Scripture Union – Share the good news with the next generation


Inviting children and young people to explore the difference Jesus can make to the challenges and adventures of life

Comment on recent media coverage

Two children reading about the real meaning of Christmas

Over the weekend, you may have seen some coverage of our Christmas campaign in the mainstream media. Whilst we're grateful that our plans to share the real Christmas story with thousands of children have pricked the interest of many, it's a shame that some of the information about our new book, The First Christmas, has been misunderstood.

For us, this is a really exciting opportunity to get the real Christmas story into the hands of many children, and especially those who may have little or no understanding of this Bible story. The First Christmas features a beautifully illustrated retelling of this story which is written in a contemporary and accessible style that children will love, but which also remains completely faithful to the accounts as found in the Bible.

While we endeavour to ensure children with little to no knowledge of the Christian faith are able to hear the good news in a way that is accessible to them, we place a great deal of importance on remaining true to our biblical foundations. Doing all we can to explore new ways to help children engage with God's word and the unchanging truths of the Bible will always remain central to our work.

You can find out more about our exciting Christmas plans here.

We're aiming to get our brand-new, beautifully illustrated retelling of the Nativity story, the First Christmas, into as many children's hands as possible. Whether you want free copies to give away yourself or you choose to support us as we seek to share the book widely, you can help children receive the greatest gift this Christmas... Jesus!
Putting on a party is a great way for your church to reach out to the children in your community, and what better time than Christmas? Our free Christmas Party pack contains loads of ideas and advice for hosting a fantastic party, assembly or church service this Christmas.
If you have a great idea for reaching out to the children and young people beyond your church but you need a little financial support to get it off the ground, the Scripture Union Good News Fund could be just what you need. Find out more about our grants to help pioneer and grow mission initiatives across England and Wales.
As 95% of children and young people in England and Wales aren't in church, we launched The 95 Campaign to encourage churches to do more to share Jesus with children beyond their churches. In just a few short months, thanks to your support, we have already started to engage with many young people through some exciting new initiatives.
Our brand new website is live! It's not really our website though, it's yours. We asked what you wanted from Scripture Union online and you let us know. We hope you’ll be really pleased with the result.
Financial difficulties shouldn’t be a barrier to children meeting with Jesus. With your support, the Scripture Union Holiday Fund will help many more children and young people go on an SU holiday, and perhaps discover the difference Jesus can make in their lives.
The First Christmas Book

The greatest gift

As part of our mission to share the good news of Jesus with children and young people who aren't in church, we’re giving the greatest gift possible: the real meaning of Christmas.

You can get your hand on copies of our beautiful new story book, The First Christmas, to give to children in your community or, if you'd prefer, you can support us as we aim to get the book into the hands of as many children as possible.


Diary of a Disciple: Peter & Paul's Story

Diary of a Disciple: Peter and Paul's story

The much anticipated follow-up to the award winning Diary of a Disciple: Luke's story is finally here!

If you're looking for the perfect resource to help bring the Bible to life for children, look no further than Diary of a Disciple: Peter and Paul's story – a contemporary retelling of the book of Acts, written in a modern, quirky, illustrative style that children love. Get yours now for just £9.99. 

Boy laughing and pointing

Scripture Union opened my eyes to how amazing God is!

The 95 Campaign

The 95 Campaign

It's estimated that 95% of children and young people in England and Wales aren't in church. So we need to step out and engage with them where they are! 

The 95 Campaign is all about encouraging and equipping those with a heart for the 95%. Together, we can ensure children who don't go to church have even more opportunities to discover Jesus for themselves.

The 95 block

Together, we can reach the 95% of children and young people not in church

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