• Faith within reach

    [Isle of Man charity 436]

    Scripture Union Ministries Trust

  • Dates for Your Diary

    Lifepath Prep Day

    22nd February

    A day to start preparing for the 685 children booked on to Lifepath which is only 18 weeks away. 10am-3pm at Mallmore with Bacon Baps and tea/coffee

    Enthuse - Messy Church

    5th March

    An evening thinking about Messy Discipleship with other Messy Church teams and

    Jane Leadbetter

    Guardians of Ancora Training

    8th March

    An evening learning about the Guardians of Ancora with

    Robin Gerrad from SU England and Wales

  • What we do

    SUMT stands for Scripture Union (our umbrella body) Ministries (the various things we do) Trust (the fact that we're a local non-profit organisation).


    We carry out our charitable aims in two main ways.

    1.) Curriculum: We believe that God is interested in the development of every area of a child's life, whether or not that child or young person decides to take up the challenge of Christian faith. Because of this we want to partner with schools to help enhance or serve the spiritual and moral aspects of the curriculum even if that means no overt faith content is delivered.

    2.) Discipleship: We believe that God is interested in giving children and young people opportunities to respond appropriately to the challenge of a Christian Worldview, particularly the challenge to follow Jesus Christ. Because of this we partner with schools and churches to provide places and opportunities for children and young people to ask questions, engage in teaching, and respond personally.


    To see all of our 'ministries' (what we do), please click on the link below.

  • Helpful Short Video clips

    A selection of short clips to help get your head round what we do, and some of the why.

    SUMT Promo DVD

    Why we do what we do

    We shot this to briefly go through the key fingerprints of our charity.  Watch this, and you'll see why we work in the way we do!

    Lifepath Highlights

    A day to remember.

    Lifepath demonstrates excellently our curriculum-based work and how we network in hundreds of volunteers from local churches.

    Gap or Degree Trainee Details

    2017 plus

    Listen to our short clip outlining how you could come for 1, 2 or 3 years as a Gap Trainee or a Degree trainee.

  • Latest News

    Grab yourself a coffee and relax, reading our latest newsletter.

    This issue (summer 2017) has the new team in, a map of everything we do, and a goodbye from Alex Brown after 19 years of service to SUMT. It's a really great read.

  • Degree / Gap Options

    Gap year and degree options that could bring you to (or enable you to stay on) the Isle of Man.

    Gap|Trainee and Degree|Trainee Options.

    Since 2000 we've been running a vibrant and well-grounded Gap Year.  We've spent years refining the experience, and as you can see from what's below, you can try for a Diploma in Youth Work if you want to as part of the year.  It's all funded except your pocket money, we include you in the team house (a faith-community), and support you all the way as you build into our Island and the young people, churches and schools here.


    We also now have a partnership with Moorlands College, where we are a placement for their 3-year placement degree in Theology.  Their degree has many options to bolt on, is funded through the usual routes, but because you come to us, we have a very wide variety of internal placement options.  That means you're not locked in to one church or set of activities, but get to shape your learning (in partnership with the call of God, and our needs too) in a huge variety of ways. 

  • Gap|Trainee Applications

    Click on this link to download the fully funded Gap|Trainee application form for the one and two year options, with or without the bolt-on Diploma

    Degree|Trainee Applications

    TO apply for the Moorlands 3 year placement degree (full-time) you will need to apply through Moorlands and through us at the same time. Please check out the Moorlands site here, and contact us through the "contact us" section below (or simply email hub@sumt.im).

  • CU groups in schools

    Enabling young people to meet together in their own schools for fun, friendship and faith.

    CU groups

    Fun, Friendship, Faith

    Fresh details will appear here if anything changes for September 2017.


    Everyone from any church, or no church is welcome to join a CU group.


    Feel free to nab this poster, print it and stick it up in your church!

  • Social Feed

    Watch us as we go!  Here you can see all our latest facebook news - without having to ever sign up to Facebook! ... or use it to connect in with us!

  • Contact Us!

    Email us, so we can link up and chat!

    • Ask us a question;
    • Invite us to preach, lead a workshop, re-think stuff...;
    • Meet someone for a chat to see where it leads...
    • or ask to sign up for our emails!


  •  Phone

    +44 (0)7624 335203

  • Give

    SUMT are a faith organisation, funded by the generosity of churches and individuals. We are looking for both churches and individuals who will partner with us, giving us what they can afford each month, or each year. This way we can keep offering all of our services to churches and schools free of charge.


    Please help us to make this a possibility by partnering in this way. Below is a link to our ten year vision, including a standing order form. Take a few moments to read it, and if you want to help us make this a reality, consider what you can give.


    Thank you.