Lunchtime Groups - Scripture Union

Lunchtime Groups

Lunchtime Groups

Purpose of Lunchtime Groups

Since our first ISCF group in 1935, Scripture Union lunch time groups have had a unique place in the landscape of NSW state schools. Since that first group, lunchtime groups have multiplied into many schools. Currently, there are more than 140 groups meeting each week, with an average of 2000 students meeting to have fun, pray, and read the Bible together. Although these school groups may operate under different local names, they are all part of the wider Scripture Union NSW network.

We long to make the good news of Jesus known to all those in and around schools, be they students, teachers, or parents and carers, by the grace of God.

As a movement, we are committed to providing young people with the opportunity to hear and discuss the Good News of the Bible through ongoing encouragement and support, equipping groups with resources, and empowering groups to run themselves as is suited to their context. We also provide opportunities for students and leaders alike to grow in their leadership skills through a variety of programs and resources.

SUPA Clubs

Scripture Union Primary Age (SUPA) Clubs are generally for grades 5-6, but can include Years 3 up, and usually meet on a weekly basis during lunchtime on school premises. SUPA clubs are a chance for students to learn more about Christianity through engaging, enjoyable, and age-appropriate activities such as games, crafts, music, and bible study or talks. As the beliefs and viewpoints of all students are respected, SUPA clubs help instil a sense of belonging and care in the students as they engage and explore the Christian faith with their peers. This helps students develop their wellbeing and relationships with others.

If you would like to start a new SUPA Club or volunteer at a current group, please get in touch with us at [email protected].

ISCF Groups

ISCF (Inter-School Christian Fellowship) is an inclusive group where high school students can learn more about Christianity in a fun, friendly and informal setting. The beliefs and viewpoints of all students are respected and they can explore their questions about God, faith and the Bible. Students are given opportunities to build positive relationships, develop leadership skills and serve in their school community. Groups usually run during lunchtime once per week.

If you would like to start a new ISCF group or volunteer at a current group, please get in touch with us at [email protected].

Information for Parents

We know that you deeply care for your children as a parent or carer. In accordance with the Department of Education NSW, all students attending an SU NSW lunchtime group or activity require your permission to attend. We know you may have many questions about what Scripture Union NSW is about, what we believe, and the activities that we run. The link below will take you to a page that will provide you further details and help answer some of the questions we are frequently asked.

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Information for Volunteers

If you would like to volunteer at or start a new SUPA Club or ISCF group at your local public school, we would love to chat with you!
Lunchtime groups can be run by Scripture teachers, Christian parents, ministers/youth ministers, church members, school teachers or even the students themselves.
Click here for all the information and resources you need to begin your journey as a lunchgroup leader.

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