Students @ St Ts
A BIT MORE ABOUT US...
We're praying for God to send workers into this harvest field... It could be you!
St Thomas' is a local church, committed to serving the local community. It is right in the centre of York, close to York St John University.
We currently have a small group of students from both universities, and a larger, sociable group of 20s-30s. We are a growing congregation which has seen a significant revival over the last 5 years, and we trust God desires that many more in our area become his followers.
If you are excited to be part of a loving fellowship aiming to see lives transformed by God's power, maybe St Thomas' is the church for you.
WHAT DO WE DO FOR STUDENTS?
As with everyone else in the congregation, we want for our students to grow and flourish in their relationship with God while in York.
Our monthly student gatherings are a chance to build friendships, eat dinner together, and spend time looking at specific issues that we face as Christian students, and the often counter cultural life that we are called to!
We want our students to be well discipled at St Thomas', and so we aim to pair every student up with a mentor during their first year with us. As well as this, we encourage students to get involved in our weekly small groups. We do this to bring the students at the church right in to the heart of the family, rather than exclusively ministering to them separately. Enabling students to grow and mature as followers of Jesus is a high priority for us.
Beyond specific student events, there are many opportunities for students to serve in the life of the church - in children's work, worship, outreach and community involvement. And of course, there's the annual 18-30s weekend away to the beautiful Yorkshire Dales, where we spend time as the younger adults in the congregation having fellowship, praying together, and going deeper into God's word.
Students who have spent time with us have valued the welcome they received and also the fact that they have been given opportunities to participate in the life of the church.
The Student ministry is headed up by Louise. She was a student in York,
so she knows all the joys and challenges that can be involved in student life.
Look out for her at church, she’d love to grab a coffee and get to know you!