Ambition Greenhouse

WORKSHOPS

*all times listed in Central Time Zone

EXPLORE: LEARNING HOW GOD CAN USE YOUR NETWORKS 

Melyssa Cordero and Adriana Abuchar
Saturday 1/9: 3:00pm  Zoom Link
Saturday 1/9: 5:00pm  Zoom Link
 
What if the key to reaching the campus is through your group of friends?  Join us in learning a new tool that will help you visualize the people you know and dream about what GOD might want to do in and through them. We hope you will see the potential of GOD’s Kingdom coming on the campus by identifying who is in your network and how GOD is already at work in their lives and in the corners of campus they exist in. 

EMPOWER: DEVELOPING NEW REVIVAL LEADERS

Chris Wheatley and Chelsea Jung
Saturday 1/9: 3:00pm  Zoom Link
Saturday 1/9: 5:00pm  Zoom Link

Learn principles for identifying and empowering potential leaders that long for revival. Through prayer, testimony and scripture gain a foundation for discipling disciples who make disciples who make disciples.

EMPOWER: HELPING OTHERS CONTRIBUTE THEIR GIFTS IN MISSION

Doug Schaupp and Jamie Ladipo
Saturday 1/9: 5:00pm Zoom Link
Saturday 1/9: 6:00pm Zoom Link

Come learn a simple tool that will help you empower the people in your ministry and strengthen your skills as a coach! “Coaching Circles” are our best practice to get everyone in your ministry to use their talents and gifts for the mission. You will gain confidence in ministry, and learn how to overcome the inevitable road blocks you will encounter as you advance your ministry. 

ESTABLISH: DESIGNING RHYTHMS WITH GOD, COMMUNITY, AND MISSION

Dave Paladino, Anna Lee-Winans, and Jess Pafumi
Saturday 1/9: 3:00pm Zoom Link
Saturday 1/9: 5:00pm Zoom Link 

How we meet together is often driven by scheduling and who currently attends our meetings the most.  This is ministry in which structure is driving mission, and it’s backwards.  Healthy ministry allows mission to drive, change and prune our structures: we watch for where God is bringing in new people or opening an opportunity for witness and we form our rhythms around his work.  Come learn how to shape the ways you meet in order to meet well with each other, with God and to gain agility in following him in his mission on campus.

HOW TO PLANT A REVIVAL MOVEMENT: 4 ESSENTIAL INGREDIENTS

Eric Rafferty
Saturday 1/9: 3:00pm  Zoom Link 
Saturday 1/9: 4:00pm  Zoom Link 
Saturday 1/9: 5:00pm  Zoom Link 
Saturday 1/9: 6:00pm  Zoom Link 

Learn the simple and flexible missiological framework that helps guide all your planting efforts: the 4 essential E’s of planting. 

ESTABLISH: PLANTING AT COMMUNITY COLLEGES

Daniel Lui
Saturday 1/9: 3:00pm Zoom Link
Saturday 1/9: 5:00pmZoom Link

Are you a Community College (CC) student?  Or are you someone who has friends at a CC without an IV chapter at their school? Whether you are currently a leader at your CC chapter, or have just started to dream about the possibility of something starting at a community college, learn with us how to plant Jesus communities at community colleges (CC) in the digital pandemic world!

EXPLORE: LEARNING FROM NATIVE AND BLACK PLANTERS HOW TO “COME IN A GOOD WAY”

Megan Krischke 
Saturday 1/9: 4:00pm Zoom Link
Saturday 1/9: 6:00pm Zoom Link

Tribal Colleges and Historically Black Colleges and Universities are unique ministry contexts that require a certain level of humility and relational trust-building. What universal lessons can we learn from these contexts that can shape the way we should all carry ourselves as "humble apostles" in our relationship with the land, with people and places that are new to us?

EXPLORE: REACHING OTHER STUDENTS WITH THE GOSPEL ONLINE

Doug Schaupp and Jamie Ladipo
Saturday 1/9: 3:00pm Zoom Link
Saturday 1/9: 4:00pm Zoom Link

People are using Instagram to have winsome conversations and plant seeds of curiosity. It's okay if you hate Instagram. Cole did too. Today he is blessing 550 people on his campus, city, and around the world in countries like France, Ethiopia, and the Philippines. Come get equipped to reach other students on your campus, your state, and literally across the world with the gospel. Get your mind blown how God is using brave students today.

