ES runs weekly events, including our Uni Bible Talks, faculty-based bible study groups, training courses, walk-up evangelism, Friday Kickback, and Convo Club and FOCUS for international students.
ES runs a number of events throughout the week to help you connect with Christians on campus, grow in God's word and be trained to reach the campus and the world for Christ.
Uni Bible Talks (UBTs) are our main public meetings in ES where we gather as a whole fellowship around the teaching of God's Word by one of our staffworkers. UBTs run 12pm Tuesday and Wednesday at UQ Chaplaincy | Building 38, Room 102. Stick around for lunch with us for the hour after!
Our faculty-based Bible Study Groups are open to everyone, to get to know Jesus better and what it means to live for Him, through studying the Bible. For more information and bible study times, see Bible Study Groups.
Training courses run from a couple weeks into semester at UQ Chaplaincy (Building 38), before the bible talks (11am) Tuesday and Wednesday. Each semester there are four training courses: Know and Tell the Gospel, Bible Study Leading, Advanced Bible Study Leading and Life after Uni. The same courses run in both sessions.
Walk-up evangelism is one way to get practice at sharing your faith and reach people who don't know Jesus yet. We go out in pairs to invite people around uni to have a conversation about faith/Jesus, prayerfully aiming to hear where they're coming from and help draw them closer to God. If you haven't done this before or aren't confident we'll pair you with someone experienced, so come have a go. We meet upstairs in Chaplaincy, then pray and head out from there. Times for this will be available early on in semester.
Friday afternoon Kickback is a relaxed way to end the week. Drop in anytime between 2-4pm to play some sport, board games, or just hangout under the tree in front of Forgan Smith (Bldg 1), University Drive.
We have several events specifically for international students. English Conversation Club on Tuesdays at 2pm lets you practice speaking English with local Australians, and you can stick around for Uncover Jesus at 3pm to learn about Jesus as we read the bible together. Both meet under the trees at University Drive, near building 14. Then FOCUS on Friday nights (5:30pm) is our main event for international students to study the Bible in an accessible way, and to enjoy dinner together. FOCUS meets at UQ Chaplaincy | Building 38, Room 102.