Discipleship is the new number-one focus of the United Reformed Church, with the tagline ‘Walking the Way: Living the Life of Jesus Today’. This focus might look different in the diverse contexts of the local church. In the Church of God, however, which is called to move towards God’s realm of justice, peace and reconciliation, diversity is key to discipleship. So what does diversity in discipleship look like? Alex Clare-Young explores this in the final blog of the Discipleship series.
Ann Barlow was an SCM member while at University. Now retired, she spent many years working in student support. She speaks to us about vocation being where Jesus might need us to be.
The Peace and Justice Forum launches 12th July 2018 - Rachel Allison, from the Joint Public Issues Team, shares how you can get involved and why it's important.
Shanika, an SCM member, shares her experience of vocation and what it has come to mean for her.
When asked about the biggest stress at university, SCM Member Robin answered easily; "It was the fear of failing."
Helena Ripley, an SCM Member and part of SCM Lancaster, reflects on how Gifts of Grace impacted her personally and helped her consider communal forgiveness for generational and collective trauma in relation to her family's experiences in World War II.
Louise Dover, member of SCM and co-leader of SCM Southampton reflects on the recent National Gathering, Gifts of Grace, that took place from the 9th-11th March this year.
This Sunday 18th February is the Universal Day of Prayer for Students, otherwise known as Student Sunday! UDPS is coordinated by the World Student Christian Federation (WSCF), and has been celebrated since 1898, making it one of the oldest ecumenical days of prayer. SCM Member Sian shares why she thinks praying, specifically praying in community, is still an important but often overlooked element of the Christian faith.
1st February 2018 marks Time to Talk Day – an initiative running since 2014, encouraging people to talk more openly about mental wellbeing and mental health issues. Shanika shares why she believes Time to Talk Day is important, and why those of faith need to sit up and take notice of it as much as anyone else.
Martin Luther King Jr. was a minister, father, civil rights leader and theologian. Today marks the celebration of his birthday, so we’ve put together a collection of top quotes from the man himself.