Internationals (FOCUS)

FOCUS (Fellowship of Overseas Christian University Students, is the international ministry of Uni Bible Group at the University of Wollongong. We aim to know Christ better and make him known through the Bible.

We do this by explaining the Bible in simple English for non-native speakers so that they may trust Jesus as their King. Those who trust in Jesus as their King and Saviour are saved from God's after-death punishment which all people rightly deserve, and instead live godly lives to God's glory.

If you’d like to know more about trusting Jesus, or would like to read the Bible with someone, please contact us. You can find out more about what Christians believe here.

Main meeting

FOCUS’s main public meeting is held every Thursday night during semester in 24.G01 from 6:30pm for dinner and from 7:15pm for our Bible talk.

Each week, our speakers take us through different parts of the Bible in easy English, helping us to understand it and see why it is still important today. At FOCUS, we love the Bible, and try to let it speak for itself, rather than bringing our own ideas to it, so the Bible talk is the main part of our meeting each week. We also sing and pray together, and after the talk have a question and answer time, where students can ask questions about the talk.

You don’t have to be a member of FOCUS or a Christian to come along – we welcome people from all countries and all backgrounds! You can just turn up, or if you would like someone to be there to welcome you, please contact us.

All our meetings are free. The yummy dinner we share together normally takes a $1/$2 donation from each student. We hope to see you there! 

Bible study groups

As well as our larger main meeting, FOCUS also runs smaller Bible study groups in a range of languages throughout the week. These groups look at the Bible to help us know, love and serve Jesus better.

Easy English Bible Study: If you want to know more, please email focus.uow@gmail.com for more information.

Women's Bible Study: During the week at UOW. If you want to know more, please email Caroline (wairimucchege@gmail.com) for more information.

Chinese Mandarin Bible Study: 7:30-9:00pm at UOW. If you want to know more, please email Matthew (mmeek@uow.edu.au) for more information.

Indonesian Bible Study: Held every second Sunday during semester from 1:00pm-3:00pm. We meet in Building 19 room G020.If you want to know more, please email Matthew (mmeek@uow.edu.au) for more information.

South Asian Bible Study: Held Wednesdays during semester from 6:00pm-9:00pm (includes dinner once a month). We meet offsite. If you want to know more, please email Angelo (sar100@uowmail.edu.au) for more information.

Introduction to Christianity: This course explains what Christians believe and who Jesus is. If you want to know more, please email focus.uow@gmail.com for more information..

FOCUS fun

FOCUS also runs fun activities throughout the year, often with some of our Australian friends from Uni Bible Group. Times change from semester to semester, so please come along to our main meeting on Thursday nights (6:30pm in 24.G01) or to one of our Bible study groups to find out more.

https://www.facebook.com/FOCUSWollongong/

More information about FOCUS

We’re affiliated with AFES, the Australian Fellowship of Evangelical Students as well as the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students (IFES), and function as a club on UOW’s main Wollongong campus. If you want to know more about what we believe at FOCUS, please email us at focus.uow@gmail.com.