“All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” (Matthew 28:18b-20)
A person who commits him/her self to the discipline of following Jesus Christ in the world becomes his Disciple. In Uganda, the majority of people who have gone through secondary schools remember a club whose members were not only brought together to socialize and have fun, but to build an even more important journey-nourishing their spirituality.
How does it work?
Scripture Union staff identifies schools and establishes rapport with school administration for permission to run Scripture Union activities. Scripture Union opens clubs in schools that welcome children (for primary based clubs), youth (for secondary based clubs) and teachers. These are called SCRIPTURE UNION (SU) clubs. The school administration appoints a Patron (a Christian teacher) who oversees the day to day running of the club Each club has a student committee that runs the club. Membership is open to everyone irrespective of age, class, tribe, color, religious affiliation, etc.
An established Scripture Union club is where members meet atleast once a week for;
Bible study/ /Bible lessons
Share about their Quiet
Life skills lessons
Memorization of Scripture
Training of leaders
Encouraging members to attend and participate in the local church
Organizing and running evangelistic outreaches
Encouraging every member to have a Bible
Following up on members being nurtured through a club register
Register with and give updates to the Scripture Union office