With a staggering 95% of all under 18s not in church, the task of reaching them with the good news of Jesus is huge. But so too is the opportunity!
Scripture Union's Mission Support centres on the application of our Revealing Jesus mission framework, helping you and your church journey effectively with children and young people through each stage of their faith journey – Connect, Explore, Respond and Grow.
The Revealing Jesus mission framework will not only help your church to connect with the 95 but will also provide you with the support and resources you need to continue to walk alongside them as they find and grow in faith.
This short animation provides a quick overview of the framework and the way we see churches coming together in mission…
"Revealing Jesus is about helping churches to be there for the long run"
Since the launch of Revealing Jesus in 2020, over 400 passionate volunteers (we call them Faith Guides), have committed to journeying with children and young people in a new way.
Faith Guides are people, just like you, who have a passion to see the 95 come to discover Jesus, and walk alongside them on their journey of faith. They commit to be there for the long run, helping children and young people find and grow in their faith. And through the development of Grow Communities, they provide relevant and meaningful opportunities for those they've been journeying with to meet regularly with their peers, to worship and grow together.
We commit to being there for the long run too, providing Faith Guides with practical and relational support from their local Mission Enabler as well as first-class resources and training materials to help them in their vital role.
We’re not expecting the 95 to navigate this faith journey on their own and that’s where Faith Guides come in.
Could you be a Faith Guide? You don't need to be a trained children's or youth worker, although you might be, you just need to be mission-minded and with a heart to take on this much-needed role.
The four stages of the faith journey
Although each child and young person is different, our research and experience show us that most go through the same stages as they become and grow as a Christian: Connect, Explore, Respond and Grow.
We provide resources and practical support for Faith Guides, for all four of these stages.
> Find out more about the stages of the faith journey
FREE Mission Support
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With 95% of under-18s not in church, sharing Jesus with the younger generations is a real challenge. But we're here for you! We've got years of experience under our belts, and we're ready and waiting to inspire, equip and empower you in mission to non-church-going children and young people.
If becoming a Faith Guide feels like a step too far at the moment, don't worry, there is still support available. Whether you're just looking for inspiration and resources or you want full-on one-to-one practical support, we've got you covered!
Together we can reach the 95!
Revealing Jesus Videos
Faith for Gen-Z
The Revealing Jesus framework has been built on extensive experience of working with unchurched children and young people, as well as research into the faith journeys of the 95.
For many of Generation Z, traditional church just doesn't seem to be for them, or fit with their culture, so they don't stay part of it for long. But that doesn't mean they don't want to explore the difference that Jesus can make in their lives!
Pray with us
It is so important that we lift this all up in prayer. Please join us in praying for the 95, and for churches and Faith Guides who are already walking alongside them, as well as those Faith Guides yet to come! Pray that through many churches coming together in mission, many children and young people may come to know Jesus and develop a personal, vibrant faith in him.
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