Loving our uni and serving students in the name of Jesus

UCCF Staff Worker

Niv Lobo

Role:  UCCF Staff Worker
Home:  Southampton
Fun Fact:   He likes to sing very loudly.

Niv was convinced as a teenager that God had nothing to offer him, and probably didn’t exist. But while evading work (a special skill), he happened on John’s Gospel, and was bowled over by Jesus. Niv is our UCCF staff worker, who's also involved with both Southampton Solent University and Southampton University Christian Unions. He's here to help us as we reach out to campus.

Doctrinal Basis

We join alongside UCCF and share the same beliefs that are fundamental in Christianity. These are included in the Doctrinal Basis and we ensure that every speaker that comes to the CU believes these fundamental truths. More information on the Doctrinal Basis and why we have it can be found at the UCCF website

UCCF’s Doctrinal Basis is:

The basis of the Fellowship shall be the fundamental truths of Christianity, as revealed in Holy Scripture, including:
1. There is one God in three persons, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.

2. God is sovereign in creation, revelation, redemption and final judgement.

3. The Bible, as originally given, is the inspired and infallible Word of God. It is the supreme authority in all matters of belief and behaviour.

4. Since the fall, the whole of humankind is sinful and guilty, so that everyone is subject to God’s wrath and condemnation.

5. The Lord Jesus Christ, God’s incarnate Son, is fully God; he was born of a virgin; his humanity is real and sinless; he died on the cross, was raised bodily from death and is now reigning over heaven and earth.

6. Sinful human beings are redeemed from the guilt, penalty and power of sin only through the sacrificial death once and for all time of their representative and substitute, Jesus Christ, the only mediator between them and God.

7. Those who believe in Christ are pardoned all their sins and accepted in God’s sight only because of the righteousness of Christ credited to them; this justification is God’s act of undeserved mercy, received solely by trust in him and not by their own efforts.

8. The Holy Spirit alone makes the work of Christ effective to individual sinners, enabling them to turn to God from their sin and to trust in Jesus Christ.

9. The Holy Spirit lives in all those he has regenerated. He makes them increasingly Christlike in character and behaviour and gives them power for their witness in the world.

10. The one holy universal church is the Body of Christ, to which all true believers belong.

11. The Lord Jesus Christ will return in person, to judge everyone, to execute God’s just condemnation on those who have not repented and to receive the redeemed to eternal glory.