Christian Fellowship Weekend Away
In March, nearly 40 collegians relaxed at Lake Macquarie Crusaders Campsite for the New College Christian Fellowship (NCCF) weekend away. Over the course of the weekend students engaged in thinking about “Living for the Future” as they heard Bible talks from New College alumnus Nick Webb and took part in a focused study on the biblical text, 1 Peter. As well as the wonderful talks by Nick and small group discussions on the Bible passage, the weekend’s activities also included personal time for reflection, fun activities and great food.
“I loved being in my discussion group, getting to know those people better and then being able to continue the conversations that were started during free time.”- Eleanor Parker, NCCF member
The speaker, Nick Webb, is a New College alumnus from 2006-08. While living at New, Nick studied Electrical Engineering and Science. He is now in his 3rd year at Moore Theological College.
It was during his time at New College that Nick became a Christian and got involved with the NCCF and Campus Bible Study. His three talks based on passages in 1 Peter looked at what Christians might expect to experience in life now and what they can be certain of for the future.
“Nick gave a series of excellent talks on the book of 1 Peter, which really encouraged me and helped to give perspective about some of the hardships we should expect to receive as Christians and in life generally.”- Eleanor
“For me the important message of the weekend was that, in God’s great love, we have been saved from our sin and the importance of this must completely change our lives and our priorities… This message will help motivate me to humbly serve God and others in my time at college, and remind me of the urgency of sharing the gospel with those I know in light of Jesus’ return”- David Wright
NCCF weekend away was certainly a time of learning, bonding and fun. When collegians weren’t engaged in challenging discussions, they were able to enjoy board games, sport, slacklining, swimming in the lake and playing with the Dean’s four adorable children!
“Doing fresher dances around the campfire, playing mafia and volleyball were also definitely highlights!”- Eleanor