Silly Season

How has your summer been? I know that many of the young people across our area have been having a great time, attending all kinds of christian camps and festivals. Soul Survivor alone has seen well over 1200 young people come to Christ over five weeks this summer, how...

NISCU New Wine

It has been a sad week as we say ‘good bye’ to our NISCU/New Wine interns on completion of their internship. A fun year, ups and downs, lots of laughs and we have had the privilege of seeing these young people mature and learn more about following Jesus....

Silly or Serious?

Have you ever played that game beloved of youth pre-shows where you have to choose one of two alternatives? How about these: Star Wars or Star Trek? Well, nowhere in the Bible can I find a text that says ‘may the force be with you’, but Deut 5:33 does say ‘live long...

The Little Pot of Oil

I was sorting out some old papers last week, and came across my application to work for NISCU! With it was a copy of an old NISCU News dated 2007. Ten years ago, NISCU was still under the auspices of the North West Evangelistic Trust, its parent charity. Then a NWET...

Tell the children

This week has seen shocking news.  The  events in Manchester have been as appalling as they are incomprehensible and words cannot express our grief. On the other side of the world, in South Africa, less reported was the attack by rioters on LIV village.  For those who...

NISCU stories

It’s great when people share their stories about what NISCU has meant to them or to their children, how it has impacted their faith and enabled them to grow in their understanding and walk with God. This is one such story we received just this week: “The...

Walking through Easter

The Resurrection Easter is such a wonderful opportunity for us as the church.  Paul said “if Christ has not been raised…we are of all people most to be pitied” (1Cor15:17,19 ESV). So many people, even those who seem quite genuine about embracing some...

Child Development – in Hebrew

I do find the original Bible languages fascinating.  Sometimes when you dig around in Strong’s or similar, you find out all sorts of extra insights that don’t always easily translate into our English Bibles. A great example is to check out all the Hebrew words for...