How do we serve the students?
- By offering a community of faith that is relevant and adapted to the specific challenges of student life: pressure of exams, solitude, questions and intellectual issues…
- By giving them the opportunity to grow in their leadership: through moderating Bible studies, get-togethers, worship times, prayer meetings and by encouraging each other to witness.
- By providing a space where “all questions are permitted”: students who are unbelievers, on the road or who are struggling in their faith, find companions to help them in their questioning.
How do we serve the local Church?
- By encouraging the students to participate in their local Church or to join one if they haven’t (yet).
- By contributing to shaping solid leaders, trained in an academic field of course, but also in their character and their knowledge of the Bible; by definition, the students spend a few years at the university (and in the GBU), but will remain and will serve for the long term in their local Church.
- By creating and making available quality resources (created in French or translated and adapted), especially thanks to the IFES network.
How do we serve the university and the whole world?
- By encouraging the students to work seriously at the academic level: by their academic rigour, their integrity and the inspiration that flows from their relationship with the creator God, they are called to make a difference on their campus.
- By training leaders whose lives will make a difference: a student who lives the reality that his campus is his mission field during his studies, will keep that attitude of serving God in relevant ways throughout all his professional career.
- Some examples of former IFES students throughout the world: John Stott, René Padilla, Dr Denis Mukwege...
- Some examples of former GBUC students: Ramez Attallah, Jean-Pierre Adoul, Gaétan Brassard, Jean St-Louis, Romuald Méango...
To these four young men God gave knowledge and understanding of all kinds of literature and learning. And Daniel could understand visions and dreams of all kinds. At the end of the time set by the king to bring them into his service, the chief official presented them to Nebuchadnezzar.The king talked with them, and he found none equal to Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah; so they entered the king’s service.In every matter of wisdom and understanding about which the king questioned them, he found them ten times better than all the magicians and enchanters in his whole kingdom. Daniel 1, 17-20