Welcome to FOCUS
Our group is called FOCUS and we are part of the Monash Christian Union. We are a group for international students who come together around God’s word to make friends and to meet Jesus. To many international students who study at Monash university we are their home away from home. So if you are a seeker who is asking questions about life and God, you will find us as a warm and friendly group of people willing to listen and explain how the Bible answers your questions. If you are a Christian then this is the group where you can find spiritual encouragement and also be trained and equipped for a lifetime of Christian service. Come and join us as you study here in Monash University or just pay us a visit to check us out. We'd love to have your company.
DUE To Government restrictions and efforts to slow down the spread of COVID19 we have moved all our regular meetings to online meetings.
How you can join us in 2020.
First, make sure you have joined our FOCUS group on Facebook. (Apply for membership and we'll approve you.) This way you won't miss a thing, including our short online talks, testimonies, culture spots, and tips for staying well during the isolation. Our first video with Stu and Lucy is up there already, check it out!
Second, join an online triplet with other FOCUS students so there is a small group of you that can encourage one another, read God's word together, and pray for each other. In a time of isolation this is going to be our main way of looking after each other, so don't miss out.
To all our students who may be affected by the Coronavirus, we want you to know that we are thinking of you and praying for you. For safety purposes please observe recommendations suggested by Monash Univeristy. Monash university has a policy for containing the virus please, refer to it here
Our main meeting is on Friday evenings. Here we have dinner together, meet in small groups and listen to a talk from the Bible. Its the perfect way to end a busy week of studying by meeting people and learning from God's word.
We also have many other activities and events. You can be involved in as many or as little as you like. If you are a Christian then we recommend that you take advantage of the ministry training which we provide to equip yourself for a lifetime of ministry. Click below to learn more about this.
We conduct ministry training for evangelism, discipleship and answering questions about God. Listen to Phumie's story.
NTE Conference 2020.
5-9 Dec 2020
Our end of year conference (NTE) for 2020 is coming up very soon. It is a great way to grow deeply in God's word. This year's topic is "Identity". We will be combining with Christian Union and FOCUS groups from all over Australia and overseas in Canberra for this conference..
To register or find out more click here:
Make friends from all over the world. A unique feature of our group is that it is made up of students from many countries. We often socialize together and have fun as we grow together in our walk with Jesus.
At FOCUS seekers are also able to get a clear and uncomplicated explanation of the Christian faith.There is no obligation or pressure to join but seekers are given a chance to make an informed decision.