Indoor fire pit at Global Gathering 2024

A truly global movement

You may or may not know that Scripture Union is just one of over 120 SU movements around the world. Each SU movement is autonomous but we share common aims that bring us together as a global family, passionate about making Jesus known among children and young people in our own contexts.

Back in March, we joined with more than 300 Scripture Union representatives from 100 different countries for the Scripture Union Global Gathering in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. This was a truly special event, bringing SU leaders, volunteers and supporters together for the first time since Covid. It was awesome to be able to be in one place, worshiping together and learning from each other!

The thought-provoking conference theme was ‘Bridging the gap’ (between the church and the world, the generation gap and the gap caused by social divisions and injustice), and this inspired many ongoing conversations that will help SU to remain relevant in sharing the good news with the younger generations we each seek to connect with.

Richard Shaw, SU England and Wales’ Head of Mission recounts, ‘It was a real joy being with brothers and sisters from across the global movement, hearing about the challenges they have in their countries (some of whom are at risk of persecution) but also wonderful stories of how they share the love of Jesus with children and young people. It was a truly inspiring and uplifting time for all of us coming from England and Wales!’

Welcome sign in different languages
individuals at global gathering 2024
Teams working on a table project
individuals at the global gathering in 2024
global gathering - people dancing around indoor fire pit
Group shot of individuals at the Global Gathering

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Please pray that each SU movement will be blessed by this time of togetherness, and that many more children and young people will discover Jesus as a result!

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