Fordingbridge Salvation Army

The Salvation Army United Kingdom Territory with the Republic of Ireland exists to ‘save souls, grow saints and serve suffering humanity’. We are looking for a student who can enhance and complement the team of volunteers delivering projects and programmes here while providing extra capacity to meet further needs in the community.

The student will gain from opportunities to work with children, young people and their families and carers from a wide range of backgrounds in a rural and often isolated community. The centre is a new fresh expression mission providing the student with the opportunity to be involved in planning, research, implementation, sustainability and evaluation. The student would be supporting delivery of pastoral support to young people in a local secondary school, Youth Cafe, Youth Drop-In and Youth Hub, facilitating our Play Cafe for pre-school children and parents/carers and engaging in development for outreach, faith exploration groups, a worshipping community and evangelism.

Contact Mike French, Youth Worker and Centre Manager

01425 650001 michael.french@salvationarmy.org.uk

The Bridge Project, Salisbury

The Bridge Project is an ecumenical, schools-focussed charity, supported by a number of churches in the Salisbury area. We seek to act as a ‘bridge’ between schools and churches and works in approximately 33 schools, providing lessons; assemblies; after-school clubs; lay chaplaincy; mentoring and small group work.

We are looking for a placement-based student to come and join us, working in secondary schools in Salisbury, as a Trainee Lay Chaplain.

What can a placement-based student expect from working with the Bridge?
You will join a dedicated team of local Christians, who are seeking and serving God in schools in Salisbury.  A Trainee Lay Chaplain will assist a school in promoting its Christian ethos and values, mostly through providing pastoral support, but also, from time to time, by contributing, with the help of Bridge Project staff, to small-group work; drop-ins; assemblies; lessons; after-school clubs and Christian unions.

Contact
For more information, please contact Dan at dan.chirnside@the-bridge.org.uk or call to speak to someone at the office on 01980 655521

The Charge to “Go”

Summer term finished with the joy of sending out 48 final year students to “go” and give their lives to serving Jesus. Joined by family, friends, church leaders and mentors we gave thanks to God for all His powerful and loving work at Moorlands College this past year.

Malcolm Duncan Thanksgiving 1

It wasn’t to mark the end. It was to mark the beginning of the next chapter. The goal for our students is to gain much more than a qualification. Moorlands aims to give students all the tools they need to grow in knowledge, character and gifting so that they have every chance to make a great impact for Jesus as they respond to His gospel and worship Him with their lives.

A deeply honest and passionate address from our guest speaker Malcolm Duncan (Gold Hill Baptist Church) perfectly set the scene for each student to be presented with the Moorlands charge from our Principal, Steve Brady. It is a charge to live devoted, meaningful, Spirit-filled lives – call to be “living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God” (Rom. 12:1).

Moorlands Charge 3

Ian Kirby’s reading of The Charge was particularly poignant for graduands, graduates and staff this year. Many of us were reminded of the framed Charge we used to see in the Public Relations and Promotions Department. It belonged to Rick Cole, a graduate we so sadly and suddenly lost in January this year. The words from Matthew, Romans, 1 & 2 Timothy used to remind Rick to give every moment of his life to God, which he truly did. May we follow his example.

We also had the privilege of praying with Stephen and Mandy Catto as they head to California to pursue a call for Mandy to continue her postgraduate studies at Fuller Theological Seminary. They have both served God at Moorlands with such love and faithfulness. Many lives have been changed through their ministry here and we pray they continue to be used in great power in the States. Here, Mandy is pictured with some of her tutor group.

Mandy's Tutor Group Thanksgiving 2015

Thank you to all of our leaving students who have brought us joy and tears. Well done for all of your hard work, perseverance in the face of new challenges, your increasing trust in in God’s grace and your love for one another. It has been an incredible privilege to be take part in this significant part of your journey. As you “go” to serve The Lord in all kinds of contexts we pray that God would draw near to you with His tender love, while giving you the power and perseverance you need to “fight the good fight of faith” (1 Tim. 6:12).