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CUs manage tricky change

A new generation of Christian Union leaders who have only seen CU meetings online due to the pandemic are taking office across the country. Student organisation UCCF is finding creative ways to train and support them. Ed Preston, UCCF North East Team Leader, reports:

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Wales Team Leader, Peter Harris, delivering training at Forum Cymru

Every spring, the CUs manage a foundational change – passing on leadership to a new cohort of students. Until the world turned upside down last year, UCCF had a tried and tested method of supporting CUs through this vulnerable time – Regional Forum training weekends. Somewhere between 100–200 students from each region would descend on a conference centre for a weekend to receive teaching from God’s word, share meals, reflect with others from different universities about the vision, values and culture of CUs. Many new CU leaders often feel weak and nervous that they are not up to the task; Regional Forums are fun, vibrant and vital.