Witnessing

The Walls Are Shattered

Abi Christian
July 9, 2010

Six months ago, Felicia, a sophomore at Alvernia University, found herself at a weekend conference, surrounded by InterVarsity students praising God. Though not a Christian, Felicia had recognized God’s presence in the lives of those around her.

Josh's Story

April 28, 2010

During March, ten students from Johnson County Community College (JCCC) in Overland Park, Kansas, gave up their spring break to do a week of evangelism on other nearby campuses. They visited the University of Missouri-Kansas City, Maple Woods Community College, and Penn Valley Community College. The JCCC chapter was planted three semesters ago, and the chapter is committed to InterVarsity’s vision of seeing students and faculty transformed, campuses renewed and world changers developed.

Why Witnessing Communities

September 14, 2009

Elyse, a freshman at Montana State University, gave her life to Jesus before Thanksgiving at an InterVarsity Large Group meeting. Afterwards she began attending a small group Bible study. By February she had learned how to lead a Bible discussion group for non-Christians. And today she is a witness among her classmates of God’s transformative love through Jesus Christ. This academic year she hopes to participate in the missions plans of her local church.

An Urgent Invitation

Katie Montei
June 26, 2009

Belief in Jesus should not be put off until tomorrow. This urgency for belief is the motivation for Can This Wait, a conference that the InterVarsity chapter at the University of California—Los Angeles (UCLA) has hosted for non-Christian students for the past four years.

Every spring InterVarsity students who have relationships with non-Christians are encouraged to invite their friends to Can This Wait. The conference is designed for non-Christian students: Christian students can only come if their non-believing friend comes.

The Power of a Personal Testimony

Beth Seversen
May 22, 2009

God is doing an amazing thing at the University of Rhode Island (URI). Twenty-five students came to faith on March 11, 2009 at a single event—a large group meeting.

The InterVarsity multi-ethnic chapter called Origins is participating in a semester series on the Book of Acts. Students share “How God has Acted in My Life” at chapter meetings.

Defending True Christianity

Jason Toman, Western Michigan University
March 23, 2009

What image does the word “missionary” conjure up for you? Do you think of someone from Great Britain or the U.S. heading to remote islands, central Asia, or African jungles? Let me tell you about Jared, a young student from Kenya coming to study at an American university, a student involved with our International Student Fellowship.

_When he came to Western Michigan University, Jared brought along his relationship with Jesus. Jared and I have recently been talking about him leading evangelistic Bible discussions with his friends.

Evangelism On The Rise

Katie Montei
February 19, 2009

The InterVarsity chapter at New Mexico Tech in Socorro, New Mexico, has been teaching its students to become more active in evangelism. Rod Pauls, the regional director and part-time staff worker at the school has seen the InterVarsity students develop their evangelistic skills over the past couple years.

Because the leadership team has expressed excitement about evangelism the chapter is motivated and has already witnessed the Holy Spirit working through them; they have seen one student become a Christian and have shared the gospel with many of their friends.

A Hurricane of Help

Katie Montei
November 24, 2008

Hurricane Ike was the third most destructive Hurricane to ever hit the United States, ripping through Texas and Florida. Ike tore through the heart of Houston, knocking out the power in entire sections of the city, including the University of Houston. Because of the anticipated destruction, the University had closed its doors on September 11, the Thursday before the hurricane hit, and sent students home. The school didn’t reopen until the following Tuesday – and only then with non-mandatory classes.

God's Pursuit

Katie Montei
December 28, 2007

Francis Thompson writes in his poem, The Hound of Heaven, “Still with unhurrying chase, / And unperturbed pace, / Deliberate speed, majestic instancy, / Came on the following feet, / And a voice about their beat – / ‘Naught shelters thee, who wilt not shelter Me.’” He is rhyming about a God who pursues us relentlessly until we turn around from running and realize that it is he, after all, who we were seeking. It is this very Hound of Heaven that has been persistently chasing Bryton.

Bryton grew up in a family devoted to the Mormon faith.

ESPN Highlights InterVarsity Chapter Leader

October 15, 2007

Last March we were saddened by the untimely death of Jason Ray, a leader of the InterVarsity chapter at the University of North Carolina (UNC). Jason was involved in more activities than the typical student. He was best known on campus as the highly visible and highly energetic UNC mascot, Rameses the Ram.

Jason brought a high level of energy to every aspect of his life, including his faith in God and his passion for UNC athletics.

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