HOME / WHAT IS FREEDOM
the state of not being imprisoned or
liberty, liberation, release, emancipation,
deliverance, delivery,discharge, extrication,
non-confinement; amnesty, pardoning
Life is full of experiences, adventures, moments and feelings. These are the basic ingredients that make a great story. Every story in life has a purpose and one that resonates for Freedom is the story of Jesus Christ.
Freedom is the Catholic Club on Campus at the Queensland University of Technology - but we go beyond campus life! We are a movement committed to challenging university students to live in the fullness of the Catholic faith by placing a strong emphasis on building them up to be leaders in the renewal of the world.
We do this in three simple steps; firstly we create relationships on campus with the students. This includes catching up for coffee, hanging out and playing sport. We encourage them to having a personal relationship with Jesus through faith studies, faith nights and social events. Secondly, we are committed to discipleship, leading students to grow in holiness and to engage in mission. Discipleship is a time to meet with the student one on one to challenge them in their faith. And thirdly, we believe that every student involved in Freedom can be a leader. So we challenge each student to be evangelistic: to lead their own faith studies and to take initiative in their lives and circle of influence.
Wherever you’ve come from and what ever you do, you have a story and we want to hear your story. University life provides a great space for discovering new friends, a world of independence and ultimately a new realm of learning. Often we are so busy signing on, tuning in and catching up, that we struggle to make time to slow down, unplug and ponder the heavier questions, like what is life? Is God real? What is my purpose?
And because you belong to him, the power of the life-giving Spirit has freed you from the power of sin that leads to death. ROMANS 8:2 (NLT)
What many people don't know is that we are His. How many people do you know are searching for freedom from something in their lives? Too many of our friends, our family members, our workmates are slaves to the things offered by the world, things we are told we need or should be desiring. Is this freedom? Real freedom is found when we realise our purpose in life - as St Catherine of Siena reminds us, "Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire."
Your story matters – give your life purpose and meaning and you will discover true freedom. Let's set our world on fire together!
All that matters is that in any and every way… Christ is being proclaimed! That is what brings me joy. Philippians 1:18 (IBFET)