April 10, 2014

Worshiping God with Every Emotion

Kathryn Brill

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


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:

April 08, 2014

Becoming Generous People

Paula Frances Price

It’s funny to me how Jesus can get to the heart of our true sin issues with just a couple of words.

April 04, 2014

How the Church Helps Me Flourish

Laura Abrams
The Church

Throughout the past 25 years, God has placed me in four distinct churches that have differed in denomination, race, socioeconomic makeup, and language. 


Casting a Wide Net

Gordon Govier
April 3, 2014

The beginning of this year’s indoor track season brought an expansive opportunity for ministry to Mickey Miela, a Campus Staff Member of the new Athletes InterVarsity ministry. Working part-time as an assistant track coach at Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts, Mickey was able to make contact with athletes at over a dozen other schools, all attending a non-conference track meet at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston.

April 01, 2014

Praying Audacious Prayers

Lisa Rieck

I’m trying to pray audacious prayers.


Building a Strong Faith in College

Amy Hauptman
April 1, 2014


“I know why you’re here,” Keith’s friend said. “It’s because you’re a Christian and you want to show other people love as Jesus did.”

Keith was speechless. Earlier, he had had an overwhelming sense that he needed to visit one of his friends. To share his faith.

“I wasn’t sure what I was thinking, but I had this feeling that I needed to visit her. And that was a starting point in our friendship to talk about Jesus,” said Keith.

For fifteen minutes Keith and his friend talked about faith. His friend shared that she had grown up in a Buddhist family, spent some time in a Christian church, but now described herself as a "lost sheep.” Keith shared that the point of believing in Jesus Christ is not what we can do to get to God, but what God has already done to show his love to us.

InterVarsity Creates New Leadership Position

March 26, 2014

News Release

For Immediate Release

(Madison, WI) – InterVarsity Christian Fellowship has appointed Kim Porter to the newly created position of Vice President: Director of Learning and Talent. The new position highlights InterVarsity’s commitment to expanding and fine tuning our ministry to college students and faculty.

“I am very excited about Kim’s appointment,” said InterVarsity president Alec Hill. “She brings experience, passion, and wisdom to a critical area. Our mission can’t move forward unless our people are developed.”

Since joining InterVarsity staff in 1991, Kim has continually sought to cultivate leadership: from a chapter planter developing a core of missional students to Northwest Regional Director growing a dynamic multiethnic team. The last two years, in her role as Director of Staff Director Training, she focused exclusively on the development of leaders and facilitating an environment for learning.

March 25, 2014

Who Else But Jesus?

Christopher K. Lee
Jesus, the Bread of Life

Jesus had become somewhat of a local celebrity, according to John 6

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