Scripture Union Ministries Trust are a charity based on the Isle of Man.
We've been here since the mid-eighties, and our purpose for existence is to bring faith within reach for every child and young person on the Island.
We do this in two ways.
Firstly, we're a charity that wants to help build bridges between the Christian community and the Education community - so we set up initiatives that build strongly into the curricular and wider-educational goals of schools, whilst also enabling local Christians to serve on those initiatives. These initiatives are educational in context, and so enabling children and young people to engage meaningfully with Christianity as a major faith is the focus, not asking them for a personal response to adhere to anything.
Secondly, we're a charity that wants to enable children and young people who do choose to investigate or follow Christianity personally, to be able to do that in ways that are meaningful, contemporary and spiritual - so we run Christian groups in schools, help churches with their children's and youth work, run residentials and missions, and train young Christian leaders.
Our emphasis is strongly on finding ways for local church members to do this, so we purposefully run with as small a staff as possible, and a small team of trainees and degree students.
We are 'local ministry partners' with S.U. (Scripture Union England and Wales
). They provide us with help, guidance and support, but we are a locally managed, funded and run charity. It's a partnership working very well. To read their statement of faith, click here
. To read a bit about what we believe, click here
, or check out our flipbook newsletter below.
Watching the DVD clips below will also give you a really good picture of what we do, and why we do it.