My name is Jess and I'm part of the 'Rooted in Christ' team that focuses on work amongst students here at Saint Johns.
Our name comes from Colossians 2:6-7 where Paul writes: So then,just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.
This is our prayer and desire for all the students that we meet.
In order to live out this passage Rooted in Christ has three areas of focus:
1. Reaching Out
We are convicted of the need to be reaching out to lost people. Having ourselves received Jesus as Lord we wants to see other students embrace Him as their Lord and Saviour as the Gospel is proclaimed. We love to run various evangelistic courses and events, and a weekly café for internationals to give students the opportunity to hear about God͛s grace to us in Jesus.
2. Building Up
We are convinced of the need for the building up of believers. We want to see every student make progress in their spiritual maturity during their time with us. To this end, we meet throughout the week, to study God͛s Word and pray, trusting God that He will transform us more and more into the image of His Son.
3. Sending Out
We are committed to sending out students to live to the glory of God. Whether that is being sent out each week into the university campus to live for Jesus, sent out after uni better equipped to serve in a local church, or sent out on the mission field to proclaim Jesus to those who have never heard. We long that the students will leave wanting to serve the Lord where ever they go, all to the Glory of God.