Campus Bible Study
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Campus Bible Study (or CBS) was established in 1975 at the University of New South Wales by the then Anglican chaplain Phillip Jensen (now the Anglican Dean of Sydney). CBS celebrated its 40th Anniversary in 2015.
Throughout its history, CBS has been the source of a number of innovative ministries, including the development of the Ministry Training Strategy (MTS) and the creation of Matthias Media. Campus Bible Study has also been influential in encouraging an increasing number of young people from Sydney into full-time Christian Ministry, and has been linked to the growth in enrollments at Moore Theological College through MTS.
While officially linked to the movement of Sydney Anglicans, Campus Bible Study is non-denominational and welcomes everyone to their public meetings. CBS focuses on the Bible and not on a particular denominations beliefs, and on continuing to challenge individuals about the gospel of Jesus.
During a typical week, CBS runs four large Bible-teaching meetings, many small-group Bible studies, and other training in theology and ministry for students. CBS runs three conferences per year, one notable one being Mid-Year Conference (MYC).
CBS officially operates out of UNSW's Anglican Chaplaincy (similarly, there are chaplaincy groups for Muslims, Buddhists, etc.). The current Anglican Chaplain is Carl Matthei.
CBS should not be confused with the Christian Union (CU), which (as of 2006) was a student-run, Student-Guild-affiliated organisation. CBS and the CU work in concert to conduct ministry on campus. Most members of CU are also members of CBS.
CBS is affiliated with the Australian Fellowship of Evangelical Students but is not a member (the AFES group at UNSW is the Christian Union (CU)).