Message from the Chair

We’ve had another great year of ministry – thanks so much to all of the staff, program directors and volunteers who have done the heavy lifting of putting these programs together!

And to all of those who have financially and prayerfully supported us, we are so grateful.  Thank you to those who have given to our recent appeal. We’re blessed by the great generosity of all donors, past and present.

What an organisation we have in SU.  I believe SU is uniquely positioned to bless people, bring churches together and be a fantastic vehicle for God’s work.  This is his precious ministry that we steward.

However I believe SU is in a time of transition. Older generations are moving on and younger ones are coming through – and they need our support.

We’d love you continue to be an integral part of SU, and to continue to prayerfully consider giving, leading, praying, mentoring and journeying with us.

SU Cabinet has recently completed a three-year strategic plan. A large part of this has been seeking where the call of God is and thinking about how we can deepen our connection with churches.  We would love you to consider how you might enhance the connection between your church and SU as part of this process.

I read an article recently from Michael Jensen of St Mark’s Darling Point in his regular column in the Bible Society’s Eternity magazine. In the latest issue he has written on the subject of Christian giving: “Christians learn how to give from the God who gives. And how does God give? He gives sacrificially. He gives freely and not from compulsion. And He gives cheerfully.” 

I love this quote, which represents the wonderful attitude of people who serve and give with SU.  It reflects the attitude of Jesus. “For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich” 2 Corinthians 8:9.

My prayer for SU is that we continue to seek God. Let’s draw near to God, listen to his voice and follow his call.

We submit the movement to Him, and look forward to more stories where young people have life-defining and life-changing moments as they meet God on SU programs.

Dave Stephens