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).
My highlight of the month would be getting to take an assembly by myself at Willowbridge Special School in Enniskillen. Having previously been in Willowbridge for an assembly with Jeff, I had grown to enjoy the atmosphere in the school and felt really welcomed by the pupils and staff alike.
I talked to them about the life of Joseph and how God could help us through the “ups & downs” in our life just like he had helped Joseph. Afterwards, we sang a song with a couple of actions in them, and seeing the smiles on their faces as they sang along really warmed my heart and helped me understand more that this is what ministry is all about: bringing the good news to everyone regardless of age, race or ability!
We are looking for a creative and inspiring coordinator who is experienced & passionate in telling God’s good news to children, resourcing the local church and training others. They would be working within SUNI’s new Training & Resources Department.
All applicants should be in full personal agreement with the Aims, Beliefs and Working Principles of SU and the Ethos of SUNI.
Contact Joanne Coulter for job description and application form.
Closing date for receipt of applications is
12 noon on Wednesday 6th March 2019.