Relay is UCCF’s mission and discipleship training year for graduates who love CUs.
Relay provides graduates with a unique opportunity to work on the frontline of student mission alongside the Christian Unions. Relay is all about helping people love and serve Jesus with their heart, mind and hands whoever they are and wherever he has called them to be.
The Relay year is so named because we invest in you as a Relay Worker so that you can 'relay' what you've learned to others. So, a significant part of your week is learning, being trained, and having UCCF staff and teams invest in you and your ministry. Another significant part of the week is for you to invest in CU life, students (Christian and non-Christians), CU leaders and members. Supporting the CU ministry to fulfil the aim to give every student an opportunity to hear the wonderful gospel of Christ is a crucial role.
Relay Workers are supervised by a UCCF Staff Worker as together you study the Bible, pray, plan strategically, receive feedback and see how the gospel practically impacts all of life. Relay Workers are part of a regional UCCF team that benefits from further training and fellowship together as they work with CUs in their area.
Over the course of the year, Relay Workers attend three specifically designed training conferences for Bible teaching, worship and prayer. These are key times of learning in community and are a great chance to build friendships with other Relay Workers. Relay also provides a weekly study programme which has been crafted over the past 30 years to focus on key doctrines in the Christian faith. Relay Workers also have the opportunity to further their particular interests and gifts through the elective study.
Relay provides a weekly study programme which has been crafted over the past 30 years to focus on key doctrines in the Christian faith. Find out more from a Relay Worker in the video below.
Relay offers some extra opportunities to help people explore particular gifts and ideas for the future.
Relay Leadership Network Electives gather Relay Workers to focus on what it means to love Jesus in the arts, law, music, politics, science, teaching and theology. Relay+ combines a year of spiritual growth and CU work with the opportunity for Relay Workers to practice their creative skills in a professional office environment. Relay Homestart is an opportunity to spend the Relay year taking part in language training as well as thinking about cross-cultural mission, with a view to spending a further year or more working within an IFES movement in another country.
Have a chat with your CU Staff Worker, or find out how to apply.
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