Ministering to students face-to-face, Christian Union Staff Workers (CUSWs) have unique opportunities for advancing the gospel in Britain, working alongside CUs to make them as effective as they can be in their mission to the university. Day-to-day, CUSWs train and mentor leaders in evangelism; work alongside CU members in reaching their friends; and help students to understand the Bible so as to live as disciples of Christ in what can be a challenging environment.
People who have a heart to see students come to faith in Christ and a passion to help students live and speak for Jesus. The strengths each CUSW brings to the role can vary, but at the heart of the work are skills to help students think and live biblically, and the ability to disciple, motivate and influence students to share the gospel. You will also need to be a graduate, familiar with the culture of University life in order to reach non-Christian students and be willing to raise financial support towards your employment costs.
To equip CUSWs for this strategic ministry, staff follow a four-year training curriculum in theology, biblical studies, mission, apologetics, church history and ministry skills, which both enables staff in their ministry day-to-day and prepares them for future ministry, whether cross-cultural mission, church ministry or serving in the workplace. They are also supported and cared for by a Team Leader, and equipped through their regional team, meeting regularly with them for study, prayer and fellowship.
By the end of their time on staff with UCCF, CUSWs will have spoken to numerous non-Christian students about the gospel; undertaken cross-cultural evangelism by engaging with students of different faiths or international students; trained Christian students to study the Bible; mentored young leaders; taken students on overseas mission; been trained and equipped in ministry skills to a high level; grown in their love of Jesus Christ; made life-long friendships; and been inspired by the way God is working in the students in this country.
CUSW applications for August 2022 start are currently closed. Round 2 of applications will open towards the end of 2021.
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