Students

We love students!

Whether you’re a student studying at the University of Gloucestershire or aged between 18-22, we’d love to invite you to be a part of the family here at Trinity! TrinityChelt Students is a lively community of young adults in their university years wanting to know God more and look more like Jesus.

 

We are obviously in a strange time at the moment, but we will continue to gather online and in person (in line with the current restrictions). Our main student gatherings will be on a Thursday evening (Student Night), see below for more info. We will also be meeting on ‘Scattered Sundays’. If you haven’t picked up yet, Trinity are alternating between ‘Gathered Sundays’ (where we have 3 gatherings) and ‘Scattered Sundays’ (where we have 1 gathering at 10am). The vision for ‘Scattered Sundays’ is that we are the church, not the building. During lockdown, we connected with neighbours and friends in ways that we would love to leave space to intentionally continue! So we will be gathering at 6pm on those Sundays to pray and serve our local community here in Cheltenham.

 

Do also check out our social media pages for information which will regularly be updated: @TrinityChelt Students Instagram & Twitter, and as TC Students (username @studentstc) on Facebook. We also have a closed Facebook group attached to our public TC Students page with regular updates that you are so welcome to be a part of.

 

We are so excited to meet you and get to know you!

Student Nights

When: 7:15pm, Thursdays (during term time)

Where: At Trinity Church & on Zoom

What: Starting off with a game or some hypothetical questions, we have a short talk and then we go into small groups where we share and discuss scripture, and spend some time in prayer together. Last term looked at some of the healthy practices that Jesus taught us, because we know that that will grow peace in our lives that can be shared with others!

Sundays

Each Sunday, we gather to pray after the morning gathering (normally around 11:10am). This takes place after the livestream which is at 10am (link for Zoom prayer= https://us02web.zoom.us/j/94044311289).

We alternate between ‘Gathered’ and ‘Scattered’ Sundays:

On ‘Gathered Sundays’, there are two additional gatherings at 4pm and 6pm. Students tend to be a part of the 10am or 6pm. The 6pm has more reflective worship and interactive teaching.

On ‘Scattered Sundays’, we still meet as a student family at 6pm in Trinity Church to pray.

Alpha

Every term we run an Alpha course which is perfect for students! At Alpha you can enjoy a meal, followed by a short talk on big topics and discussion time in groups. Click below for more info and to sign up!

Alpha

Points of Connection

We love small groups here at Trinity, and so each member of the Student community has been put into a small group to ensure that everyone has people intentionally looking out for them and praying for them! We recognise that some students are accessing uni online, or don’t feel able to gather in person (even with the restrictions), and so we still have online groups for you! If you are not in a small group yet, please do let us know either via email (find this below) or DM us on one of our social media pages!
 
We have an incredible team, who would love to meet with you and to pray for and with you, so please do get in touch with us on social media or the details below if you would like an in person or virtual coffee* & chat! 
 

*other beverages are acceptable

Family

We would love for you to get to know some of the incredible family here at Trinity! We want to invite you to be:

  • Linked up with someone who is a little older to read the Bible together (we call this mentoring)
  • Connected to a family to have some food with them.
  • Serving on a team (welcoming, kids, youth, production, worship, transform – the possibilities are huge!)

Socials

Over the last year, we gathered for an Easter egg hunt, water-sports, a formal and a retreat, and we’ll be continuing these this year! Keep in touch on social media/ChurchSuite for details!

Prayer

We believe that our God answers prayer so we regularly will be gathering to pray. Whether it be to walk around the campuses and town, or to meet to pray in one location for something/someone specifically, it is important for us as a community as we want to grow our faith and trust in Him.

TC Students Online