Kickstart - 10 to 12 February 2020
At the beginning of each year (around the second week in February), CU groups across Perth run AFES Kickstart! – a camp for Christian students who will be attending any of the Perth Universities. It has been running for over 20 years and is still the best way to start uni life as a Christian!
Kickstart! is aimed primarily at Christians who are coming to uni for the first time, sort of like an ‘Pre-Orientation Day Orientation’! Uni will throw up lots of challenges but Kickstart is designed to help you think about your time ahead at uni from a Christian perspective so you can hit the ground running. And you’ll love it and meet lots of new friends!
Second, third, and fourth year students are also encouraged to attend and welcome the 1st year students.
Register on the AFES Kickstart website
Guild Fair at Mt Lawley - 25 February 2020
Come and say 'Hi' at the Christian Union stall and find out what's on
Mid Year Conference (MYC) - 13 to 17 July 2020
Mid Year Conference is the one week of the year that you shouldn’t miss! Students from the Christian Unions at every campus in WA get together for a life-changing time of exploring God’s word, singing his praises, and enjoying each other’s company. It's a 5 day camp, held in Perth and we'll be exploring the importance of the Resurrection - not to be missed! See more and register on the AFES Mid Year Conference website here
National Training Event (NTE) - 25 Nov to 9 December 2019 plus 'Plus Trip'
Each year students from all the universities in Perth take part in all or part of the extravaganza that is Plus Trip. It’s an experience not to be missed!
Plus Trip consists of 3 components from 25 November – 14 December*:
1. Mission with a local church in Perth (25-29 November)
The team spends 5 days working with a church in Perth. We help them out in their mission to share the gospel in their community, and get to have a go at doing real, live ministry ourselves - a great experience! Cost $0
2. Sightseeing in Canberra/Sydney (2-4 and 10-14 December)
We fly over and back and include time seeing the sights in Canberra before NTE and then after NTE we travel to Sydney and the Blue Mountains.
3. AFES National Training Event in Canberra (5-9 Dec)
This is a 5 day conference for students from Christian Unions all over Australia. There will be great talks, great music, great Bible studies, and great opportunities to grow in our knowledge and love of Jesus. Check it out here and here more info on AFES #NTE20
*It is possible to come to all or part of Plus Trip but mark your diaries and plan to do the whole thing at least once during uni. Starting in first or second year gives you the opportunity to go again, cos you'll love it!
Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die" John 11:25