“Training at FOCUS TEAM encouraged me to question my own belief (in a good way!) & equipped me to answer questions from others”
Our Training in Evangelism And Ministry (FOCUS TEAM for short) sessions run on Tuesday afternoons is about training and equipping Christians to serve people with the gospel and God’s word.
In term 1, we spend time as a church thinking through practical ways of living as a Christian. In terms 2 and 3, we run some basic courses that every Christian at university can do with their friends and families. An example of courses run during 2019 Term 3:
Strand 1: 2 Ways To Live
How to share your faith with a simple gospel outline.
Strand 2A: Follow Up
How to disciple and read the Bible with another Christian in a 1-1 context.
Strand 2B: Evangelistic Bible Studies
How to read the Bible with a non-Christian in a 1-1 or group setting.
There are also other occasional courses run in some terms to further sharpen and strengthen those who have completed, and are putting into practice, the basics. In addition to FOCUS TEAM training courses, students are welcome to join a CORE Training course during campus time.
Additional Training in 2019 Term 3:
Strand 3: Life After Uni
How to prepare for the rest of your life as a Christian.
*Recommended if graduating by 2020 Term 2.
Furthermore, apart from these practical hands-on courses, there is a theology hour at FOCUS TEAM every week as well. This is when we delve deep into the Bible and consider matters of Christian theology and how it interacts with ourselves and God’s world.
As Paul says in 1 Timothy 4:8 –for while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come.
So if you would like to know more about FOCUS TEAM, please talk to your staff worker or growth group leader!