Whether you are a teacher, youth worker, church leader or volunteer, we can promise you that there will be something for everyone at this informative and empowering event. Our range of practical seminars, with input from churches, experienced teachers and youth organisations across the country will inspire, challenge and help equip you as you share the Good News of Jesus in schools.
We are really fortunate to have David Robertson as our Keynote Speaker for the day – well known writer, Director of the Solas Centre for Public Christianity, minister of St Peter’s Free Church in Dundee and this year’s Moderator of the Free Church in Scotland. David will be helping us to think through the ‘why?’ of schools ministry and addressing the contextual implications and cultural trends.

Check out the seminar information below that will help you choose two seminars you would like to attend on the day:

 Seminars Information

Teaching RE

With input from Scripture Union, Bible Education Services and Logos Ministries International:
Whether you are a teacher looking for RE support in the classroom or someone who could volunteer to help with RE in schools, this seminar will inspire you with creative approaches and ready-made resources and opportunities in Primary, Post-Primary and Special Schools.

Assemblies for all

Volunteers and Scripture Union NI Staff:
For teachers and visitors alike, standing at the front of an assembly hall with hundreds of faces staring back at you can be a daunting task! Here, we’ll help you to further consider the purpose of this very specific part of school life and point you towards some helpful tips and tried and tested resources for Primary, Post-Primary and Special School assemblies.

‘What is an SU?’

Facilitated by SU staff, with input from SU leaders:
SU groups in schools are varied in style and context, but all operate under the common values of Community, Bible, Discipleship and Mission. This seminar is aimed at those who help with running SU groups (or would like to start one!), allowing you to think through your particular context and pointing towards new ideas and further support.

Connecting Churches and Schools…in prayer

Emma Thompson ‘Prayer Spaces in Schools’ and Heather-Joy Wallace ‘Pray for Schools’ and Anita Conkey, SUNI Schools Support Co-ordinator:
Whether you’re a teacher or supporter, one of the best things we can do for local schools is to pray for them…and WITH them! How can we do this more effectively?

Mission opportunities in Primary Schools

Facilitated by Glenn Johnston (Scrabo Hall, Newtownards) with input from ‘The Amazing Journey’ (Baptist Youth), Star Stories (Methodist Youth) and Klass Kidz (Crown Jesus Ministries):
How can we make God’s good news known in Primary Schools? Glenn Johnston will facilitate a session about initiatives that help churches reach into local Primary Schools in creative, engaging and educational ways.

Mission opportunities in Post-Primary Schools:

Facilitated by Phil Howe, SUNI Post-Primary Schools Co-ordinator, with input from Alpha, Crown Jesus Ministries, Logos Ministries International and Youth for Christ:
What does mission look like in a Post-Primary School’s context? What works? Whether you’re involved in a local church or a teacher on the ground, come along to discover some fresh ideas.

Being a Godly teacher:

Uel McCrea:
It’s tough being a teacher…it’s tough being a Christian teacher! Uel McCrea, former headmaster and currently Chair of CSSC, (the new support body to be set up for all controlled schools in Northern Ireland) will help teachers think through the implications of living out faith in school.

Why Schools Ministry (2)

Facilitated discussion led by Dave Robertson:
An optional follow-on from the keynote address, providing an opportunity for further discussion of the issues raised.

Attending the Schools Ministry Conference

Online booking for the conference is now closed.

If you would still like to attend the conference tomorrow, you will be able to paid £15 at the door.
(At this late stage, however there is no guarantee of catering)