Woodlands is an exciting place to be a student. Our lively student community is made up of people from all sorts of backgrounds, and it’s a welcoming and fun group to share the university journey with.
As a student community our vision is “to be intentional apprentices of Jesus, working out how to actually follow him in every part of our lives”. This means being vulnerable with one another, stepping out in faith and taking risks with God. If that sounds like something you’re up for (or at least intrigued by) come along and find out more.
Alongside regular church events, there are lots of activities and opportunities especially for students. Big churches can be great, but we’ve found church works best when you’re able to connect at a smaller, more intimate level as well. There are different ways to do that, but a few to highlight are…
Welcome Week Burgers (18th-21st Sept)
If you are a student and particularly if you are new to Bristol, we'd love to invite you to our welcome week BBQ where you can grab a FREE lunch, meet other students and connect with some of our student community. Did we mention that there's a free lunch? Like, every day ;)
Find out more on the woodiesstudents instagram & woodiesstudents twitter feeds.
Student Welcome Sundays (with Dinner!)
At the start of term, we’ll be gathering at 6pm in the Crypt before the evening service for a chance to meet and welcome you. This is a chance for anyone who’s new to meet some of the regulars and the student team and to get to know each other a bit at the start of the year. We'd love to help you get settled in to Bristol and get connected with church life. And dinner always helps, right?
Students on Sundays
You'll find students at all of the regular church services each Sunday. That said, many students go to the 7pm, as it's a good place to meet other students. After the 7pm service we gather downstairs in the crypt for some informal time to catch up and hang out together - a great way to connect in with student life at Woodlands.
Student Lunchtime Alpha Course: starts Mon 25th Sept
People come for lots of different reasons and Alpha is ideal for anyone asking questions about faith and interested in exploring ideas. It's also good for new Christians, newcomers to church and those wanting to brush up on the basics. It's totally free and you're not tied to anything.
Lunch is provided and the session consists of a short video followed by discussion. Open to people of all faiths and none. No question is too big or too small. To register for Student Alpha, book in here.
On Tuesday nights we all get together (with students from our Metro campus, too) for food, worship and practical teaching. This is the main hub of our community, and a great way of getting stuck into church. We’ll be meeting at 7.30pm, kicking off on 26th Sept.
Regular Weekly Small Groups
When we're not meeting as a wider community, we meet as small groups in homes, halls, coffee shops etc. It's in these smaller communities that you really get to know people, share life together and begin to work out what it means to be a Christian at university.