As universities & student behaviour significantly changes in some places, CUs need to be open to the fact that its desired outcomes may not necessarily be done/be done best in an integrated, church-style, campus-focussed ministry of small groups, Bible talks & conferences…


But we need to ask how to best achieve these outcomes, even if the model is a bit more fragmented/restructured. These outcomes are:


  1. Context for broad, inter-church young adults networks.
  2. Deep, immersive coming of age discipleship/input and worldview/apologetics formation beyond already-resourced churches.
  3. Recruitment ground/training context for Christian leaders.
  4. Evangelism/centre for public Christianity.
  5. Others?


Also CUs might have to make strategic decisions about priorities, including and which of these are most need to be organised to reach the largest number of students possible.


Xian Reflections is written by Mikey Lynch.

Mikey graduated from the University of Tasmania with a Bachelor of Arts in 2002. In 2000 he became one of the founding leaders of Crossroads Presbyterian Church where he was the lead pastor for 7 years from 2003.

Mikey now works as the Campus Director of the University Fellowship of Christians, University of Tasmania, Hobart. Mikey is the chairman of The Vision 100 Network (Tasmania) and a founding director of Geneva Push (national) – both church planting networks. He is also a chaplain at Jane Franklin Hall and the chairman of New Front Door: the Church IT Guild.

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