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Campus Ministries

Dedicated spiritual activities and events throughout the week for all tastes and styles of worship.

Welcome to Campus Ministries

At Newbold, there is time set aside every day for worship, meditation and fellowship with special spiritual emphasis placed on the Sabbath. Sabbath is celebrated from sunset Friday to sunset Saturday, providing a number of different worship opportunities. However, we believe that worship is a way of life, not just a programme of events.

By Jesus’ example we can see that He put time aside each day to commune with His father. He then took that power and used it to bless others. That is what we strive to promote amongst our students and staff. Personal devotion is the responsibility of the individual but we are pleased to have the opportunity to offer a range of programmes where our students and staff can put their faith into action.

There are numerous spiritual activities and events throughout the week for all tastes and styles of worship. There are also many small groups which meet for spiritual nourishment which our Chaplain, Pastor Alastair Agbaje, and his team coordinate on campus.

For more information on Spirituality at Newbold, and how our Campus Ministries teams plans our spiritual activities, see Newbold’s Spiritual Master Plan (2019-2021).

Morning Workout

Monday 07:30am-08:00am, Smith Centre, Salisbury Hall

This is a creative way for students to come together in the morning to pray and exercise. Everyone who participates always leaves feeling a spiritual and physical blessing.

There is a fantastic camaraderie among the students as some are at different levels in fitness and are encouraged by the positive teamwork and truly feel encouraged by the group prayer at the beginning and end of the session, which is focused on the specific needs of participants.

Contact: Alastair – aagbaje@newbold.ac.uk

 

Bible & Pizza

Tuesday 18:00pm-19:00pm, Student Centre, Keough House

Bible & Pizza is a Bible study group in which, as the title indicates, there is always pizza. We try to study the Bible in a creative way and partake in different activities that make our talk about God practical.

Eating Pizza helps create an informal setting, which generates conversation and discussion on Bible topics.

Contact: Alastair – aagbaje@newbold.ac.uk

 

Uplift

Wednesday 08:30am-08:45am, Newbold Church

This is a morning devotion and prayer time to start one day a week feeling rejuvenated and energised with inspiration from the bible.  The devotion is shared by a college student and specific prayer request are prayed for.

Contact: Anton – frans.torstensson@newbold.ac.uk

Chillax and Experience

Thursday 20:30pm-22:00pm, Student Centre, Keough House

One of the longest-running worship services at Newbold, The Experience is all about Jesus and community. We sing. We play. We talk. We pray. We listen. We share. In other words, we try to be as innovative as possible in the way we run our programs.

Our intention? To knock down formalism. Our goal? To bring every student one step closer to God. Having started as a statement against compulsory worship, we try to remain as free as possible in the way we do things. Come and check us out when you have the chance!

Contact: Allan-Naomi – allan.selassa@newbold.ac.uk

London Homeless Ministry

Friday 18:30pm-23:00pm (once per month), Newbold Church Car Park

This is a very practical and community-focused ministry. Once per month, our students and staff travel to central London. They do so to provide food and clothing to those who are homeless in London, and to build relationships with them.

Contact: Alastair – aagbaje@newbold.ac.uk & Anton – frans.torstensson@newbold.ac.uk

london homeless ministry

Vespers

Friday 19:30pm-20:30pm, Newbold Church

Vespers is a programme for anyone willing to experience a deep focus in their relationship with our Lord through prayer, music, reflective sermons and with the opportunity to fellowship with people during a refreshment moment in the cafeteria area. It invites everyone to kick-start Sabbath with God.

Vespers belongs to a variety of programmes that Campus Ministries offers to all the College, Newbold Church and the local community.

It is a great programme to bring your friends and family to so that together we might learn more about God’s love for us. JAM worship immediately follows after program, which is an opportunity bring an instrument or just sing worship and praise songs.

Contact: Ida – ida.hakkarainen@newbold.ac.uk

Student Sabbath School

Saturday, 10:00am-11:00am, Student Centre, Keough House

This is the right place for you to have your Sabbath School class in an informal ambience, with worship and praise, and good discussions led by students. Oh, and we always offer a light breakfast for you to indulge.

Contact: Alastair – aagbaje@newbold.ac.uk

Newbold On The Road

Newbold students travel to a church within the British Union Conference for the day and take the divine service. Typically our students will preach, share testimonies, special musical items and much more during that divine service to provide a taste of Newbold.

This programme presents a tremendous opportunity for students to interact and share with a congregation and build relationships, which creates a link to that church and the College. Newbold on the Road will travel to a church twice a month and encourages as many students as possible to participate from the College.

 

Contact: Alastair – aagbaje@newbold.ac.uk

Prayer Ministry: Operation Moriah

We believe that prayer is an integral part of our spiritual growth.

No prayer is ever unimportant or too small and it’s our privilege as the family of Christ to pray for each other.

Every Monday students and staff receive a mail with the name of five students to pray for throughout the week. So if you have a need, you can submit a prayer at any time by contacting us.

Contact: Alastair – aagbaje@newbold.ac.uk

Sabbath Activities

Church

Newbold Church offers three services, two for families, and one contemporary service.

Newbold Church offers three services, two for families, and one contemporary service. There are also many Sabbath Schools to choose from.

For more information, click here.

Sabbath School

Regular Sabbath School classes are also held at the same time at various locations around the College

Regular Sabbath School classes are also held at the same time at various locations around the College. The Department of Theological Studies runs a Sabbath School class at 10am on a weekly basis throughout the year in the Keough House Student Centre. Please see a church representative on the day or call Newbold Church on 01344 401792 for more information.