following the way, truth and life of Jesus
Hello, I'm Tom. I have been with Student Soul for 3 years now, working collaboratively in leadership with Lynne Taylor. After a 3-year stint in Papakura, South Auckland, my family and I landed back in Dunedin in 2016, where I spent a couple of years getting my essays graded my the hard task-masters of the theology department. Having recently graduated from KCML, I've now been called full-time into the role of minister of Student Soul.
I've spent most of my adult life involved in music and working with young people, and I expect that will keep on going. The drive behind my work is that I want to see people awakened to the call of Christ and equipped for the resulting adventure. This is what we'll be aiming to do with Student Soul this year. If you're up for it, we'll look forward to hangin' :)
Kia Ora, I'm Tessa. This year will be my first year with Student Soul, in the role of pastoral and administrative assistant. I've spent the past 4 or so years working with young people in various capacities while bouncing between Wellington and Dunedin. I'm a third year Psychology and English student at Otago University so consequently love words and people, spending my time outside of study reading and having brunch dates with friends.
This is going to be an epic year as I am so passionate about seeing people journeying deeply together towards Jesus. I'm so looking forward to going on this adventure and would love for you to join me!
Our mission is to help people realise their true worth in relationship with God.
We are becoming:
Inviting God to transform us (including through our Sunday gatherings); by growing deep relationships with each other (including through small groups); and by creative missional engagement (including experimentation).
In the course of a year, do we see growth in:
(See recent not-yet-integrated updates in this blog post)
Student Soul is a congregation of the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand (PCANZ). We sit formally under the governing authority of the Leith Valley Presbyterian Church Session (eldership) via the Student Soul Oversight Team, who directly provide staff support, an accountability channel, and strategic continuity.
"True Trinitarian orthodoxy ... flourishes more naturally at the boundaries of 'established' forms of Christianity than under its protective guardianship." (Sarah Coakley)
We've inherited our Presbyterian family/tribal identity of Christianity's Reformed tradition, and hold to orthodox Confessions of faith, both ancient and contemporary.
Student Soul is a church for students and young adults in Dunedin, New Zealand. We're committed to inviting young people into a life of daring creativity and radical freedom in Jesus.
Equipping students for life to the full, together, for the sake of the world. Powered by the Spirit of God.
15 St David St (upstairs)
(03) 474 9470