The Gospel Beyond University

by EU Graduates Fund

What will it look like for the Christian lawyer to promote the gospel?

Where might this happen? What difficulties might they face? What choices will they make beyond graduation that will impact this? What are their blockages to vocational ministry, or serving the Less Reached and Less Resourced [LRLR]? What opportunities does their vocation open up?

The EU’s 3rd Object ensures that Christians are made aware of the nature, needs, and challenge of Christian service beyond university. This has always included the raising up of men and women to serve in vocational ministry, and more recently has encouraged graduates to consider serving in less reached and less resourced churches, communities, and countries. But Christian service, at its heart, is about proclaiming the gospel of Christ, so the scope of this object goes beyond thinking about just vocational ministry and the LRLR.

The EU Law faculty recently invited a couple of law graduates to share their experiences working in the legal profession and wrestling with these questions. Charis (EU graduate 2016, currently a lawyer with Clayton Utz) shared how simply mentioning going to church during conversations about the weekend normalised the idea of talking about her faith, and eventually her colleagues started asking “what did you learn at church?”

This consistent Christian witness led to an ex-colleague emailing Charis earlier this year, out of the blue, saying: “I remember you’re a Christian—how has your faith been informing you during these COVID times?” She started going along to online church, participating in a Christianity Explored course, and reading the Bible for herself.

Praise God! Please pray that students in the EU would continue to prepare for Christian service beyond university, in whatever context God has planned for them.

Richard Wong
Senior Staff [Law Faculty]


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