We’re so excited to be launching a brand new Hub in Portsmouth next week! We are so excited to see what God will do amongst the students of this ever-growing city and caught up with one of the leaders, Andy Haddow, from City Life Church, to hear what he is looking forward to on this Campus Awakening journey…
“We’re so excited to be pioneering Campus Awakening down here on the South Coast. I arrived in Portsmouth 5 years ago, working for a great church and excited to see what God was going to do in the city. As my role re-focussed on students I remember thinking back to my time at university. Remembering all God did in me, the ways I was challenged, shaped and moulded. The ways we saw students released in mission and discipled in local churches. The ways we saw the power of God really impact my university campus. I remember it being a time when I began to learn who I was and what I’d been placed on the earth for.
For many people university is that forming season. Where we leave behind the old and step into something new, new course, new city and new friends. I believe it’s an amazing time to allow God to awaken something deep within us, to begin to form in us this new identity that He has purchased for us. Campus Awakening is based on the foundation that we are a new creation in Christ called to be an ambassador, a representative of Him to our campus. Helping students to understand the authority, strength and purpose they have in Jesus and through this empowering them to speak and live out their faith.
Portsmouth is a port city on the south coast with a growing student population. We have great seafront, bustling city centre, lots of great churches and a big mission field amongst the university students. We have 22,000 students currently studying in Portsmouth 25% of which are international students. We have the incredible opportunity to see the power of God set a fire for mission and true identity in the heart of students that can take the gospel to the world.
We would love it if you could pray that this year as we see the launch of the Campus Awakening Hub night that we see students encouraged and inspired in who they are and empowered to make a difference on campus.”
Campus Awakening Hub Launch – Saturday 18th November, 7:30pm at John Pounds Cafe, Queens Street.