SU QLD in the community
Since its beginnings in the 1860s, Scripture Union (SU) organisations across the world have run local, community-based outreaches to provide fun activities for children and their families.
SU QLD provides opportunities for individuals and churches to practically show God’s love in local communities through holiday programs for children, youth, and families. Below are some examples of our current community outreach events. Contact us today for more information on how you can get involved.
Sports is a natural social adhesive, connecting many who would previously find very little common ground.
For many Australians, sport is in our blood, it runs through our veins, and it’s a passion that unites us.
SU QLD’s sports ministry hosts multiple events throughout the year, ranging from single-day Community Cups to multi-day sports camps. These events are outlined below.
Beach events are traditionally held during the Christmas/New Year break along the Queensland coastline.
Most events run for 7-10 days, providing families holidaying in the area with entertainment for children and meaningful times for all families to think about the promises of Jesus.
Regional and Outback
Events for regional towns or outback families are generally run during school holiday periods throughout the year. These events provide a great holiday experience for students, and in some cases for their parents as well.
During the school term, usually the last two weeks, teams of volunteers and Christian students travel around regional and outback towns delivering programs during school hours, with follow up activities at lunchtime or after school. Currently these teams are based in Cairns and on the Sunshine Coast, but new teams from other areas are welcome.
Urban events or day camps are run throughout Brisbane and major regional centres, providing activities for children and families in suburban settings.
These community outreaches are particularly valuable as a means for local churches to partner together to meet the needs of their local communities.
Through festival community outreaches, teams of volunteers spend time at popular annual festivals around south-east Queensland – including the popular Woodford Folk Festival – sharing God’s love and hope with festival-goers.