Welcome to Christian Union! We’re a student group at the University of Canterbury focused on spreading the good news of Jesus across campus. We aim to strengthen and encourage students as together we think about the Bible and learn more about following Jesus. Whether you’re a life-long Christian, a brand new believer, an interested inquirer, or a committed skeptic, you’re very welcome to join us!

Discovery Groups

Take an hour out of your week to join a Discovery Group on campus - we meet in groups to look at the Bible, pray together, and help each other other think through what it means to live as a Christian today.

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We have Discovery Groups for everyone, from long-time Christians right through to people still investigating what they believe.

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Public Bible Talks

Join us every week on campus for The Bible Talks. We have engaging talks from the Bible, time for discussion, Q & A and some free food. Bring your brain and your friends, and join the conversation. Check back for details on times and locations.
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Life Groups

CU's Life Groups are a highlight of the week for lots of students. Every Wednesday night, we meet to share a meal, discuss the Bible, pray, and hang out together. It's a great way to share life together!
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Meet our student leaders

Christian Union is led by a dedicated, enthusiastic team of student leaders who are passionate about living out their faith, serving their campus, helping other students to grow, and introducing people to Jesus. Get to know some of our student leaders here.

We’d love to meet you!

Whether you’re a lifelong churchgoer or you’ve never set foot inside a church or religious building, you’re very welcome at CU. Come along to any of our events and you can be guaranteed a warm welcome and a chance to ask your questions, share your point of view, and think about who Jesus is and what it means to follow him.

For Christians, CU offers heaps of opportunities to meet other Christians on campus and grow in your relationship with God as we think about the Bible together. For those who aren’t Christians, CU offers a friendly, honest and engaging way for you to discuss the big issues of life and investigate the claims of Jesus for yourself as an adult. It’s also a great place to make new friends and be part of an awesome, growing community. We’d love to meet you, get to know you, and be part of your time at uni.

If you’d like to get involved in CU or you have questions about Christianity, get in touch – we’d love to hear what you think, and to help you consider who Jesus is and what it means to follow him. Come and visit us at one of our upcoming events to start the year – you’re guaranteed a warm welcome. Or take a look around the site and get in touch if you’d like to know more. We’re here to serve you!