FOCUS stands for "Fellowship of Overseas Christian University Students". We are the international student group which works with Uni Bible Group at the University of Wollongong.

We aim to know Christ better and make him known through the Bible. We do this in simple english so that anyone can come and understand more about Jesus. Those who trust in Jesus as their King and Saviour are saved from God's after-death punishment which all people deserve. That's why we want to tell people about him.

If you’d like to know more about trusting Jesus, or would like to read the Bible with someone, please email us (focus.uow@gmail.com). You can find out more about what Christians believe here. Information about our meetings is below:

FOCUS Main meeting

FOCUS’s main meeting is held every Thursday night during semester from 6:30pm for dinner and from 7:15pm for our Bible talk. The location changes so please look on our Facebook page for those details if you would like to come.

Each week, we hear a bible talk from different parts of the Bible in easy English. The talks help us to understand what the bible says and see why it is still important today. At FOCUS, we love the Bible, and try to let it speak for itself, instead of bringing our own ideas to it. After the talk we have a question and answer time, where we can ask questions about the talk. We also sing and pray together.

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! Anyone can come. If you would like someone to be there to welcome you, please contact us by emailing focus.uow@gmail.com.

All our meetings are free. The yummy dinner we share together costs $2 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. These are in English and some other languages. We read the Bible together 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 focus.uow@gmail.com 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.

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.