Our vision for students is:
To receive Christ Jesus as Lord, then continue to live in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as they are taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.Adapted from Colossians 2:6-7
If you’re a student at any of Birmingham’s universities, we’d love to see you at St Stephen’s and St Wulstan’s. As well as involving students in the wider life of the church family, we have a few things laid on just for you.
10.00am at St Stephen’s
About 150 people, with more of a family feel. Sometimes it can be nice to hang out with non-students! Refreshments are served afterwards.
6.00pm at St Stephen’s
Most students come along to the 6.00pm service at St Stephen’s – a relaxed, informal gathering of 40-50, with a 20-25 minute talk from the Bible, a mixture of contemporary and traditional music, opportunities for questions and comments, and tea, coffee and cakes served afterwards.
Rooted Student Group
To help us be ‘rooted’ in Christ, we continue to meet after the 6.00pm service on Sunday in St Stephen’s until 9.30pm. We have a meal together, play some games, chat, pray and study the Bible to listen to God and apply what He says to our everyday lives. We will also think about different tools to help us understand the Bible.
Rooted provides an amazing opportunity to share and learn together with other students more about Jesus. It is a place where honest and informal discussions and questions are always welcome. We meet every Sunday evening to encourage and challenge one another in our faith. As well as the helpful bible studies, we also make time for food, fun and laughter! Rooted really is a great place to share life with one another at university, build friendships and start the week with our eyes on Jesus!Jonathan Burton, 2nd year Physicist
Got some questions you really want answered? Or do you just want someone to give you a bit of a helping hand? Meeting up with an older Christian to chat (usually over coffee), look at the Bible and pray together – it’s a great way to get to know an older Christian, and learn lots at the same time.
One-to-ones have been especially helpful to me as a new Christian, because they allow you to study the Bible in depth and discuss exactly how it applies to your life. They also provide great friends who act as role models of mature faith. On top of all that, they’re encouraging, edifying and one of the best, most enjoyable ways to get to know and love Jesus more and more!Imogen Prasad, 3rd year Medic
Over this first term, members of the church family have offered to host students for Sunday lunch. It’s a great way to get to know other members of the church family … and get a tasty home-cooked meal. Hang around near the biscuits in the foyer after the morning service.
Serving at Church
There are loads of ways you could get involved in serving at St Stephen’s and St Wulstan’s – music, the sound desk, children’s groups, serving tea and coffee. Click here to find out more.
Going away for a weekend is an excellent way to have a break, get to know one another better, discover more about Christ and have great fun. We plan to go on our Student Weekend Away in March each year – look out for more details.
One of the best ways to put your long summer holidays to good use: a week (or more) of great fun and great Bible teaching for young people aged 11-18. Students can play a big part in making these camps run smoothly by serving as ‘Bereans’ – helping out practically whilst receiving their own teaching programme. As a church we have links with two summer camps we’d love to recommend to you.
For more information about student work, please contact Andy Martin.