A brief history of Credo...
1965: The New South Wales Institute of Technology (NSWIT) inaugurated early
1970's: Evidence of a christian group called 'Christian Union' in existence at NSWIT
1977: This group, now called 'Christian Fellowship' decided between
a number of organisations and affiliated with the Australian Fellowship
of Evangelical Students (AFES)
1977: AFES ask St. Barnabas Broadway to supply 'Christian
Fellowship' with some pastoral assistance: Rosie (Waugh) Pidgeon takes
part-time interest and involvment in the group. (She was also helping
the EU at Sydney Uni). Barneys church have supplied staffworker
assistance ever since.
1988: NSWIT became UTS
1988: A group of students in Christian Fellowship decide to form a seperate group called 'Students for Christ'
1989: Christian Fellowship adopts a consitution still the governing
document of Credo (though with some minor amendments to it along the
1991: Ross Rowe accepted as the first AFES appointed staffworker. He worked on campus for two years about 1 day per week.
Late 1995: Name change from 'Christian Fellowship' to Credo
1997: AFES change it's national conference to the current NTE
format. Credo's first NTE mission was to Liverpool Anglican Church.
There were 14 students in attendance.
1998: Paul Winch appointed first full-time, senior AFES staffworker.
1998: Credo group size reaches three figures.
2000: First Easter time Convention (ETC) held at Grace Lodge, Yarramundi. There were 38 in attendance.
2001: Credo moved it's club registration over from the Students Association to the UTS Union
2003: Credo started OCS - renamed Fellowship of Overseas Christian
Uni Students (FOCUS) in 2005 - to minister to international students at
2008: A new Faculty Network for SubContinentals called SBM recognised as Credo Faculty Network
2012: Credo group size reaches just under 400 in regular small groups.
2012: Christian group at Kuring-gai campus 'Veritas' amalgamates under Credo as a Faculty Network