EOFY Appeal 2020 Update
We understand it’s been a difficult time for many as COVID-19 turned our lives upside down. Despite serious challenges, together we raised an amazing $414,382 in gifts and pledges for our Schools Ministry Fund! Interim State Director, Glenn Coombs, reports!
Pathways to Faith and Maturity
How do we move students from being seekers to leaders? How do we reach the unchurched and create pathways to hear the Gospel? What role have SU Schools and Camps ministries played? These are the questions Regional Coordinator for Far West NSW, Andrew Parkinson, has been exploring with youth leaders and pastors across the region.
God Gives the Growth
We are increasingly seeing an overlap between SU ministries, where children who attend SUPA Clubs are also attending SU Camps during the school holidays, and then going on to serve. Regional Coordinator for North West NSW, Dave Tankard, tells us more and shares his vision for further expansion of SU ministries in the North West and across regional NSW.
Summer Missions Recap
There is no doubt that Summer 2019 was one of the most challenging ministry seasons due to the bush fires. Yet there is so much to celebrate as SUFM, SUmmerife, SUmmerkids, and Holiday Bible Clubs were bursting with life. The testimonies have been pouring in, about how God turned up in surprising ways and how people’s lives were changed for good.
The SU family is made up some pretty amazing people who serve every year up and down the coast. We asked SU volunteer, Emmanuel Chua, what it was like to serve at his first SUFM over Summer – read his story!
Spring Camps Review
Encouraging statistics, Inspiring people, an awesome God! You may be interested to know that in the last 12 months SU NSW ran 26 camps, led by 449 volunteer leaders who ministered with 891 campers. The increasing camping trend continues to grow as we are well on track to break through 30+ camps for 2020.