By Teresa Buschur

Journey to Christ


Thirty-six InterVarsity students who gathered for The Journey were challenged to surrender their lives to Jesus and commit to sharing Christ’s forgiveness and leadership with their friends. Speakers throughout the weekend talked about the person of Jesus, the importance of setting aside time every day for prayer and Bible study, and the command to share our Christian faith with our friends.


Students also participated in workshops throughout The Great Adventure track, designed to help them share Jesus with their friends. Workshop leaders discussed relationships, time management, growing closer to Jesus, healing, and forgiveness. Many students re-committed their lives to Christ.



Eight students from Skidmore and Union colleges in New York attended and participated in various tracks, including Bible Study, Discipleship, and the Book of Genesis. When Danielle returned to campus and got a chance to talk with the Skidmore and Union students about what God had shown them throughout the weekend, all of them expressed a desire to see their non-Christian friends come to know Jesus. They want to be actively used by God to draw their friends into relationship with Him.



In his letter to the Philippians in the Bible, Paul writes that, “at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord.” (Philippians 2:10-11, NIV). Through conferences like The Journey, InterVarsity seeks to train and equip students with the tools they need to proclaim the Gospel of Christ and bring others into the Kingdom of God. These students respond to the Lordship of Christ by going out and asking others to consider the reality of the statement, “Jesus is Lord,” and challenge them by asking “What are you going to do about it?”