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Who we are and what we do

Christian Unions Ireland (CUI) is a family of students, staff and supporters working, praying and growing together to share the gospel of Jesus Christ on Ireland’s campuses. Read more about us here: why we exist, what we’re about, and how you can get involved.

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What do we do?

We support student–led Christian Unions on campuses in Ireland as they share the good news of Jesus Christ with their peers. 

Why do we do it?

We want to see students in Ireland becoming passionate, lifelong followers of Jesus Christ.

How do we do it?

Together, our family of students, staff and supporters invest in flourishing, student–led mission on campus. Each has a unique role to play:

Students

Students are at the heart of CUI. We have around 1000 students in 30 student–led Christian Unions across our island. These missional communities are the best way to give students an opportunity to hear and respond to the gospel of Jesus Christ in their university years. Find out more about CUs.

Staff and Relay

CUI Staff Workers and Relay volunteers are committed to serving and supporting Christian Unions. Currently, we have eight Staff Workers and three Relay volunteers deployed across Ireland, training CU leaders and equipping CUs to reach their campuses within gospel–centred communities. Read more about our team.

Supporters

All over Ireland and far beyond, we have a network of faithful supporters. We welcome the many different contributions of our supporters, whether people are able to make financial gifts, speak as advocates within their churches, volunteer locally with our events; or, of course, uphold us in faithful prayer. Click here to get involved. 

Values

1.  Fuelled by the gospel of grace

We see our mission and all we do as an overflow of joy–filled hearts won by the love of Christ, constantly thrilled with the cross, and compelled to want to make him known

 

2.      Confident in the sufficiency of Scripture 

All we do is shaped by a dynamic engagement with God’s Word, submitting to its authority in all of life, and with deep conviction that this is where Christ is most clearly and desirably seen by Christians and non–Christians

 

3.      Joyfully dependent on God

We choose to enjoy that our loving Father is in control, that apart from Christ we can do nothing and that only his Spirit can produce fruit. We are not ashamed to be completely dependent in prayer, recognising that all glory in anything we do is all his

 

4.      Striving for unity in Christ

We draw Christians from all backgrounds to unite on campus for the sake of urgent mission, being only constrained by the gospel’s demands but showing the generosity on which the gospel insists

 

5.      Generously serving the Church

We are committed to local churches as the place of lifelong mission and discipleship, seeking to nurture and mobilise future leaders for the Church in Ireland and around the world

 

6.      Passionately engaged in God’s world 

We endeavour to glorify God in everything we do as his image–bearers by living holistically in his world, engaging wisely with culture, serving generously on campus, thinking biblically about studies, and developing a Christian mind

 

7.      Investing in dynamic student–leadership 

We equip students to live and speak for Jesus, seeking the good of the campus communities to which they belong, and investing creatively and with transparent integrity in student societies

 

Strategy

1. We form Christian Unions as missional communities at the heart of every campus in Ireland

2. We are flexible, seeking to apply our vision and values creatively in different cultural contexts so that we can best make the gospel of Jesus Christ hearable on every campus, by every student

3. We exist for mission, believing this will best happen and glorify God as we grow as disciples of Jesus Christ with hearts captivated by his love and the glory of his cross, not merely through strategies or techniques

Find out how to invest in CUI today, and give students in Ireland an opportunity to become passionate, lifelong followers of Jesus Christ.