Trychurch - An invitation to a generation of students.

Trychurch - An invitation to a generation of students. 

That’s an invitation to 2.3 million students in the UK. 

Feeling a bit overwhelmed by that number? I am. 

I'm also completely convinced that the stats need to change. I'm not satisfied with knowing that only ~0.7% of 2.3 million students are connected with a local church.

While this can feel like a huge task and completely overwhelming, we know that God is on the move, He is the God of immeasurably more and a God that knows each of the 2.3 million students by name. 

With prayer, boldness and hard graft we can get out on campus and get inviting. 

We have been out on campuses across the UK with local churches, inviting all students to try church at freshers fairs, and an overwhelming number said yes. This gives us just a small snapshot of the culture we are speaking into, but from what we have seen, students are keen, they are responding positively to an invitation to give church a go. 

In Luke 10 it says the harvest is plentiful and it most certainly is although it’s going to take more than a freshers fair or a campaign to see a generation of students to find hope in Jesus and home in the local church. Try Church is a lifestyle and a posture to be adopted. We’re not just inviting students at the start of the year, it is something that needs to be lived and breathed, and as the church, we need to be ready to welcome students that are saying yes to Jesus for the first time. 

Below are 5 blogs with some ideas and inspo to get started: 

Help, I don't know where to start. 

We can't get on campus 

Culture Shock and language 

We're not called to be comfortable

 

Katie McLean

Regional Team Leader

Katie lives in Nottingham and is passionate about seeing students lives transformed and creative student ministry. She loves to surf, even though she couldn’t live further from the sea, dabbles in tennis and would be lying if she said she wasn’t competitive.

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