Serving Unreached Campuses Through Church Partnerships

Stacy Gaskin, Regional Director, Florida
April 23, 2014

Working on 32 campuses in Florida, we have seen many students come to faith for the first time, take new risks to join God’s mission on campus, and go on to become significant kingdom influencers after graduation. Seeing students transformed is what we live for.

But there are over 120 campuses in Florida. There are still thousands of students with little or no access to campus ministry or the good news about Jesus in their context. Many of them are commuter campuses, the fastest growing segment of higher education and the most diverse. What about those campuses?

Partners to Reach the Campus

We are aware of the unreached campuses but we do not have enough resources to get to them. So we are developing ways people can partner with us to help us reach those campuses. Partnering with churches is becoming a new model that is starting to bear fruit.

God Is Not Dead on Campus

Gordon Govier
April 21, 2014

The struggle between faith and doubt on college campuses is highlighted in the movie God Is Not Dead, which has been seen by surprisingly large audiences since its release one month ago today. For three weeks in a row, God Is Not Dead ranked in the top five movies, generating a financial return ten times its $4 million production budget.

But does its theme accurately reflect the climate confronted by InterVarsity in its campus ministry? A valid question, since InterVarsity is listed at the end of the movie among the groups which have gone to court to defend religious freedom on campus.

April 20, 2014

Without the Resurrection

By: 
Jen Herrmann
Easter and Jesus' resurrection

A friend of mine once went to an evangelism training seminar for campus ministers where they were asked to share the gospel with each other to practice. 

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April 18, 2014

Why Did Jesus Have to Die?

By: 
Casey Beckley
Good Friday

For many of us, great InterVarsity staff workers are sometimes the closest thing we have to what we might consider modern-day saints. 

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April 17, 2014

Why Do We Do Communion?

By: 
Andrea Lama
Communion and the Last Supper

The sacrament of Communion seems a bit odd from our modern eyes. 

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Celebrating Two Alumni

Alec Hill, President of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA
April 14, 2014

Last month, I had the privilege of interviewing two InterVarsity alumni at a Bay Area event. Both are engaged in very different — but mutually amazing — vocational activities.
 

Jimmy Lin

After being active in our Yale chapter, Jimmy pursued a dual PhD and MD at Johns Hopkins. In his spare time, he co-created the Rare Genomics Institute (RGI), a non-profit that serves victims of diseases so unusual that no research is being done on their behalf.

Post-graduation, he moved to St. Louis where he served on the faculty of Washington University. Last year, he decided to pursue RGI full time.

April 14, 2014

How Journaling Saved My Relationship with God

By: 
Danny Profit Jr.
journaling

I recently hit a major wall in my relationship with God. 

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April 10, 2014

Worshiping God with Every Emotion

By: 
Kathryn Brill
worship

Can we be sad and still worship God? What about angry? Confused? 

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Celebrating Yvonne Woods (1915-2014)

April 9, 2014

Yvonne Woods, the widow of InterVarsity/USA pioneer Stacey Woods, passed away Monday, April 7, 2014. She was 98 years old.

“If you ever met Yvonne, you were touched by her humility, sense of mission, and class,” said InterVarsity president Alec Hill. “Along with her husband, she leaves an incredible legacy of impacting student lives.”

Stacey Woods led both the U.S. and Canadian InterVarsity movements, and then was the first General Secretary of the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students (IFES). For a time he held all three positions simultaneously. Yvonne was his steady companion. In C. Stacey Woods and the Evangelical Rediscovery of the University, Donald MacLeod writes: “Yvonne…provided the domestic security his restless spirit needed. She was a woman of intelligence, charm, energy, and endless faith and confidence in God’s purposes.”

In Business and About God's Purposes

Kathryn Brill
April 8, 2014

Jesus is Lord over every industry and field of study. What does it look like when we commit ourselves to making choices that honor him in the work that we do?

For Will Haughey, an alumnus of Greek InterVarsity at Indiana University, it meant using his business skills to be part of the solution to social problems in Honduras. Will left the investment banking world in 2008 to join his brother Chris in founding a toy company called Tegu. Learn how Will is following Christ in the business world in this video from InterVarsity Staff Conference 2014:

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