All our upcoming activities are shared on this page.
Welcome to the webpage of Ichtus Leuven. We’re very glad you found your way up here. This year is the fifth year we have a specific focus on you, foreign friend. We experience the presence of international students as very valuable, and that’s why through our activities we want to offer a way to let the foreign student integrate in our group.
Activities and venues
Ichtus Leuven presents: The Genesis – Starting activity. Coming wednesday, the 27th of september is our first activity of the schoolyear. We’ll meet up around 18:30h at Leo XIII (entrance at Tiensestraat 112). We’ll start with eating together, sandwiches and drinks will be provided. Then we’ll go into the city for a fun game together. We’ll also explain some things about Ichtus on this first evening. After the activities, you can join us as we go to Downtown Jack for a drink.
The past academic year!
Ichtus Leuven has done a lot of things last year, together with its international students. We had a lot of fun activities together. We also went out on the streets around Christmas to do some caroling. We had a great time sharing the good news about Jesus’s coming with the Leuven passerby’s. Several Ichtians joined CityLife on a weekly basis. Our main event, however, was our Mission week, during which we evangelised through different activities throughout the week.
Last year’s theme was ‘Everything is relation’. This year’s theme will be ‘Your(e) right!‘. We’ll work with different topics, such as justice, stand up for the weak and the widows, what are rights, politics, using our voice, etc.
Ichtus is a Greek acronym for ‘Jesus Christ, God’s Son, Savior‘ and is thereby a good name for this Christian Student Union. As a student group we have one goal: connecting Christian students in Leuven in order to bring them closer to God. By organizing communal activities, small group evenings and evangelisation actions, we as a unity want to grow in Christ and reach out to the world. More information on these activities can be found in our agenda.
Every week there is at least one activity. These activities are organized by the Ichtus Leuven executive board, which includes Manasse as president, Seth as small group coordinator, Jessica as treasurer and she takes care of the new members, Lotte for prayer, Michaja takes care of evangelization, and Levi takes care of the fun and events.. Esther and Manasse also provide for pastoral care. All activities are organized in close involvement with the members of Ichtus Leuven. All evangelisation actions are carried out by this amazing group of people. Together we’re Ichtus, together we’re strong and by His grace together we can accomplish great things.
Usually Wednesday evening is considered Ichtus evening. Every two weeks we come together as a whole group for a communal evening, on which we do some worship, prayer and some other activities. This includes lectures, games, workshops, debates etc. The usual venue is Leo XIII (Andreas Vesaliusstraat 2), but sometimes university buildings are used. Always check out date and venue on this page or on the agenda.
Every other Wednesday evening we come together in small groups. We come together, cook together, eat together, have fellowship, do some Bible study and prayer… all this in certain groups of appr. 10 people. Ichtus Leuven now has eight small groups, of which Small Group I(nternational) is English spoken. Do you want to join the international small group? Mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org, so we can contact you. All members of the executive board and the small group leaders present themselves under ‘Ichtus Leuven -> Wie is wie?‘ (no English translation provided).
If you are a new student arriving in Leuven: just come around, we might be able to help you find your way around. In the meantime you can find all the practical stuff you need on this site. If you happen to be a international student in another city in Belgium, please check out our links links page to find information on the other Ichtus groups. If you have any other question about Ichtus, please do not hesitate to email us. Also check out our Facebook page to find very up to date information. We hope to see you soon! Have a blessed day!