Vineyard Churches UK & Ireland and Fusion are pleased to announce a partnership, designed to assist each other in better reaching, connecting and serving University students in the UK & Ireland.
Student Linkup is a practical and strategic service for all churches to benefit from, contribute to and be profiled through. Student Linkup encourages the preparation, resourcing and sending of new students, and also the welcoming and receiving of those same students in university locations. Student mission and discipleship is sharpened through the Student Work Programme and a Student Learning Community is being facilitated by Fusion and local Vineyard churches.
John Clarke, Students Co-ordinator for Vineyard Churches said:
"In the Vineyard we want University to be the greatest few years ever for students, and for it to be a place where they will be discipled, trained, developed and helped to discover the purpose for their life.
Because of the phenomenal work that Fusion are already doing in connecting Students as they move cities, we are thrilled to partner with them to ensure that University becomes a place where more students can deepen in their relationship with Jesus through the local church."
Rich Wilson, National Team Leader for Fusion said:
"Fusion partner with a number of church networks. Through working together young adult discipleship is strengthened and movements become increasingly effective in sending, receiving, reaching and releasing students.
We are excited to be working with Vineyard Churches. Their heart to reach out to students, plant new churches and preach the gospel is inspiring and we share these aspirations and values with them."