We love having students as part of our church family at Chalmers. Whether you're already a Christian or you're just looking in, you're very welcome at Chalmers. There's lots going on for students. Take a look at what we've got going on below.
Student lunch happens most Sundays after the 11.30am service. We get together for lots of food, meeting other students, chatting about life and about the sermon. As well as this there is a talk that covers a biblical topic with time for discussion and questions.
Around once a month, instead of Student lunch, there's the opportunity to go to the home of someone in the church for Sunday lunch.
Katie Howard, Chemistry Student
"Student lunch was a great way for me to get to know the students at Chalmers, especially when I was new. There’s always a great lunch with amazing home-baking, and a short talk on a topic which is relevant for students. It really helped me to feel settled in the church family."
Focus is our undergraduate student small group that meets on Tuesdays at 6:45pm in the church. Alongside Sunday services, Focus is at the heart of what being an undergraduate student at Chalmers Church is all about. It is a great way to get to know Jesus better, benefit from the experience of other Christians, pray for one another and encourage one another, all the while building deep and lasting friendships! We eat together at 6:45pm and then we break up into small groups to read the Bible, discuss and pray together. The evening finishes at around 9pm.
Every fourth week Focus meets with the rest of the church for Chalmers Prayer Meeting with a meal at 6:45pm and prayer from 7:30pm.
On Tuesday 12th November, Focus will meet in St Columba's Church Halls. From 19th November for 4 weeks, Focus will join other small groups in the church for One Step Forward.
Gerald Mok, Veterinary Student
"Going to Chalmers has been incredibly fruitful in my walk with God throughout my life in university. Having fellow brother and sisters who I can comfortably share my questions and struggles with was invaluable in strengthening my faith. The student Bible study (FOCUS) places much emphasis on understanding the word of God and building fellowship, not only between students but with students and the main church as well."
The Student Weekend Away is held in February in lovely, sunny Arbroath and is packed with amazing food and banter as well as lots of really helpful teaching, discussion sessions and seminars! A great opportunity to solidify friendships, make new friends and together grow in knowledge and love of Jesus and the gospel.
Chris Turner, History Student
"The student weekend away is a fantastic opportunity for spiritual growth as a student within the church family. It's great to be able to gather everyone together for a weekend and get stuck into the bible together! It's also the perfect opportunity to take a break from essays and looming exam prep."
For more information about what we have going on for students at Chalmers, contact Davi de Paula
, our student worker.