Why do we need Young Adult Fellowship?
The period of life that young people spend in university is a very important time of their life. Entering adulthood for the first time, young people find themselves learning to take their stand in the world. They find themselves having to form their identity and find their role in society. It’s a very crucial time, as it will set up whatever will follow. More often than not, it’s the last chance for them to be won over and to give their lives to Christ.
Our vision is to set students on a direction toward a holistic Christian life. To accomplish this, we have designed a three-year cycle curriculum in which we will learn about in our usual fellowship times. The curriculum was made with the hope that it will equip students with knowledge of the basics of the whole counsel of God before they go into the workforce. Other than the main fellowship, we also have other special meetings where we learn about deeper doctrines, analyse pop culture, or even just hang out. In these different meetings, students get to worship together, learn the Word of God, share their joys and struggles, and simply spend life together.
Organic Small Groups
Small group is a means of allowing the congregation to shepherd and disciple one another, within the bounds of pastoral oversee. The passion of IREC Melbourne small group’s discipleship is based on the biblical principle in 2 Timothy 2:1-2.
“You then, my child, be strengthened by the grace that is in Christ Jesus, and what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.” – 2Timothy 2:1-2 –
This is not a reference to evangelism, since these were to the “faithful men,” or people who already believed in Christ. These verses on discipleship offers Paul’s strategy for passing on the faith. Timothy was to teach this same message to others who were capable of passing along that same knowledge. These verses put four generations of discipleship into view: from Paul, to Timothy, to teachers and to others, involving a multi-generational process.
Adopting the above understanding, IREC Melbourne’s small group is a collection of people who realized that the grace of God applies in their lives, and therefore who meet with one another to meditate the Word of God, and share their life-experiences with God, as well as to love, pray and support for one another as they journey through the Christlikeness sanctification process (Ephesians 4:12-13).
If you’re a university student, we invite you to join us weekly at church at 10:30am! Wherever you are in your stage of faith – zealous, struggling, or even doubtful – we would love to see you there.