"The gospel is only good news if it gets there in time" – Carl F. H. Henry
My day-to-day routine is a bit tricky to pin down as it varies depending on time of year (for example Freshers' Week is obviously really busy and involves lots of special events). Here are some of the things that I get up to:
• Going onto campus, sharing my faith using various evangelism tools, meeting with non-Christians and Christians 1-2-1 and in groups to study the Bible, and helping Christians to be more effective in sharing their faith.
• Preparing for and helping students run a weekly Hub where non-Christians can be loved and accepted, enjoy free food and explore spiritual issues in a safe environment.
• Preparing for and helping students run other regular events where Christians tell their stories (like Porn Again Christian), hot topics discussion groups, Freshers' campaigns, prayer walks, weekends away and of course socials. There’s also an annual conference called Fireseeds for students from around the UK.
• Welcoming overseas students and helping them make friends, through the ministry of the Globe Café
• Engaging students with social action through initiatives such as the Foodbank.
• Helping lead overseas projects to give students experience of cross-cultural evangelism in places with less exposure to the gospel. Newcastle is linked with St. Petersburg in Russia and Lisbon in Portugal.
• Additional responsibilities include weekly team meetings and prayer meetings, training assignments to develop my Biblical knowledge and ministry skills, and some time in the week will be set apart for support maintenance (eg, writing my newsletter and corresponding with supporters).