How we work.
What's the thinking behind what we do?
Education / Curriculum
Because God cares holistically.
Because spirituality matters.
As a Christian charity, we truly believe that God is interested in healthy ways children and young people can explore faith for themselves.
As such, we offer opportunities for them to hear about the challenge of the Christian worldview and respond at whatever level is appropriate.
We do not confuse education with discipleship.
As such, we offer opportunities for churches to serve young people and children by enhancing, or enriching what churches already offer. We use people from local churches who want to work together, and enable the covenant for mission (signed by all major denominations) to be put into practice.
That's why we run Christian groups, weekend residentials, leadership courses, church services, holiday clubs and a festival.
Groups in schools
SUMT facilitate school Christian Unions in every government secondary school on the Island. These are places where young people can come and debate issues, explore their faith, and support each other freely.
SUMT provides excellent assembly material, bringing a spiritual and a moral challenge at the appropriate level in both Primary and Secondary.
SUMT run Christian residential weekends for young people, where amidst crazy fun and food, we explore the Bible and allow spirituality to be explored at a more meaningful pace and in a safe setting.
SUMT run CONNECT - monthly youth services designed to connect churches together and connect young people with God.
PSM Beach Mission
Started in 1901, the PSM Beach Mission attracts almost 400 children and young people a year and is an annual opportunity for them to hear and respond to the message of Jesus should they choose - all in a lively and contemporary setting.
A youth-festival for 12-18's, this festival is designed to be a lot of fun with the opportunity to explore faith as part of the package.
YOUTH LEADERSHIP COURSE
A few years ago we developed a course based around 1 Timothy 4.12 for emerging leaders. This course (412) enables young Christians to think through the kind of leaders they want to be.