January 29, 2016

New Year, Same Old You?

By: 
Alex Ly
confession, spiritual disciplines

“I pray, read my Bible, serve, and go to Bible study. So why do I still struggle with sin?”

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IVP Announces Search for New Publisher

January 27, 2016

For Immediate Release

(Madison, WI) ---InterVarsity Christian Fellowship has begun a search for a publisher for InterVarsity Press, a national leader among Christian publishers. Bob Fryling has announced that he will retire as the publisher of InterVarsity Press in June 2016.

Since its inception in 1947, IVP has been a key part of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship’s ministry, annually publishing a wide range of titles designed to equip and encourage people to follow Jesus as Savior and Lord in all of life.  IVP has been recognized by broader audiences for the quality of books it produces. From rigorous academic texts to practical small group discussion guides, incisive cultural analyses to invitations to spiritual formation, IVP titles serve the campus, church, and the world.

Journey into Disability Ministry

Al Hsu
January 20, 2016

InterVarsity is committed to reaching every corner of the campus, so we have focused ministries to particular populations: ethnic specific chapters, International Student Ministry, Athletes InterVarsity, Greek InterVarsity, Arts Ministry and more. But one area that is often overlooked is ministry to students with disabilities. About 11 percent of college students have some type of disability, and it can be difficult for them to plug into Christian community.

January 11, 2016

What Growing Up in Saudi Arabia Taught Me About Muslims

By: 
Paula Frances Price
Loving Muslims

I was in sixth grade and living in Saudi Arabia when terrorists bombed the Al Khobar Tower there. 

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A New Generation of Stories

January 7, 2016

 (Madison, WI) ---Attendees were asked, “What Story Will You Tell?” at Urbana 15, InterVarsity’s triennial student missions conference. And they answered with bold commitments to let God direct their stories.

“At Urbana 15, we challenged this generation to tell the Jesus' story with their lives, and to learn from stories that are different than theirs,” said Urbana director Tom Lin. “I pray that this generation will give their whole hearts to Jesus and surrender their lives for God's global mission.”

Black Campus Ministries Director Named

January 7, 2016

(Madison, WI) --- Charlene Brown has been appointed National Director of Black Campus Ministries for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship.  She will begin her duties in July 2016.

Charlene’s passion is Black student ministry; her involvement began during her freshman year at the University of Virginia.  Charlene believes InterVarsity is well positioned to be an influential part of the Black student experience.   “InterVarsity has an opportunity to shape a generation of Black leaders who are faithful followers of Jesus, agents of change, renewal and reconciliation, and who live a vision of multiethnicity that also proclaims the value of Black lives.”

InterVarsity and #BlackLivesMatter

December 31, 2015

(St. Louis, MO) --- InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA has a 75-year dedication to the gospel, orthodox doctrine, and missions while also sharing the message in a way that resonates with the current student generation. Scripture and the gospel are non-negotiables for us. Some of our chapters have been denied access to campuses because of our dedication to core, orthodox Christian doctrines.

We chose to address #BlackLivesMatter at Urbana 15, InterVarsity’s Student Missions Conference, because it is a language and experience of many college students. Many Black InterVarsity staff and students report that they are physically and emotionally at risk in their communities and on campus. About one-half of those at Urbana 15 are people of color, including more than 1,200 Black participants. InterVarsity chose to participate in this conversation because we believe that Christians have something distinctive to contribute in order to advance the gospel. 

December 31, 2015

After the Angel

By: 
Lisa Rieck
obedience, faith

A prayer for the post-Urbana new year.

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December 23, 2015

Hope for a Broken World

By: 
Timothy Holmes
Jesus, hope, Christmas

People are in distress. 

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