St Silas has a large number of young people and we are committed to welcoming and nurturing them in life and faith.
University and College Students
We encourage students to be active witnesses on their campuses. To help in this we hope that they will feel able to actively participate in the life of St Silas' in as many ways as their studies and other commitments allow. This also prepares students for life after their years of study and helps them understand how the local church can best function as the hope of the world.
We are active supporters of the work of the Universities and Colleges Christian Fellowship (UCCF), and encourage students to be part of their local Christian Union. Local groups info can also be found below:
- Glasgow Caledonian University www.caleycu.co.uk
- Glasgow University www.gucu.co.uk
- Strathclyde University www.strathclydecu.co.uk
- There are also Christian Unions that meet at West of Scotland (Paisley campus), Glasgow School of Art and Royal Academy of Music and Drama. Contact Andy Robinson (email@example.com) for details.
Working in partnership the Christian Unions are the Glasgow Navigators. The emphasis of 'Navs' is on meeting in single-sex small groups around the bible, developing relationships that encourage growth as disciples of Jesus who live and share the gospel.
|Check out the Glasgow Navigators Website or contact Darren Jackson or Fiona McCruden at St Silas|
The current generation of Scottish school students are growing up in a secular culture. For most of them, any significant contact with the Christian gospel ceased in their grandparents’ generation. The current Scottish curriculum recognizes that today’s children are in danger of losing touch with their social and spiritual roots, so it offers opportunities for Christians to provide a Christian input in schools. Many schools in the West End of Glasgow and elsewhere in the city are ready to partner with Scripture Union Scotland and allow us to work with them for the spiritual development of their pupils. This gives opportunities for Scripture Union groups to start up, meeting weekly for up to an hour, at lunchtime or after school. In Kelvinbridge, the opening of the new Hillhead super-primary school will be an especially important opportunity for giving a Christian focus from the start of the schools’ life.
Some of these opportunities cannot be taken up due to limited numbers of volunteers. Teachers, parents, senior pupils, youth workers, ministers and others are already volunteering with SU in schools across Scotland. Would you be able to join them by volunteering in the West End of Glasgow?
To find out more, email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
The Wheel Trust is a partnership of West End Churches with Scripture Union Scotland, seeking to bring the Gospel to the children in the schools of the West End of Glasgow.
Scripture Union Scotland also runs Christian residential Holidays for children aged 10 to 18. There are many opportunities to get involved as a volunteer, either leading a group of young people or helping with catering, driving minibuses or leading activities. To find out more, email firstname.lastname@example.org, and visit the SU Holidays website: www.suholidays.org.uk.