South East Spring Newsletter 2014
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South East Spring Newsletter 2014

Dear Friend

Welcome to our Spring Update!  Lots of exciting things are going on in the South East region and we hope that you will find this newsletter to be a useful update as to what is happening.  We'd love to hear any feedback from you and to help you get more involved!


XL-Mentoring Training: Thurs 24th and Fri 25th April

xl flyerScripture Union are working in partnership with XLP working to create positive futures for young people.

The XL-Mentoring Programme has been set up to train and equip churches across the UK to run their own sustainable mentoring project for young people struggling with life. 

On Thursday 24th April and Friday 25th April, SU and XLP will be running a joint mentoring training session at All-Hallows-On-The-Wall, 83 London Wall, EC2M 5ND.  The training will teach you how to train and sustain a group of volunteers to mentor young people in your community.  It will also enable you to network with other likeminded organisations and churches who are passionate about mentoring in your area. 

Additional London-based training is planned for Thursday 10th July and Friday 11th July 2014.

Email Richard Shaw for further information.

Or click here to book a place!




10:2 Leadership Development Programme

Internship ImageFor the past 5 years, 10:2 has been supporting 18-24 year olds in exploring and growing their gifting while passionately serving Jesus.  Our Christian gap year programme provides a unique opportunity to work alongside Scripture Union in local, regional, national and international ministries. 

Participants work as part of a team alongside local Churches to grow SU's ministry in communities and schools, including the chance to run holiday Bible clubs, participate in detached work, lead youth clubs and deliver prayer spaces in schools.

We're passionate about furthering God's kingdom on earth by bringing the Gospel to the unreached, and are looking for equally keen young people to partner with us in 2014.  It's going to be an exciting year, so please consider if you, or someone you know might be interested in joining us!

Email Ben Poch (Development Worker, Schools) to find out more about the 10:2 scheme for September 2014.

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The Big Weekender - 3rd to 5th May 2014

Hope the Big WeekenderScripture Union is partnering with HOPE to engage young people in mission.  The Big Weekender from 3rd to 5th May will see hundreds of youth groups nationwide being creative in mission.  

The dream is a generation of young leaders who put their faith into words and action in every area of life and who inspire their local churches to make a positive difference in their neighbourhood.  HOPE Revolution is providing inspiration and resources from their Mission Academies - the emphasis is on empowering young people for youth-led mission.

Sign up here!

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Abide Weekend

abideScripture Union, Urban Saints, Change (Canterbury) and the South East Partnership are working together to run this new weekend camp for 14 to 18 year olds from 27th to 29th June 2014.

Abide is a great weekend for anyone aged 14 to 18 who wants to worship Jesus, hang out with other Christians and be equipped to live radical and impactful lives.

There is an exciting programme including worship led by Worship central, speakers including Tom Clark from Alpha, Jonny Hughes from HTB, Phil Hulks from Urban Saints and Steve Morris.

Youth Groups will need to come with their youth leaders and camp in tents.

For more details contact Dave Pickett (Change Director) or Lisa Jones (Development Worker, Schools).

Sign up here!

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Scripture Union Holidays

holidays 2014Scripture Union Holidays 2014 are now open for bookings!   A wide range of holidays are available: some involve lots of different activities such as biking, sailing, karting, drama or computers.  Whatever you like doing, wherever you want to go we will have something that you like.

If you are new to SU Holidays, then why not check out our Holidays videos to see the holidays in action.

Explore what is on offer and start packing now!

To book for a holiday click here.

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South East Regional Holidays

The Walk Here in the South East we also have various regional holidays on offer!

The Walk is a fantastic opportunity to have a residential experience with your group of 8-11 year olds. The program is run and organised by a team from Scripture Union, the teaching times are provided through Wild Child (a Scripture Union affiliate ministry), and there are lots of outdoor activities organised by the centre staff.  All you need to do is organise a group from your church with a ratio of 1 adult to 4 children and everything else will be sorted for you!  There are now 2 venues where the walk is happening in 2014:

Fri 16th-Sun 18th May: The Walk Kent, Carroty Wood near Tonbridge.
Fri 30th May - Sun 1st June: The Walk Essex, Lambourne End near Romford. 

Contact Sarah Smart (Development Worker, Church & Community) for further details.

Soul in the City runs from Thurs 31st July - Mon 4th August 2014.  2014 Flyer SITC

It is a residential mission with opportunities to encounter God and give others an encounter with Him.  Worship, be inspired, serve and bless the community whilst having lots of fun too.  

Contact Richard Shaw (Regional Team Leader) for further information.

Glow will take place from Sunday 27th - Wednesday 30th July 2014.  Planned for children in school years 5-8 it offers four days rammed full of fun, exciting and challenging activities:  four days with God as the centre of our attention:  four days for building new friendships.  Click here to book in!


Up-coming events

  • XSite Events - Swindon and West Oxfordshire 
    Open to any children in school years 3-6.  Each event combines silly games, live music with a great band, videos, creative prayer, craft, drama, Bible stories and lots more so that everyone can learn about Jesus and have fun at the same time!

    X:Site Swindon meets on Saturday 17th May and Saturday 19th July 2014.  For further details email Lianne Smith.
    X:Site West Oxfordshire meets on Saturday 17th May and Saturday 12th July 2014.  For further details please email.
  • Awaken London 
    Two evenings of empowering prayer and worship for London
    Weds 26th March and Weds 21st May at Methodist Central Hall, London.  6.30-9.30pm
  • XL-Mentoring Training - Thurs 24th & Fri 25th April 2014
    Training and equipping churches across the UK to run their own sustainable mentoring project for young people struggling with life
    All Hallows-On-The-Wall, 83 London Wall, EC2M 5ND
  • The Big Weekender - 3rd to 5th May 2014
    A National Bank Holiday Mission, the Big Weekender will see hundreds of youth groups nationwide being creative in mission.
  • The Walk Kent - Friday 16th - Sunday 18th May 2014
    A residential experience for 8-11 year olds with their group leaders
    Carroty Wood, near Tonbridge
  • The Walk Essex - Friday 30th May - Sunday 1st June 2014
    A residential experience for 8-11 year olds with their group leaders
    Lambourne End, near Romford
  • Abide Weekend - Friday 27th to Sunday 29th June 2014
    A weekend camp in Canterbury, Kent for 14-18 year olds
  • XL-Mentoring Training - Thurs 10th & Friday 11th July 2014
    Training and equipping churches across the UK to run their own sustainable mentoring project for young people struggling with life
  • Walk the Walls - 7th to 12th July 2014
    A week of prayer walking, evening celebrations and pop up prayer spaces.  33 Boroughs, 120 miles, 6 days. 
  • Glow Regional Holiday - Sunday 27th - Wednesday 30th July 2014
    Glow is a challenging and inspiring four day residential holiday for young people in school years 5-8.  Based at Immanuel School in Havering
  • Soul in the City Regional Holiday - Thursday 31st July - Monday 4th August 2014
    Worship, be inspired, serve and bless the community whilst having lots of fun too.  

Thank you for your prayers and support.  Please contact us if we can serve you in any way - equipping childrens and youth work leaders, working with local schools, developing local mission or the Scripture Union Leadership Development Programme!

With every blessing,

Richard, Ben, Lianne, Lisa, Sarah and Karen
(South East Team)
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