Author: Tom Mepham

Tom Mepham is the full-time minister of Student Soul. He received his Diploma in Ministry from the Knox Centre of Ministry and Leadership in December 2019, prior to which he graduated with a Bachelor of Theology from Otago University in 2017. He is a member of the Southern Presbytery, part of the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand. Tom is also a writing and performing member of Black Boy Peaches, an alternative/contemporary pop rock act, based in Dunedin NZ.

light & life…

We are forming a community of light and life in the heart of student culture. But what is such a community like? We are… We are mobile, like the wind. We know how to sing. To sing is the birth-right of the free. We’re a river community, past, present, and future in continuity, but always […]

sleep

Read (or listen to) 1 Kings 3:5-12 5 At Gibeon the Lord appeared to Solomon in a dream by night; and God said, “Ask what I should give you.” 6 And Solomon said, “You have shown great and steadfast love to your servant my father David, because he walked before you in faithfulness, in righteousness, and in […]

preparing to listen for a fresh word from God

Read (or listen to) Romans 8:26-39 26 Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but that very Spirit intercedes with sighs too deep for words. 27 And God, who searches the heart, knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for […]

The Open Life

Three nights ago, I led our first Student Soul service at Oaken Cafe on the theme of “the open life.” I didn’t call it that, because as is often the case, I didn’t realise that was the theme until afterwards. I also didn’t make clear the main point that I had hoped to present. So […]

Semester 2 is underway

We are kicking things back off. Aaaand… really looking forward to being in a brand new venue, our local favorite Oaken. We’d love to see you there! Bring a friend, and check out our Facebook event page.

What do I see? A Vision

What do you see when you imagine all that the church could be? I was told, "Write down your vision! Tell people what you see!" So one day in November last year, I sat down and had a go.

The Reshaping

Hey there. This is a post thinking out-loud about the future, where we’re headed and how God is calling us to BE as we move forward into it. A good way to begin that forward-leaning process is by starting with where we are now. OUR MOMENT For God’s people around the world, this is the […]

Name, Journey, Vision, Calling

I’ve been thinking about the limits of personal strength. Sometimes it’s crisis that accelerates growth and transformation. One truth about me and I suspect its similar for you, is that I learned from a very early age to trust my own capability, my ideas, my relationships, my stubbornness, my ability to learn… to get me […]

Shaping world-changers since 2002

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.

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15 St David St (upstairs)
North Dunedin
Dunedin 9016
New Zealand

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