Authentic is our student & young adult group at Destiny Church. We want to be real about our faith and live the authentic life that Jesus is calling us to. We are passionate about seeing every student & young adult in Edinburgh fulfil their God-given potential to know Jesus and share Him with others.

Can we send you a welcome pack?

Welcome to Edinburgh, we’re so excited that you’re here and we can’t wait to meet you in person. In the mean time we’d love to say a big hi by sending you a welcome pack for free which includes ‘The Student Alphabet’, a note from Student Pastor Dan, face mask, and more. Email us on and we’ll send it ASAP.

Join our Authentic New Students Facebook group to meet others and keep up to date with what’s happening here for our students.

Our Instagram - @authentic_dest

Our Facebook Page -

Authentic Ambassadors

We have a whole bunch of our current students waiting to chat with you, share their knowledge of Edinburgh and university life, and help you settle in to Edinburgh and church. If we can help you meet some of the current students then let us know by emailing us or DM us on Instagram (@authentic_dest)

Home to Home

Family is so important and we understand that many of you are away from home for the first time. We have families and individuals in our church who would like to meet you, invite you for dinner, and get to know you as you move from home to home. Email us on or join the Authentic New Students Facebook group to get connected.

Calendar of Events

Hangouts - Authentic Hangouts are when we get all our students together to have fun, discuss important topics, and grow in our faith. Hangouts happen every month, we love it, and we can’t wait to include you!

Christmas Hangout, 1st December

Small Groups - Groups of students meeting around the city for fun, encouragement, and spiritual growth. Launching the week beginning 21st September. These happen every week, usually on a Tuesday or Wednesday evening. Email us on or join the Authentic New Students Facebook group to get connected.

Get in touch with us

We can’t wait to see all that God has in store for you this year! We’d love to meet you, so email us using the 'Contact' link on this page, or follow us on:

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Dan Everett

Dan Everett

Authentic Leader