Black Campus Ministries

Maya Williams – Miss Black New Jersey

Gordon Govier
September 24, 2009

Spelman College junior Maya Williams had a busy summer back home in New Jersey. She worked as a sales associate at a fashion store, took a sociology course online, and mentored some junior high school students in a Young Life program. She also competed in the Miss Black USA pageant from July 29th to August 3rd in Washington DC.

Maya is involved with InterVarsity’s Esther Circle chapter at Spelman College in Atlanta. As a freshman she was invited to a Bible study, liked it, and decided to participate further. Now she’s one of the leaders of the chapter.

Spelman College junior Maya Williams had a busy summer back home in New Jersey. She worked as a sales associate at a fashion store, took a sociology course online, and mentored some junior high school students in a Young Life program. She also competed in the Miss Black USA pageant from July 29th to August 3rd in Washington DC.

Developing Cultural Fluency

Gordon Govier
September 8, 2009

Volunteering with other InterVarsity students at the Harbor House ministry in Oakland exposed Wendy Hu-Au to a world much different than the one she experienced growing up in Silicon Valley. Eventually she decided to put her studies on hold at the University of California—Berkeley, join a service and discipleship program called Mission Year, and move to Chicago’s Lawndale Neighborhood for a year.

“Living and working in Lawndale totally changed the way I view God,” she said.

Calling Out Black Leaders

Lucille Badger, Atlanta 08 Conference Director
February 24, 2009

“God did an amazing work in my life at Atlanta, and I know the same is true for most, if not all who were there.”
Alexandria Grant, Swarthmore College

InterVarsity’s Student Leadership Advancement Conference in Atlanta at the end of December was designed to bring a core of black student leaders from various campuses together to challenge them spiritually, to equip them in ministry, and to commission them in the power and might of the Holy Spirit to transform their campuses.

They were challenged as 21st Century leaders to bring change to the world locally and globally.

Celebrating His Dedication

June 18, 2008

The college campus is the focus of InterVarsity’s ministry, and the college campus is where most people meet InterVarsity. But not always.

Some people are introduced to InterVarsity through alumni. That’s how Dana Crenshaw got involved. Fifteen years ago Dana told a local staff leader that he wanted to volunteer with InterVarsity, after meeting InterVarsity alumni at his church.

Dana was a stable, encouraging presence for Christian students on Atlanta area campuses, up until he passed away suddenly on May 17, 2008, his 45th birthday.

InterVarsity alumni – Dr. Mildred Clarke

Gordon Govier
January 11, 2008

New York City’s Brooklyn College (BC) InterVarsity chapter has received Honorable Mention recognition for Outstanding Club/Organization by the BC Division of Student Life and the Office of Student Development. Dr. Mildred Clarke, the chapter adviser, also received Honorable Mention for Adviser of the Year.

“Dr. Clarke has modeled leadership, faithfulness, courage, and compassion for many years in this chapter,” said New York City area director Jason Gaboury, himself a former campus staff member at Brooklyn College.

Going Cross Cultural to Build a Chapter

July 18, 2007

Katie Schneider knew she wanted to go on staff after she graduated from Wooster College in 2005, but it wasn’t until she visited Youngstown State University (YSU) that she became passionate about sharing Jesus with students. Out of 14,000 students, fewer than 30 Christians met on a regular basis, all of whom were white. Her heart was broken for those who were without hope.

When Katie arrived on campus, she was introduced to faculty members who worked with her to establish a multiethnic InterVarsity chapter.

Students Head for Atlanta Between Holidays

December 29, 2005

NEWS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

(Madison, WI) — The focus is on transformation, not transition, as hundreds of college students from across the U.S. gather in Atlanta this week between Christmas and New Year’s Day. The theme of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship’s National Black Collegiate Conference is Identity Theft: Expose, Reclaim, Prevail. It is being held at the Renaissance Atlanta Hotel Downtown.

This is InterVarsity’s fifth National Black Collegiate Conference.

Students Gather in Atlanta to End 2005 With a New Perspective

December 13, 2005

For Immediate Release

At the end of this year, between semesters and between the Christmas and New Year holidays, 550 college students from across the U.S. will meet in Atlanta, intent not on transition but on transformation. The Atlanta 05 gathering is InterVarsity Christian Fellowship’s National Black Collegiate Conference, focusing on black Christian leadership development and authentic reconciliation.

The conference theme, Identity Theft: Expose, Reclaim, Prevail, aims at creating a new identity perspective for black Christians who want to transform their culture.

ATLANTA 05: "Identity Theft" Warning from InterVarsity

September 26, 2005

News Release
For Immediate Release

“Identity Theft” is the theme of Atlanta 05, InterVarsity’s National Black Collegiate Conference, coming to Atlanta, Georgia, December 27-31, 2005. This year’s conference will be held at the Renaissance Atlanta Hotel Downtown.

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