Wollongong Uni Bible Group
Why gather together for MTS Recruit?
People who are looking to serve the Lord Jesus in vocational ministry, especially for the long term, need to talk through lots of ministry issues with others who are like-minded. We learn much from others' character, priorities, decisions, questions & prayers.
One of the best ways for this to happen is to gather together physically – preferably away from home, free from other distractions. If COVID restrictions keep us at home, it'll be extra important for us to not be swept up in normal life, but instead set aside the long weekend for this shaping of our minds, hearts and lives together under God's Word.
We don't know what the COVID situation will be come Oct 1. The benefits enabled by a residential conference make it worth at least aiming for. But we're aware that other options are likely necessary, so we're planning those too.
Whether we end up staying on the South Coast, gathering each day in Wollongong, or sharing the experience online from our individual homes – we'll hear together the gospel's call on our lives, and have opportunity to help one another respond appropriately, whatever stage we're at in our ministry thinking and decisions. We encourage you to commit now to this joyful work, whatever shape it takes!
To do so, fill in this form that aims at a South Coast residential MTS Recruit. As logistics change, we'll need to be in touch with info, requests, etc. To help us serve you as we plan the weekend, please make sure you're part of this group and have notifications turned to "all".
MTS Recruit Registration
You don't need to register with MTS centrally. Since we are a Private Host, you only have to worry about registering & paying with us. We'll do all the liaising with MTS.
Uni Bible Group (formerly the Evangelical Christian Union) is an interdenominational Christian group at the University of Wollongong. We’re affiliated with AFES, the Australian Fellowship of Evangelical Students and function as a club on UOW’s main Wollongong campus. We aim to know Christ better and make him known through the Bible.
All students are welcome to our public meetings, where we teach through the Bible systematically. Uni Bible Group members are united in our high regard for the scriptures, and so all our activities, whether regular prayer meetings, Faculty-grouped Bible studies, or regular camps and conferences, are centred on the Bible. However, everyone is welcome to come along to our meetings – you don’t have to be a member or a Christian – we’d love to see you there!
Uni Bible Group runs alongsideFOCUS (Fellowship of Overseas Christian University Students), another UOW Christian group especially for international students.
Our vision statement is ‘To proclaim Jesus Christ at University to present everyone mature in him’ (see Colossians 1:28). From this we have several aims:
- To present UOW students with the Christian gospel and encourage them to a personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.
- To strengthen Christians in their faith and witness, and to encourage them to continually submit every aspect of their lives to the Lordship of Jesus Christ.
- To ensure that Christians in the University are made aware of the nature, needs and challenge of Christian service at home and abroad.