Unexpected beginnings

Friendship, food and a trip to Wellington took Benji’s explorations further than planned. Like many uni students, Benji Barry arrived on campus carrying the assumption that the Bible was simply “a lot of rules.” Last year, his first studying Agribusiness and Food...

Caesar’s faith journey crosses cultural divides

Tian Xia had a plan to leave China to continue his studies. Even in high school he enjoyed learning about Western culture, so he read quite a bit about Roman history. That’s the main reason for his English name – Caesar. “At the time, I said, ‘This guy’s quite cool,’”...

Starting uni well

In 2016, Annelise Chan joined more than 20,000 other Kiwi students in the transition from high school to university. The Auckland native continued to live with her family and attend the church where she grew up, but enrolling at the University of Auckland was still a...

Rongopai’s good news

Matthew Joils is a Fine Arts student at the University of Canterbury who is majoring in film. He’s in his fourth year, and recently served as president of the Christian Union on campus. This year he picked up two copies of Rongopai, the special edition of the gospel...

Bridging culture

  Every Wednesday at 1pm Christians from across Lincoln University gather together to share food, build friendships and hear about Jesus from a visiting speaker. Typically this group consists of Kiwi students fresh out of high school or in the midst of their...