Who We Are
FOCUS stands for the Fellowship of Overseas Christian University Students. FOCUS International Church (FIC) is a part of the international student ministry of Campus Bible Study. We have 4 other sister-congregations for every major language group in our midst: Unichurch, Indonesian, Mandarin and Cantonese.
“Proclaiming the Crucified Christ as Lord of all, we evangelise, teach and train university students, sending them to serve the Lord in Australia and the world,
all to the glory of God.”
It began over 30 years ago when a small group of overseas and Australian university students gathered together to study the Bible on the campus of the University of New South Wales (UNSW). Today there are FOCUS groups across many Australian campuses, and at UNSW (under God’s kindness) we now have Bible fellowships and Church meetings for every major language group in our midst: Indonesian, Cantonese, Mandarin and English. You may want to check out our different-language sister churches.
Over the years, hundreds of lives have been changed & transformed by the simple belief that God changes ordinary people through His Word, by His Spirit. Our students are mainly from Singapore, Malaysia & Hong Kong.
In FOCUS International Church, our meetings are carried out in English and we meet for church on Sunday and in small groups (called “Growth Groups”) on Fridays.
As a university student church, we know that we are building lives for the future. We pray that we would build our students to be gospel-centered, Christ-trusting, Word-based & committed to prayerfully building our lives around God’s grand plan, the gospel being preached to all nations, tribes & tongues.
You’re very welcome to join us for our meetings, anyone and everyone is welcome – if you are looking for a church, we’d love for you to join our family!
What to expect in a year:
We study through books of the Bible together, seeking to understand God’s words as he reveals it to us.
Apart from church on Sunday mornings, we also meet in smaller Bible study groups to study the Bible in more depth, and to have closer fellowship with each other.
We also offer Training Courses like “Share Your Faith” for students who’d like to learn practical skills to minister to those around them.
On top of church and Bible studies, we usually meet for other activities as well such as sports, dinners and outings.
Throughout the year, we also attend various conferences and church camps together, where we spend time away from uni work and study the Bible. These are the highlights of our year & not to be missed!