Welcome to the new GROW Blog (and our new look website). There is a lot going on with GROW at the moment and loads to look forward over the coming weeks and months, including a series of film nights, the continuation of Gener8 (our new intergenerational project) and a couple of different residential weekends with Scripture Union, at Lendrick Muir.
Coming up in the not so distant future is the Perth, Kinross & Fife Secondary Schools weekend at Lendrick Muir (2-4 November). The weekend promises to be loads of fun as young people from across the region are able to join together to discover more of what it means to follow Jesus today and enjoy an action packed weekend including archery, crafts, trail biking, Ice Skating & Swimming and a glow stick party! For more information or to book online please visit www.suholidays.org.uk/wnlm7
Are you in S4-S6? Looking for some great Bible Teaching, Worship and Fellowship with other young people who want to live for Jesus? Then why not come and join us at Lendrick Muir for the GO Conference (12-15 October). The Go Conference is SU Scotland’s national youth conference for S4-S6 pupils who want to grow in their relationship with God and understand how the Bible shapes all areas of life… home, school and church. For more information please visit https://www.suscotland.org.uk/events/go-conference-2018/
We are hoping to run another Gener8 course towards the end of the year and if you are aged 60+ and/or retired, own a bus pass or are a member of SAGA, and you would like to be involved in a project that has already proving to be exciting, fun and dynamic then please get in touch.
As a result of Gener8, I took some time towards the end of the year to reflect on what it means to be a “youth worker” for GROW,. In one week I worked with children as young as five, to adults who were considerably older than five, and a lot of young people and adults who sat in between.
The amazing thing about Jesus and the message of the gospel is that it can transform and shape lives no matter what age a person is and it is such a great joy for me to be able to work with such a diverse group of people (whether young or old) because of my faith in Jesus.
As I mentioned above there is a lot to look forward to over the coming weeks and months and if you would like to get involved or find out more please get in touch.