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SU Mission Statement

Our Mission & Vision


Working with Churches, SU Ghana aims:

  • To make God’s Good News known to children, young people, and families.
  • To encourage people of all ages to meet God daily through the Bible and Prayer
    so that they may come to personal faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, grow in Christian maturity, and become both committed church members and servants of a world in need.

  • Scripture Union pursues these aims through various specialist ministries worldwide in obedience to our Lord Jesus Christ and reliance on the Holy Spirit.

    Our History

    Scripture Union (SU) Ghana is a national, autonomous, Evangelical Christian organization. It is the largest Para-Church organization in Ghana. According to the archives – ‘Children’s Special Service Mission (March 1890) – Scripture Union Ministry reached Ghana (Gold Coast) around 1889-1890. However, the development of SU in Ghana really dates from the early 1950s when some expatriate teachers and people in business began vacation camps for students. The young Christians from these camps needed help back in their schools and colleges as they began to form groups, and Nigel Sylvester was sent from England as the first full-time staff worker in 1955.

    The number of groups grew, the camps continued and expanded. An advisory committee was formed to give leadership and strategic direction. In 1965, SU Ghana became autonomous with its own governing council – an independent member of the worldwide SU family.

    By 1969, there were three travelling staff based in Accra, Kumasi, and Tamale. In 1972, the Head Office building on Castle Road, Accra, was completed. By 1975, this was the base for the General Secretary, three of the four travelling staff, and three other office staff. In the Regional Capitals, SU Committees were established first in Accra, Kumasi, Cape Coast, Takoradi, then Tamale and Koforidua, then in Ho and Sunyani. By 1975, only the Upper Region was without one.

    Currently, SU Regional Committees operate in all Regions (except Upper East, whose work is overseen by the Northern Regional Committee) and work with full-time staff located in all these Regions.

    SU Ghana is a member of Scripture Union International. Scripture Union International started on June 2, 1867, in the UK with Josiah Spiers. Today, Scripture Union is active in over 120 countries.

    Our Belief

    Our Core Values

    1. Bible-centredness

    2. Dependence on God

    3. Quality relationships

    4. Disciple-making focus

    5. Holistic ministry

    Discipling a nation,
    one child at a time.

    Rev. Derek E. Koomson

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