Philosophy of ministry

Mission

Mission to the university, missionaries to the world:

  1. Empower students to thoughtful, creative, genuine and evangelistic mission to the University of Tasmania.
  2. Identify and cultivate Christian leaders, especially missionaries, church planters and pastors.

 

Vision

  1. We will be a large, diverse, long term and flexible ministry.
  2. We will have a global network of missionaries, pastors, church planters and graduates committed to our ministry.

 

Strategy

We seek to fulfill our mission and vision with a dependence upon God's power, and according to the methods he gives us:

  1. Clear, persuasive Christ-centred proclamation of the Scriptures.
  2. Prayer according to the promises of God.
  3. The godly individual and community life of Christians as example, emobdiment and commendation of our message.
  4. Loving willingness to serve, sacrifice and change for the good of others.

 

Values

1. We are not consumers, we are whole heartedly committed to the mission of the University Fellowship of Christians.

  • Attend all basic meetings of Uni Fellowship unless there is a major reason. Study is not a major reason.
  • Make a decision for your ministry with the Uni Fellowship to take priority among other ministry commitments for the year.

 

2. We are not a church, we are all members of local churches.

  • Become an active member of a church in Hobart.
  • Ask leaders of your local church for opportunity for you to speak about Uni Fellowship at least once a year.
  • Invite other students from your local church to attend Uni Fellowship at least once a year.

 

3. We are not activists, we rest in the grace of God and devote ourselves to prayer and meditating on Scripture.

  • Regularly memorise Scripture.
  • Big slabs of time devoted to prayer in public and private.
  • Plan to read the whole Bible.
  • Pray both for ministry here and overseas.

 

4. We are not a ghetto, we are active members of the social life of UTAS.

  • Persue interest in non Christian culture.
  • Join and participate in student societies.
  • Consider joining the TUU and voting in elections.
  • Read and write for Togatus.
  • Listen to Edge Radio.
  • Join Facebook.

 

5. We are not a parasite, we are dilligent in our studies and involvement in the University community.

  • Hand assignments in on time.
  • Attend classes and meet others in your classes.

 

6. We are not a youth group, we expect mature and loving adult behaviour and responsibility.

  • Keep a diary and take note of all information and commitments relevant to you.
  • Give apologies and renegotiate commitments and deadlines well in advance.
  • Check and promptly reply to emails at least three times a week.
  • Check and promptly reply to text messages.

 

7. We don't want total staff control nor total student freedom, but genuine long-term partnership between staff and students.

  • We want the Uni Fellowship to be able to have the theological depth and long-term strategy that a staff team can give.

  • Along with the genuine ownership and fresh ideas and opportunity of student leadership.