CCN Supports Scripture Union Creative Collective

CCN News   •   Feb, 2019

In February, Christian Creative Network Director Josie Gamble joined the SU Creative Collective weekend.

If you are a Christian in the UK, you will more than likely have come across or heard of the Scripture Union; whether that be through one of their amazing resources, camps or activities. But what you may not know is that they have recently refocused their energies back in line with the origins of the organisation.

Despite being established 150 years ago and going on to become a global movement, active in over 120 countries, it doesn’t mean you have everything sorted. During a recent review of the organisation, the SU took a constructive look at their work and concluded that they were “investing in insanity”. Much of their energy and focus was taken up producing resources for those who were already Christians rather than the 95% of children and young people not in church.

The organisation is now refocusing its efforts on what they call The 95 Campaign.

Active engagement with creatives is part of their strategic plan

As part of their refocus, the Scripture Union is actively engaging with creatives to reach the 95 and in February 2018 launched the Scripture Union Creative Collective

In February 2019, CCN Director Josie Gamble joined the Scripture Union Creative Collective at one of their weekends away. The weekend hosted 15 individuals selected from a variety of different creative disciplines in a farmhouse in the beautiful surroundings of Derbyshire. The goal was to facilitate creative innovation, development and creation of resources that will engage with the 95% of children and young people not in church.

The accommodation and food were all provided for free in return for creative ideas and skills.

Creativity is important

“The weekend was a creative treat,” says Josie, “I truly believe creatives hold the key to unlocking the door to reaching wider audiences with the good news of the gospel and I am excited that the Scripture Union are pioneering the way in engaging with creative individuals”.