The primary need of non-Christian post-grads is to find
Christ. They form a community which is most easily reached by
their fellow post-grads.
The post-grad community has a large percentage of international
students. Ideally, ministry to the post-grad community should
While many Christian post-grads from the UK find it easy to
integrate into local churches, many Christian international
post-grads do not.
Post-grads are enrolled in a much wider variety of degree
programs -- from 1 year MPhils to 3 year PhD courses -- than is typical
Whereas undergraduates are only around during term time,
post-grads are often around outside of term time.
Christian post-grads have a need to learn how to integrate
their faith with their learning. To do this, they need to
interact with other Christians in their discipline, who most
likely will be in other parts of the country.
Visiting scholars and postdoctoral students can be naturally
reached by post-grads.
Faculty involvement in post-grad ministry can be very helpful.
A wide variety of models, with initiatives coming from undergrad
CU's and/or local churches, acting together will be needed to reach
the post-grad population in the UK