EMPOWER: LIVING EMPOWERED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT

Andrew Givens and Jason Koide
Saturday 1/9: 4:00pm Zoom Link
Saturday 1/9: 6:00pmZoom Link

In Acts 1:8, Jesus tells His disciples they will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon them, that they will be His witnesses, and they will be sent all across the world. In this workshop, we will encounter the Spirit coming upon us, explore what it means to be His witnesses in His power, and be empowered to go where the Spirit sends us. Come, be empowered by the Holy Spirit. 

EXPLORE: LOVING YOUR MAJOR AND THE PEOPLE IN IT

Bob Trube and Kathy Shiau
Saturday 1/9: 5:00pm Zoom Link
Saturday 1/9: 6:00pmZoom Link

Starting something new on campus starts with loving people in your network. In this workshop we will talk about the people in the network of your academic major and how we can help them cross thresholds and come to faith. We will also talk about your major and how you can love God in your area of study. It turns out that the two are connected and you don't have to choose between mission and major.

ESTABLISH: PLANTING A FACULTY GROUP

Kathy Tuan-MacLean
Saturday 1/9: 4:00pm Zoom Link
Saturday 1/9: 6:00pm Zoom Link

What could be more transformative for a college or university than faithful faculty following Jesus together?   Faculty influence the two main products of higher education:  students & ideas.  Come to this workshop to learn how to engage faculty and plant a faculty group.

 

FIRESIDE CHATS

STORIES OF PLANTING AND JUSTICE 

Eddy Ekmeji and Sarah Groot
Sunday 1/10: 1:00pm Zoom Link

How do planting and justice work together?  What are some of the ways InterVarsity students and staff pursue justice as they plant new witnessing communities?  What can we learn from one another? 

STORIES OF STUDENTS LOVING THEIR PROFESSORS INTO THE KINGDOM OF GOD

Ashley Byrd
Sunday 1/10: 1:00pm Zoom Link

Undergraduate students, believe it or not, have an unparalleled opportunity to engage with their faculty around the big questions of life.  Come hear stories of how students have engaged with faculty in winsome ways.

STORIES OF COMING IN A GOOD WAY: PRIORITIZING RIGHT RELATIONSHIPS IN PLANTING

Rashawn Ramone 
Sunday 1/10: 2:00pm Zoom Link

Come join us in hearing stories from Native students & staff who are thinking about how to show honor to campus leadership, first peoples, the land, and others who came before them as they start something new. Coming in a good way finds a path to the kind of resilient, empowered faith that transforms communities. It is aware of the ways of belonging to time, people, and place that our fragmented age often neglects, and therefore, we hope, is a way that will bless InterVarsity beyond ministry to Native students.

STORIES OF PLANTING FROM A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE 

Scott Bessenecker
Sunday 1/10: 1:00pm Zoom Link

What can we learn from our brothers and sisters outside the American context about planting? How do those from non-Western mindsets think about how the gospel grows on campus and beyond? This Fireside chat will feature students and campus ministers from our sister student movements in the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students (IFES)

STORIES OF STARTING SOMETHING NEW IN GRAD SCHOOL

Bobby Gross
Sunday 1/10: 2:00pm Zoom Link

Mission doesn’t stop when you finish undergrad! If you are in or thinking of going to grad school, come hear stories of other grad students who have followed God’s call to love the people around them and start life-giving ministries in grad school. 

STORIES OF PLANTING LGBTQ+ (Q/SSA) SMALL GROUPS

Jessica Pafumi
Sunday 1/10: 1:00pm Zoom Link

This fireside chat will be a space to share some "best practices" for starting or growing an LGBTQ+ (Q/SSA) Small Group. We will discuss questions around: how to support Q/SSA small group leaders, how to apply the planting 4 "E's", how to invite my queer friends and how to help prepare the larger IV fellowship to be a welcoming space for all.

STORIES OF STARTING SOMETHING NEW WITH INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS 

Eva Liu Glick
Sunday 1/10: 1:00pm Zoom Link

Experiences of isolation and concern for injustice transcend nationalities and cultures. Even when many internationals are attending classes online in their home country due to coronavirus, we can engage them right where they are. Come hear stories of multinational small groups, justice Bible studies, and fruitful conversations on your campus and across the globe!  

STORIES OF FRIENDSHIPS, PEACEMAKING, AND TALKING JESUS WITH MUSLIMS

Sunday 1/10: 2:00pm

Can we build respectful relationships with Muslims while also talking about our faiths? Yes! Join us for encouraging stories and practical ideas to inspire you to plant student ministry with Muslims. Questions welcome!

