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Equipping local churches in Darwin

At SU Australia, we are passionate about training and equipping Christian volunteers and workers to serve in communities across our nation, because we know the powerful and lasting impact it can have in the lives of children, young people, and their families.

More than 50 volunteers and workers from 10 local churches in the Darwin area attended SU Australia’s recent Training Day in Darwin. Attendees received training, equipping, and encouragement in Youth Ministry and Religious Instruction.

This year’s Training Day marked the first time we were able to offer a dedicated stream for people wishing to be trained in Youth Ministry. It was encouraging to see so many registering to attend these workshops.

Other workshops included:

  • Ideas for running Kids’ Church,
  • Strategies to improve teaching and learning,
  • Models of Youth Ministry,
  • English as a Second Language (ESL) + Multicultural Groups,
  • Designing an RI lesson,
  • Giving a Bible talk for youth,
  • Working with children/youth with special needs, and more.

SU Australia NT Regional Manager Ox Roberts says Training Day is a great opportunity to work alongside and support local churches in their outreach to communities by helping to train their people for mission.

Attendees relished the opportunity to grow in their calling and be encouraged to keep going in the good work they’re doing.

“It was great to be with other enthusiastic Christians and youth leaders from churches in Darwin. Thanks SU for organising [this Training Day],” one attendee says.

On behalf of SU Australia, thank you for supporting this vital work, and thank you also to the Darwin Chinese Christian Church who hosted us for the day. What a wonderful reminder that we are not alone in serving God in our communities throughout Australia.