At Moorlands we believe that your time at University is a crucial time to grow as a Christian by playing an active part in the mission of a local church. We want to do all we can to help you make the most of this opportunity and to make sure you are strengthened in faith, stretched, trained and equipped through God’s word for a lifetime of serving Jesus in Lancaster and beyond.
Our priorities as a community of Christian people are evangelism, Bible teaching and training. There is a wide range of people who make up Moorlands, but we do aim to make it a great church family for students who want to be taught, stretched and trained during their time in Lancaster and who want to play an active part in Christ’s work.
The best thing you can do is join us on a Sunday. We meet at 9.30am & 11.15am every Sunday morning at Ripley Sixth Form Academy (10.30am during the school holidays). Most of our students join us at the later meeting. And at 6pm on Sundays during term time we have Real Food for students.
Real Food - Sundays at 6pm
This is a key part of student life and one of the main ways we help you love and serve Jesus more. On Sunday nights during term time we meet at 6pm at Ripley Sixth Form Academy. We start with a short talk on an area of Christian life, we eat dinner, and then we split into small groups to study the Bible. In 2017/18, 1st and 2nd year students are studying the Gospel of Mark, and 3rd years a Bible Overview.
We offer every first year student the opportunity to meet up with an older Christian to read the Bible one-to-one. It's a great way to be encouraged as a student, get to grips with different parts of the Bible, and also to get to know an older Christian in our church family.
Campus Bible Talks
Talks from the Bible on Lancaster campus for undergraduate and postgraduate students. This year all the talks are from Mark's gospel under the theme of 'Identity'. Please visit the Facebook page for more information.
Midweek at Moorlands
A monthly event in town for students to bring along friends to. It's a relaxed evening where we eat a meal around tables and then spend 15 minutes or so hearing a part of the Bible explained.
MYC is our annual four-day student conference in Cumbria. We get stuck into a big Bible doctrine together and have loads of fun. Over the years topics covered include the resurrection, relationships, ministry, the Holy Spirit, and others. You can find them on our audio page. The date for the next conference is 10-13 January 2018.
A Saturday away at the start of first and third term. We spend time getting to know Jesus better from a particular passage, and also discussing how we can make him known on the two campuses. Our next Weekender is on Saturday 30 September 2017.
A one-day conference for students in the North of England who are considering how they can best serve Christ when they graduate from university. In partnership with '9:38' and 'The North West Partnership.' This year Spur is on Saturday 11 November 2017.
Gareth and Charlotte are our full-time Student Workers. Please contact them if you're coming to study in Lancaster, or would like to ask any other questions.