Dave Newton, SU England and Wales' National Director

Meet our NEW National Director, Dave Newton

Dave joined Scripture Union in March, bringing with him a real heart for mission and a desire to see churches actively and passionately Revealing Jesus to the youngest generations. 

Take a few minutes to watch this video, get to know Dave a little and discover his aspirations for Scripture Union. You can download a transcript of the interview here.

"The reason I joined Scripture Union is so that we can Reveal Jesus to children and young people" Dave Newton

A message from Dave:
The first thing I noticed about SU was the people. It's the people who make Scripture Union what it is – from the army of volunteers making our holidays and other events possible to the faithful supporters who pray hard and give generously. We really are in this together!

I sincerely believe that sharing the good news of Jesus with children and young people is not the preserve of professional children, youth or family workers. You don’t need to be a trained theologian or know the latest youth trends to let God’s light and love shine through you. Young people who have found faith through SU holidays and missions talk about encountering God’s love and acceptance through our volunteer leaders, who show what a life lived with Christ looks like. God is love – and for a young person to discover that from someone who already follows Jesus is truly powerful and life-changing!

Some of us might be the doers, and others are much more at home 'behind the scenes'. Either way, we all have a role in this God-given mission, and I encourage you to play your part, whatever that might be.

Perhaps you can get involved practically? We would love to welcome you as a volunteer at one of our summer events. Or perhaps you feel called to become a Faith Guide, committing to journey alongside children to help them navigate the twists and turns of their faith journey? We also have some staff vacancies we're keen to fill with the right people:

Maybe prayer is the part God has for you in SU? If so, please pray for wisdom as we make the necessary steps to move forward. And pray for the children and young people themselves – that they'd discover Jesus and have the right people around them to help nurture their faith.

And if you can give financially, we'd be so grateful. I'd like to offer a heartfelt thank you to all of you who've given over the years – it really does make all of this possible. If you'd like to give a gift to further the work of Scripture Union and help Reveal Jesus to even more children and young people, you can donate on this page (on the right, or scroll to the end if you're on your mobile). Alternatively, you can give over the telephone by calling our Supporter Care team on 01908 856000.

Thank you all so much for the part you play. We're in it together!


"I want to see SU's impact grow and grow and grow. Not for statistics, but because there are young people behind every single number. And that's what matters."

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