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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.

kicking off a new series

hey, we’re getting underway with student soul this sunday night, and it’s a beginning of a 7-week series through the first new testament letter to the corinthian church. this week’s title is “inside-out freedom,” and as we check out a bunch of passages from this NT epistle, the theme of freedom will be hovering close. […]

What does “called, equipped, sent” mean? Part 1

Hello 🙂 So I was chatting to one of our ace students, Maria, and she was like “Can you explain ‘called, equipped, sent’ for me” Which I tried to do, and we both thought doing so here as a blog post would be good also. “Called, equipped, sent” sums up very briefly something of the […]

Dec 2019

Kia ora 🙂 Thanks for stopping by. We are prepping for 2020. Part of that is a makeover of the website, as you no doubt can see. We should be rolling nicely by the end of January. Facebook is a way to see if anything else is going on. If you want to reach out, […]

Pastoral and Administrative Assistant

TIME COMMITMENT Permanent role, from February 2020. Averaging 8 hours per week Flexible as to whether this is worked over the whole year, or February – November. ROLE Collaborative support role alongside Student Soul minister, including offering pastoral care and administrative support Room for creativity, experimentation and adaptation to strengths and passions Specific goals to […]

Lynne + endings

In 2017, we (Tom and Lynne) were appointed to co-lead Student Soul. We have thoroughly enjoyed it. For 2018 and 2019, Tom was an intern, training for ordained ministry in the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand (PCANZ). He graduates from his internship in December, which means he is available for a full-time “call” to a church. As […]

The secret nourishment of sacrificial love

Sermon manuscript So as I was lying on my couch this afternoon, when for just two or three moments I had some peace, I was listening to Leona Lewis and watching out the window. The mist was slowly drifting past the house, there was grey in every direction, and I mused aloud, “I feel that, […]

“C’mon, Let’s Do This” – Transformation in Mark 1:29-45

Transcript We’ve been going through the Gospel of Mark and I’ve been reading chapter 1:29-45. Here’s 3 things you need to know from that passage. Firstly, the deeply transformative work of the kingdom that Jesus is seeking to bring about doesn’t thrive in the hype. In verse 34, “he would not permit the demons to […]

“C’mon, Let’s Do This” – Mark 1:29-45 (video script)

We’ve been going through the Gospel of Mark and I’ve been reading chapter 1:29-45. Here’s 3 things you need to know from that passage.   [See the video here]   Firstly, the deeply transformative work of the kingdom that Jesus is seeking to bring about doesn’t thrive in the hype. In verse 34, “he would […]
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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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