If you share our passion for reaching the young people of the South West and would like to invest either time, money or resources but don’t know how to get involved then here are some ideas…
We acknowledge that we can do nothing without God. At our training conferences we often consider our need to rely more on God so that He can do what He wants through us as we work with young people. We need to get ourselves in the right place but we also need a committed group of people who are upholding us all and praying for us.
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Join us for a Prayer evening at SWYM conference. Each year we hold six conferences for the whole of SWYM team. At alternate conferences (three times a year) we have a prayer evening for all the trainees, staff and supporters who pray for specific young people or for issues facing young people in their communities. To find out dates for this current academic year please contact us. It would be a pleasure for us to have you join us in praying for young people.
Set up a prayer group for SWYM or encourage a prayer group to commit to praying for SWYM. You can use newsletters and monthly updates as guides to prayer. Please contact us as we might be able to send a staff team member or a trainee youth worker to join you which might help to focus your prayer
We are privileged to have a number of people who volunteer in different ways to enable us to achieve our goals. Whatever skills or abilities you have could be invaluable to us. If you feel God is calling you to serve in this way read on.
Short term hosting – from time to time we need somewhere for someone to stay for a few nights. This is one way you can support SWYM. To have a list of people who could put a person up at short notice would be a real help to us.
We are always looking for people to help with administration tasks. This can vary from folding and sending out publicity to helping more regularly with book keeping or other on going administrative jobs.
Camps are an area where we need volunteers to help in various ways: be part of a catering team, help with security or use your technical skill. Please contact us if you might be willing to help at a camp. They are often over a weekend or in school holidays.
Giving your time to one of these things will make a difference to young people’s lives; whether in admin, or practical gifts or opening your home for a few nights. Please contact us if you’d like to volunteer with SWYM.
The reality of life is that finance is needed to enable things to happen. We believe that God provides for us and we are often amazed at the ways He does this, sometimes in monetary terms, sometimes by providing people and resources at the right time.
Finance is often a challenge. We want to be reliant to God for finance. But we need to be wise as well as people of faith. The challenge for us in SWYM is that it is hard to find specific financial supporters. We want local people in local churches to give to the work on the ground, e.g. the local schoolwork project. Then we need a wider pool of people who give to the wider work of SWYM.
For SWYM to grow we need to see an increase in support to enable us to start new projects as well as to continue to improve and develop existing ones. For the purpose of budgeting monthly giving is the most helpful as this enables us to plan efficiently. Would you be able to sign up to give monthly to SWYM at either £10, £20 or £50 per month. Please click here to give online.