Scripture Union Ministries Trust
faith within reach
[isle of man charity 436]
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Why we do what we do.
Gap or Degree Trainee Details
Listen to our short clip outlining how you could come for 1, 2 or 3 years as a Gap Trainee or a Degree trainee.
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!
Trainees talk about their highlights
The 2013 team
Watch previous trainees speak about their time with SUMT and what it meant to them.
A day to remember.
Lifepath demonstrates excellently our curriculum-based work and how we network in hundreds of volunteers from local churches.
Time away with SUMT
Our next residential
Click on the link below to get to EVENTBRITE - the tool we use to book up through. Now beware - Eventbrite will send you an email, and it's important but might sneak into your junk. It will have details and a kit list in - and nearer the time they will send you more emails - watch for them.
Also - the arrow to the right takes you to all the dates for all the residentials this year.
Our residentials for 2016-2017 are as follows - the link on the previous slide of this beautiful slider will always take you to the next residential. Sorry, we only release them one at a time.
14-16 October - Y7-13 - Mallmore [Theme: Planning the CONNECT youth service]
13-15 January - Y7-13 - Mallmore [Includes time to plan a Lip-Sync!]
24-26 March - Y7-Y13 - Mallmore [Theme: Easter]
Degree / Gap Options
Gap|Trainee and Degree|Trainee options through SUMT.
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.
3 ways to serve, 3 ways to train.
Take a look at this flip book and share it with people.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org).
CU groups in schools
Enabling young people to meet together in their own schools for fun, friendship and faith.
Fun, Friendship, Faith
Here are the most up to date details of the schools groups for 2016-2017
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!
The many ministries of Scripture Union Ministries Trust...
SUMT is one charity, doing one thing in a huge variety of ways. Half of these are education-linked, and half are about faith formation/discipleship. All involve us working inter-church and across the Island to network young believers and mature believers alike.
Below are our ministries in brief. Scroll through them and use the buttons on each part to investigate further!
SUMT have developed and taken literally thousands of assemblies over the years. We deliver creative, credible, challenging and engaging material suitable for all faiths and none but with a strongly Christian ethos.
This stunning sex and relationships material takes pupils through a range of highly interactive lessons designed to engage them with issues surrounding sexuality. Geared for Y10 primarily, SUMT provide this service to 3 of the Island's 6 secondary schools.
It's Your Move
Delivering a handbook that helps pupils prepare for the transition from Y6 (Primary) to Y7 (secondary) this material can be a lesson or an assembly.
The team are available to come to you and help lead all-age worship (or youth services ... or adult worship!). Fully capable and qualified to design and lead a wealth of service styles in most denominations, we would love to come to you!
We have made a selection of excellent Christian books available for you to purchase through a "print on demand" site! Some are for children and make excellent presents. Others are for adults to re-think leadership or youth work.
Facts & Figures
Some numbers that help make up the bigger picture.
Y5 Children have attended Lifepath since it began.
Primary Schools who invite in an Open The Book ecumenical assembly team.
The number of churches with a youth group of over 3 young people (11-18).
Young people have graduated our youth leadership year (412).
Emerging leaders (18-30+) have been through our Gap Year (Trainee Scheme).
Over a third of the Island's Churches partner with us practically each year
People partnered with SUMT on something during 2014-15.
SUMT's reputation is built on 30 years of credible schools work.
The number of churches with any kind of Sunday School/Kids Church.
The make up of school 'Encounter' Christian union groups is usually about 60/40 church/unchurched.
Reaching this goal of individual givers would mean SUMT can serve churches and schools without charging.
The number of Trainees (Gappers) who have remained on the Island to work as youth workers.
Open The Book, plus our secondary assemblies engage over 10,000 pupils a year.
The number of staff SUMT have.
The number of young people it takes to change a school.
Ways to get involved with what's happening.
It's all about you!
Nothing SUMT do is geared towards us running a bunch of activities to make ourselves a job! We try to work everything to be about how normal church people can have opportunities to serve the young people and children of our Island. We want them to see YOU up and about, caring for them, caring about their education, and engaging them with faith.
So have a look below at the ways you can get involved, from prayer to running a full event, and everything in between. Scroll through and ask - "Is this me?"
Email us, so we can link up and chat!
Sign up for our info emails
You can sign up here to be emails about youth and children's training, events and new stuff from SUMT and other on-Island things - like Messy Church, "Enthuse", Youth Services, Residentials, our newsletter and the like! Don't worry, you can unsubscribe at any time.
BIG (little) Questionnaire
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