Last summer Student Life finished strongly. We doubled the number of student leaders and saw people getting involved and coming to faith. We’ll start next term in the strongest place I can remember.
We have an amazing opportunity to be involved as a society welcoming new students into their accommodation, serving refreshments and introducing Student Life. This gives us the potential to meet up to 3000 students right at the start of their time on campus. Thank you Lord.
Over the last few years since our son Aidan was born, I turned forty and then my dad suddenly died, all in a very short space of time, and I’ve began musing about my vocation and future.
A number of things came together very suddenly and unexpectedly around Easter with the result that I have now become a part time minister of a church in Gateshead.
I will now be working 3 (ish) days a week with the church and 2 (ish) days with Student Life. There’s loads of potential for overlap, and doubtless a few challenges.
My priorities for Student Life will be helping Kimberley as she takes over sole leadership of the staff team, supporting Phil and training Robbie, the other men on the team, and developing ministry with the male students. Very exciting.
Pray for effective prioritising and balancing my different responsibilities on campus and at church.
Thank you again for being in this with me.
Duncan Moore works with Student Life, Agape in Newcastle upon Tyne