so to be recognized for the way in which we consistently keep Bible Engagement central to all that we do and for the fact that evangelism is a key aspect of our ministry, is incredibly encouraging. And, there is still so much more to be done!”
As well as winning those two categories there were runners up prizes for SUNI’s Camps & Missions (Best Intergenerational Youth Ministry) and for Shine, a partnership between Scripture Union, CJM and LMI (Best Youth Evangelism).
Lyndsey is Skype meeting staff from SU Scotland this morning to plan ‘Back to School with God’. Pray for the team as they work on next year’s resource to help churches support those in their congregation who are in the education community.