InterVarsity Christian Fellowship works with over 33,000 students
on 577 campuses in colleges and universities throughout the
InterVarsity's International Student Ministry (ISM) Purpose Statement:
In response to God's love, grace and truth: the purpose of
InterVarsity's International Student Ministry is to
Establish and advance at colleges and universities international witnessing
communities of international students and faculty who follow
Jesus as Savior and Lord:
Growing in love for God,
God's people of every ethnicity and culture, and
God's purposes in the world.
The world is at our doorstep! A half million of the brightest
international students from 210 countries have come to the United States
to study - most from the 10/40 Window, unreached people groups, restricted
access and closed countries.
The impact of InterVarsity's International Student Ministry is that thousands
of international students are exposed to the Gospel for the first time
International student's lives are being changed as they make life changing
commitments to Jesus Christ.
Hundreds of international students are being trained and are building
solid foundations in their relationship with Jesus Christ.
Returning international students are taking their learning, leadership
experience and commitment to Jesus Christ, and are having an impact for
the Gospel in their home countries in churches, universities, the workplace,
missions and governments.
25% of the world's future leaders are studying here right now, according
to the U.S. State Department.
Partnership in Ministry
We need your partnership in prayer and
involvement. Without prayer, the best laid plans and strategy will come
It is only through the motivation of God's Spirit that churches, InterVarsity
Christian Fellowship staff and students will catch a vision for loving
international students for Christ.
It will only be through the work of God's Spirit that international students
will come to repentance and faith in Christ.
And it will only be through God's indwelling Spirit that international
students will grow in faith and return to their home countries as effective
ambassadors for Christ.