Hundreds of students actively participating in InterVarsity chapters across the country attend Chapter Focus Week after finals in May. Each week this month, chapter members are gathering for worship, recreation, fellowship, and training at locations like Campus by the Sea, an InterVarsity training facility on Catalina Island, off the coast of California.
Leaders gather to prepare for the coming year of ministry, while all students grow in their relationships with God through training on various topics including: Scripture study, How to lead GIGs (Groups Investigating God), Bible studies for non-Christians, and Leading Worship.
Chapter camps are also being held this month at other locations, including InterVarsity’s other training facilities: Toah Nipi in New Hampshire, Cedar Campus in Michigan and Bear Trap Ranch in Colorado.
“Chapter Focus Week 05 expanded my idea of the Kingdom of God. It has changed the way that I am living my life everyday for the Kingdom,” Melissa, a student at the University of Louisville, said of her experience at last year’s Chapter Focus Week.
InterVarsity involvement doesn’t end when the school year ends. Last year 31 percent of InterVarsity students participated in summer training of some kind such as Chapter camps or Global Projects.
Mission Network News report on Chapter Camps and other InterVarsity summer activities