College & Graduate Students

Flourish in Community

Built into the mission of Advent Houston is our desire to serve the Texas Medical Center, Rice University, and surrounding neighborhoods.

We know that many students come to Houston from other cities and states for their undergraduate or graduate studies, and we want to provide a church home for you for however long you are in Houston. We encourage you to get plugged in to one of our parish groups so that you can begin developing a more intentional community with people from all stages of life in your new city.

Second Sunday Lunches: 
On the second Sunday of each month, Advent Houston hosts a Student Lunch after church. Please join us for food and fellowship, and feel free to invite your friends. These lunches are open to any undergraduate, graduate, or medical student.

See our Events page for more ways to connect. 

Find Us Here

Advent is continually working to establish partnerships with local colleges and ministry groups. 

rice university

If you are a Rice University student, we encourage you to get plugged in to Reformed University Fellowship (RUF) at Rice University. Contact Curtis Shields for more information. We hope you will also join an Advent Houston Parish Group!

Need a ride to church from Rice’s campus? Someone from Advent will pick up Rice students at 9:40 am every Sunday at the Sallyport (Lovett Hall). Email to make sure you’ve got a seat!

TMC Christian fellowship

With the 2021 opening of the University of Houston College of Medicine and Texas A&M’s increasing footprint, Houston now has four medical schools: University of Houston College of Medicine, McGovern Medical School at UT Houston, Baylor College of Medicine, and Texas A&M EnMed Campus. The enrollment of these schools is approximately 2,200 M.D. trainees. When nursing, Physicians Assistants, and other healthcare trainees are considered (including the Texas A&M medical students who complete their clinical training in Houston), there is an immense opportunity for the Church equip and support these trainees so they might know the love of Christ and be equipped in their vocations as healthcare providers.  

Besides offering a church home for these trainees, Advent seeks to minister to these healthcare professionals during one of the most demanding times in their lives through the TMC Christian Fellowship. By establishing a ministry of faithful presence within the medical community, Advent Houston and the TMC Christian Fellowship will encourage healthcare professionals in the integration of their work and faith, cultivate mentorships for trainees to connect with older physicians and nurses who can model and teach how to walk the  medical path faithfully, and create opportunities for medical trainees to connect with one another. 

Additionally, we will organize and host a recurring community lecture series called “Theology, Medicine, and Culture.”