The Australian Fellowship of Evangelical Students was very important in my development as a Christian. Through the inspirational leadership of Bruce French, young Christians were encouraged to think deeply about their faith and relate it to their lives.
Despite the fact that some characterise evangelicals as people who constrain thought and expression, this group allowed many of us to explore God and his world.
Last time I checked, AFES is now much more strongly allied to the thought and teaching of Phillip Jensen than I would be comfortable with, so I am not involved with it any more. However, I would like to pay tribute to AFES, Bruce French and the exceptional group of people I shared that time with.