This is a small family that every CCM member is assigned wherein you will be loved, cared for and nurtured to grow spiritually, a family of students like you, from different countries and different walks of life, they are your Life group. Through life group meetings every Friday evening, over dinner and snacks, games and fun conversations, we bond over our faith in a loving God and father, sharing life’s struggles and fighting our student battles together, basically doing life together.
We (All CCM life groups) meet up every Sunday in St Lucia with our brothers and sisters from our parent church Hope Church Brisbane, here our knowledge and faith in God are sharpened through sharing of the gospel. Testimonies of real-life encounters with God, wonderful worship and praise sessions pull us closer to God, there are revelations, healings, and breakthroughs, It is always a memorable time of fellowship together.
One Tuesday every month all the CCM Life groups across Brisbane meet up at their individual locations for prayers, it’s a special time where we connect to God our father and seek Him out, and as a family we bring before Him our requests, worries and needs in unity as we believe that there is strength in unity. We pray together and for each other, as it strengthens our bond spiritually and physically, it's also a time to uplift one another and invest in each other's spiritual growth.
Once every month, over dinner CCM Life groups study the Bible together, we learn of biblical characters, certain characteristics and attributes of being Christian, and learn more about our father (God). This is also a time of sharing personal struggles for spiritual and emotional support, learning from each other, and encouraging each other to carry on strong till the end of the week/month.
Evangelism and Lunch
On Tuesday and Wednesdays at lunch time CCM members in UQ, GU, and QUT campus walk around campus and preach the gospel in groups, talking to fellow students about God, showing love and lending helping hands through prayers.
Pay It Forward
Once every semester, CCM engages in a “pay it forward” activity, which entails CCM members giving out snacks, beverages, hand written notes, vouchers and gift cards to students on UQ, GU, and QUTcampus.
With one sole aim, to show love, and bless people, but also create a rippling effect with the goal of blessing and putting smiles on the faces of thousands of students through the few that we can reach. As individuals are gifted these items they are encouraged to bless someone else and so it continues.
Thank God for saving me! Praise the Almighty Lord!
I grew up in a Buddhist family but I was exposed to Jesus Christ when I went to a Catholic school in my younger days. In the beginning, I recognised that there was someone called Jesus that died on the cross to sacrifice his life for all. Yet, I chose to be a Buddhist because of my family’s strong Buddhism tradition.
There came a day when I had to leave my comfort zone and pursue my studies in Brisbane. I met people who invited me to Campus Christian Movement (CCM) life group and got a chance to know God again. But at that time, I thought that God was not necessary as long as I am a good person. I also thought that to achieve something, I need only to depend on myself and work hard because God could not help me. So, I stopped joining life group for a while. Though this did not last long as I encountered problems and started to lose direction in life.
So I decided to contact the friend who first brought me to life group and asked if I could join the group again to help ease my mind. Indeed, she replied yes, and in that life group I told her my problems. She prayed for me and encouraged me to pray even though I am not a Christian because God loves everyone. I felt better that night, and from that day onwards, I started to grow in knowing God more and decided to attend life group and church service frequently. At the same time, I prayed and asked God to reveal himself to me and proved to me that his presence is real.
One day, problems came knocking on my door again, and I could not find a solution. Hence, I decided to ask God for help by praying three times in total. Amazingly, God answered all my prayers! Not once, not twice, but thrice! God revealed himself to me and proved to me that he will save me from my sufferings and will always be there to look after me.
After some time, I started to think if I should accept and follow Christ in my life. However, accepting Christ is not an easy decision for me due to the strong Buddhism tradition in my family, and I was expected to live by it. As I was struggling to make this life-changing decision, I prayed and asked God once again to convince me that I should follow him for the rest of my life. Undoubtedly, the prayer got answered yet again! How would I not be impressed? Therefore, I decided that Jesus is that one I would follow, praise and worship and surrender my life to!
This is my story on how I came to accept Christ in my life, and I am glad that I made this decision. I found peace and became more focused on all the things I wanted to do. Thank God for saving me! Praise the Almighty Lord!