Students

Welcome Students

At York Community Church, students form a valuable and much loved part of the family. Whether you are coming to York to study for the first time, or whether you are returning to the city after a summer break, we believe that God loves you dearly, has good and exciting plans for your time here and you are always welcome to come along and get stuck into life at YCC!
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Get Stuck in:

We really value students as part of our YCC family, and many alumni from the University of York and York St John have chosen to remain in our church when they graduated, enriching the life of the church and becoming involved in leadership. YCC offers you a welcoming, loving community who will support you through your time at university. We are fervent about encouraging, serving and discipling you and giving you opportunities to grow in your gifts! As you get stuck into life at YCC, you are invited to take advantage of the following:

Family Lunch - a free lunch is available every Sunday during term time, as we can arrange for you to share a meal with a household from the church, in line with government guidelines around Covid19.

Mentoring - we offer you the chance to be mentored by members of our congregation, who will be available to meet, chat and pray through anything you might be struggling with or have questions about. As part of this, you are invited to join one of our many evening home groups during the week.

Opportunities to serve - you will be encouraged to become active members of our community and serve in various ministries including: our vibrant worship ministry, children's work, youth work and short-term missions. Many of these ventures are still running, within the current restrictions.

What we're about:

At York Community Church, we are passionate about living out the message and mission of Jesus and of the Bible. We love to bring hope and transformation to those in need around us on the east side of the city, where we have been witnessing since November 1993. We are a real mixed bag of believers, varying in age, social backgrounds and Christian experience. Yet in the midst of our diversity we are united by our love for one another and in our vision:

Together, to know God and make Him known.

As we move forward to fulfil this vision, we remain committed to our values of: faith, love, unity, trust & enjoyment; and also to our mission purpose of ‘making disciple making disciples.’ As part of this, YCC is a registered ‘Christians Against Poverty’ Centre, experienced in meeting the needs of local people who find themselves in all sorts of financial problems. The CAP work and other YCC linked social ministries offer our students practical mission experience beyond the walls of the church. Throughout the ongoing Covid19 pandemic, we have moved many of our ministries online, including Sunday mornings, and have continued to reach out to the local community through our leading of the local Food Bank. You can follow us at 10:30am on Sunday mornings at https://www.youtube.com/c/yorkcommunitychurch

We would love to meet you!

For more information about any of our student work please get in touch with and we would be happy to help you!