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 musician and you can keep up with his explorations at his website.

Name, Journey, Vision, Calling

In this post, Tom Mepham reflects on his own experience of hitting the limits of personal strength and finding freedom in God through discovering his name, journey, vision, and task. May you too find your identity in God, experience healing and growth on your journey, embrace a big vision of the reign of God, and live out the practical task of prayer and praise.

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The Darkness of Easter

In a time of great uncertainty and loss, it's important to confront the pain and struggle of the world. As we approach the crucifixion of Christ, remember that the darkness is not the end of the story. May you find peace in the midst of the storm.

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becoming fully free

Join us at Student Soul as we explore what it means to be fully free in our personal lives and as a community. Discover how the vision of freedom that God invites us into is both similar and different to the world around us.

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

Student Soul's ethos is summed up in three words: "called, equipped, sent." To be called is to claim your identity as a human with purpose and direction given by the creator. It's an invitation to follow Jesus and live into your true identity, choosing a life of meaning and purpose. The general call of God lies upon all humanity, but as you align yourself toward Christ, you may discover a unique and specific call, leading you deeper into God and yourself. Welcome to the journey!

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The secret nourishment of sacrificial love

In this sermon, Tom Mepham reflects on the story of Ruth in the Bible and how it teaches us to see the world as a place filled with glory and goodness, even in the midst of emptiness and pain. He encourages listeners to give space to their own pain, to focus on giving out to others, and to be open to the future. Mepham suggests that we should be willing to embrace a path of service and faithfulness, and to pursue a path of life and hold on to hope, even in the midst of uncertainty.

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

This sermon from Tom Mepham focuses on three key takeaways from Mark 1:29-45. Firstly, the transformative work of the kingdom does not thrive in hype. Secondly, uncovering this transformation requires focused prayer. Finally, Jesus is a trustworthy leader in this journey of transformation, and we should embrace compassion and generosity towards others. The challenge is to pursue depth, activate prayer, and embrace compassion.

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Authentic, faith-filled, transformed followers of Jesus since 2002

Student Soul is a church for students and young adults in Ōtepoti/Dunedin, New Zealand. We're committed to inviting young people into a life of daring creativity and radical freedom in Jesus.

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