Ministry Impact

In 2017–2018

Our purpose, in response to God’s love, grace, and truth, is to establish and advance at colleges and universities

witnessing communities

4,199 students made decisions to follow Jesus,
up 93 percent from 10 years ago.

9,636 InterVarsity students were trained to share their faith and invite others to follow Jesus.

58,811 seekers participated in evangelistic events.

89,426 students were followed up with after New Student Outreach.

of students and faculty

30,358 undergraduate students were involved with an InterVarsity chapter.

4,392 graduate students were integrating faith, learning, and practice.

1,992 faculty were encouraged and equipped.

who follow Jesus as Savior and Lord

12,038 InterVarsity students were involved in regular corporate prayer, up 13 percent from 10 years ago.

7,016 InterVarsity student leaders were developed through training events around the country.

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growing in love for God, God’s Word

1,967 students attended 987 investigative Bible studies held during 2017–2018.

16,327 students attended weekly InterVarsity large group gatherings on campus.

25,035 students met in InterVarsity small groups to study Scripture together.

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God’s people of every ethnicity and culture

52 percent of InterVarsity participants are ethnic minorities or international students.

4,022 international students are regularly involved in both undergraduate and graduate fellowships, including 72 fellowships specifically for international students.

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Asian American students grew as Christ-followers in Asian American Ministries and general chapters.


Black students renewed the campus and became leaders in our Black Campus Ministries and general chapters.


Latino students were discipled as world changers in Latino Fellowship (LaFe) and general chapters.


Native students learned how to follow Jesus without walking away from their culture in Native InterVarsity and general chapters.


International students from around the world learned about Jesus through International Student Ministry undergraduate and graduate chapters.


Students in fraternities and sororities connected with Christ in Greek chapters.


Athletes were transformed as teammates and competitors in Athletes InterVarsity chapters.


Artists pursued serious art and faith in Arts Ministry chapters.


Nursing students integrated faith and medical care in Nurses Christian Fellowship.


Students and faculty in medical, dental, and pharmaceutical schools were involved in Healthcare Ministry.


Women in higher education and the professions were equipped to flourish through The Well.


Aspiring scholars and young professors engaged the topics of faith and academia as members of the Emerging Scholars Network.


Black graduate students sought renewal in their academic pursuit and work lives through Black Scholars and Professionals.


MBA Students learned how to use their influence as kingdom-minded leaders in MBA Ministry.


Law students and professionals prepared spiritually and intellectually for the demands of the legal profession in Law School Ministry.

and God’s purposes in the world

1,899 students were involved in one of our 91 cross-cultural training missions in 2017–2018.


What is Urbana?

Urbana is InterVarsity’s triennial student missions conference, where thousands have learned about the Church’s global mission.

Approximately 250 missions agencies and seminaries exhibit at Urbana, equipping students and sharing potential missions opportunities.

Since the first conference in 1946, nearly 288,000 participants have been challenged to enter into God’s global mission.

At Urbana 18

10,000 students explored missions opportunities, with 6,489 making commitments to global or cross-cultural missions.

Participants gave over $500,000 to organizations walking alongside marginalized and persecuted communities.

Learn more about Urbana

Global Programs engage InterVarsity students in cross-cultural missions through partnerships with International Fellowship of Evangelical Students (IFES) movements and other ministries around the world.

In summer 2018, 213 InterVarsity students and staff participated in 23 Global Programs in 18 countries.


The Global Urban Trek is a seven-week trip designed to immerse college students in urban slums around the world, partner with local ministries, and help them discern if Jesus is calling them to this context in the future.

In summer 2018, 12 students and staff participated in the Global Urban Trek in the Philippines.


Urban Programs are ministry experiences that take place in major cities across the US each year. For a weekend, week, or summer, we ask you to step into the lives of those living in poverty in cities, learn their stories, and see the faces behind the social issues being debated in our nation.

1,850 students

14 weekend dips

40 weeklong plunges

18 cities


637 InterVarsity students studied abroad for at least a semester or quarter.

44 students participated in our European weekend retreats and spring break trips.


InterVarsity Link staff engage university students with the gospel of Jesus Christ on college campuses around the world in partnership with local believers through IFES.

64 InterVarsity Link staff and volunteers serve overseas in 31 countries by invitation of IFES.

serving all of God’s people

Through our retreat and training centers, and an award-winning publishing house, we equip the whole Church—not just students—to live and grow in their daily walk with Christ.


In 2017, 20,327 people attended InterVarsity’s three training centers to focus on God and be equipped for Christian service.

These facilities are open to students, staff, families, and church groups.


InterVarsity Press is known as a leader in the publishing industry for thoughtful Christian books.

In 2017

117 new and revised books (plus corresponding
ebook editions) were published.

43 awards were won.

IVP has more than 1,800 titles in print, and 1,000 ebook titles are available on Kindle and other digital platforms.

By God’s grace, this school year was an incredible season of faithful and fruitful ministry. We’re humbled to partner with God in his work on campus.