What is PCS?

Some more info about Port Mac Christian Students.

Port Mac Christian Students exists so that everyone who comes to study at Uni in Port Macquarie has a chance to check out Jesus for themselves.

We're a group of Christian friends doing life together at Uni. We aim to support each other through Bible study, prayer, friendship and fun. We have weekly Bible studies on campus and regular meals together as well.

 

Formally; we are part of the AFES (Australian Fellowship of Evangelical Students - check out more here www.afes.org.au) and are connected to CSU, UON and UNSW in Port Macquarie.

 

Aims, Objectives and Affiliation

 

Aims 

a)  To evangelise students by proclaiming the gospel of Jesus; 

b)  To encourage students in growth toward Christian maturity;

c)  To train students in the skills and character to serve Jesus and His people;

d)  To send graduates throughout Australia and the world to serve Christ;

 

Objectives 

a) To stimulate personal faith in and love for the Lord Jesus Christ among individual students through  public Bible teaching, prayer, Bible study, and mutual encouragement; 

b) To encourage the foundation and maintenance of an active witness to Christ on university campuses in Port Macquarie. 

c)  To work in partnership with like minded local churches

 

Affiliation 

a) PCS is affiliated with the Australian Fellowship of Evangelical Students (AFES) and agrees with and agrees to be subject to the Vision, Mission, Statement of Faith & Values, and Doctrinal Basis of AFES.

 AFES Doctrinal Basis:  

1) The divine inspiration and infallibility of Holy Scripture as originally given and its supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct;

2) The unity of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit in the Godhead;

3) The universal sinfulness and guilt of human nature since the fall, rendering man subject to God’s wrath and condemnation;

4) The conception of Jesus Christ by the Holy Spirit and his birth of the virgin  Mary;

5) Redemption from the guilt, penalty and power of sin only through the sacrificial death, as our representative and substitute, of Jesus Christ, the Incarnate Son of God;

6) The bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead;

7) The necessity of the work of the Holy Spirit to make the death of Christ effective in the individual sinner, granting him repentance toward God and faith in Jesus Christ;

8) The indwelling and work of the Holy Spirit in the believer;

9) The expectation of the personal return of the Lord Jesus Christ;

               

b) PCS is non-denominational and (within the boundaries of the Aims, Objectives and Doctrinal Basis outlined above) is not controlled by, nor does it favour, one denomination or church.