Over the last three weeks we have been at 21 different freshers fairs, inviting students to #Trychurch, daring them to experience something life changing, to discover community, discover home and discover Jesus. Across the 21 different cities, 421 students said yes to giving church a try, and one of the most asked questions was "what is church, like, what do you even do?" and having being told service start times, nearly all asked 'which day?', i.e, they had no church background to know it would be a Sunday.
This is a generation that is mostly unchurched, they don’t have any preconceived ideas or any expectation of what church should be. We can capitalise on this; the invite to try church has been blown wide open and it is for us to get talking about it.
Over the next couple of months we're heading to freshers fairs across the country encouraging students to #trychurch for the first time. There are so many encouraging stories already, stay tuned to hear them! Here are a few pictures of where we've been already including Lincoln, York, Birmingham, London, Canterbury, Liverpool and Teeside!