Universities and Colleges Christian Fellowship
Next year in 2010 it is estimated that 50% of 18–21year olds in the
UCCF is a family of students, staff, and supporters. Christian Unions are mission teams operating in universities and colleges, supported by the local church, and resourced by UCCF staff. This family exists to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ in the student world. Christian Unions play a vital role in reaching students with the Gospel and encouraging existing “fresher” Christians into the student world.
Last year saw the start of a literature distribution project called “FREE”. 400,000 copies of Mark’s Gospels were unveiled to be given away to students at events organised by local Christian Unions on campuses throughout the country. A supporting website is designed for student seekers and sceptics who want to explore the message of Jesus with an open and adult mind. The website tackles the big questions of life with “Mark” and his Gospel. Pray that students will be challenged and the seed will land on good ground and produce living faith.
UCCF provides training for student Christian union leaders, and is holding a conference called Forum 09 in August/September in Oswestry. The conference gives students a chance to meet and share with other Christian Union leaders from all over
(Taken from ‘nb magazine’ and UCCF website: www.uccf.org.uk)