STORIES OF PLANTING DISABILITY INCLUSIVE SPACES

Deb Abbs 
Sunday 1/10: 2:00pm Zoom Link

Did you know that 19% of undergraduate students & 12% of graduate and professional students have a documented disability? Whether or not you have a disability or connection to someone who does might God be calling you to start an accessible & inclusive witnessing community on your campus? Come hear stories of what God is doing and ask questions of those who have started Access InterVarsity.

 

ENCOUNTER ROOMS

SATURDAY - PRAYER ENCOUNTER ROOMS (running continuously, come and go anytime)

EXPERIENCING GOD’S PRESENCE (running all 4 hours)

Connie Anderson
Saturday 1/9: 3:00pm Zoom Link
Saturday 1/9: 4:00pm Zoom Link
Saturday 1/9: 5:00pm Zoom Link
Saturday 1/9: 6:00pm Zoom Link

Receive prayer in community and experience God’s loving presence. Come to Jesus to pray about your calling and ask him to remove any fear, pain, or obstacles preventing you from moving forward. Let’s become a people that repents, intercedes, and seeks breakthrough.

CREATIVE ART SPACE

Carolyn Carney
Saturday 1/9: 3:00pm Link
Saturday 1/9: 4:00pm Link
Saturday 1/9: 5:00pm Link
Saturday 1/9: 6:00pm Link

Participate in a variety of interactive art spaces on a Miro board.

RECEIVING 1:1 PRAYER MINISTRY

Carolyn Carney 
Saturday 1/9: 3:00pm-7:00pm Zoom Link

Receive prayer ministry individually or in a small group. Come to Jesus to ask for guidance, healing, empowerment, or any other need.

 
SATURDAY - PRAYER ENCOUNTER ROOMS (sign-up required each hour)

THE HISTORY OF THE LAND (running all 4 hours)

TBD 
Saturday 1/9: 3:00pm-4:30pm Zoom Link
Saturday 1/9  5:00pm-6:30pm Zoom Link

Understand the history of the land and respond in prayer.

MEETING GOD IN SCRIPTURE (running all 4 hours)

Sherami Hinders 
Saturday 1/9: 3:00pm Zoom Link
Saturday 1/9: 4:00pm Zoom Link
Saturday 1/9: 5:00pm Zoom Link
Saturday 1/9: 6:00pm Zoom Link

Experience two different styles of engaging the Bible and learn how to help your friends meet God in Scripture.

IMMANUEL “GOD WITH US” PRAYER (running all 4 hours)

Natalia Kohn
Saturday 1/9: 3:00pm Zoom Link
Saturday 1/9: 4:00pm Zoom Link
Saturday 1/9: 5:00pm Zoom Link
Saturday 1/9: 6:00pm Zoom Link

Learn a simple practice of bringing your heart and mind to Jesus so he can give you peace and security.

 

SUNDAY - TRAINING ENCOUNTER ROOMS (sign-up required each hour)

SPIRITUAL RESILIENCE (running both hours)

Tony Gatewood

Sunday 1/10: 1:00pm Zoom Link
Sunday 1/10: 2:00pm Zoom Link

Learn how to persevere with a gritty type of spiritual life that keeps you going even when things get tough. Learn simple spiritual practices that can strengthen you for life’s challenges.

 

HEARING GOD’S VOICE (running both hours)

Shelly Scott
Sunday 1/10: 1:00pm
Sunday 1/10: 2:00pm

Learn how to recognize God’s voice and lead others to recognize God’s voice. Practice listening prayer for people in your networks. Learn how to discern the leading of the Spirit, individually and communally.

WHAT IS REVIVAL AND HOW DO WE PRAY FOR IT? (running both hours)

Melissa McCormick
Sunday 1/10: 1:00pm Zoom Link
Sunday 1/10: 2:00pm Zoom Link

Understand more about revival and how to long for revival in prayer.

LEADING ONLINE BIBLE STUDY (running only 1st hour)

Kevin Boyd
Sunday 1/10: 1:00pm

Learn a fun way of leading Bible study using Zoom and Miro.

LEADING “BIG READS” IN SCRIPTURE (running only 2nd hour)

Kevin Boyd

Sunday 1/10: 2:00pm Zoom Link

Learn a way to experience Scripture that welcomes anyone who can listen and reflect, requires no prior knowledge, and demands very little preparation