Three young male students posing with Nerf guns
Lisa Rieck

Were sharing some of our favorite posts from over the years! This post was originally published in September 2013.


We all want and need close friends. But how do we find them?

The good news is that friendships tend to develop fairly quickly and easily in college, since you’re all largely in the same life stage and have classes, activities, community bathrooms, and often all 24 hours of the day (Denny’s at 3 a.m., anyone?) to draw you together.

But even in college, developing true, authentic friendships takes some intentionality. Even the most extroverted among you cannot be good friends with all 45,000 students on campus (and still graduate in less than six years!). So how do you move from “I know your name” to “I know you and am known by you”?

By Jason Gaboury

After my disastrous encounter in the deli with Kyle, I decided to learn everything I could about loving people through faith transitions. As someone deeply committed to the way of Jesus, how I treat other people in their moments of doubt, disillusionment, and disbelief matters.

When she was a student at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington, God used InterVarsity to give Emma a deep love for the Bible, build friendships, and spark her calling into ministry. But after she graduated, Emma’s former InterVarsity chapter dwindled and eventually closed. Then, one day, Emma got a phone call out of the blue.

By Nathan Peterson

Inherently, we know that the act of breathing, blinking, existing isn’t enough. We were made for more. We want to feel alive. And whether we’re aware of it or not, the way we go about our lives shows what kinds of things we believe will give us life.

By Stephanie Cocuzza

As a former InterVarsity student and campus minister, I know the struggle of making your skills and experiences as an InterVarsity student really pop on resumes and in job interviews. But I’m here to help you!

By Adam Salloum

Our hope is ultimately secure in the concrete future of Jesus returning to make all things new. But what do we do with the smaller stories of our lives? 


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