For Release on August 15, 2006
The campus web ministry of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA has launched StudentSoul.org, a new website for university and college students. “Even though this new ministry is online and ‘virtual,’ it’s as real as InterVarsity’s other field ministries,” said Jeff Yourison, director of InterVarsity’s campus web ministry, which oversees the development of StudentSoul.org.
StudentSoul.org is aimed at students who are Christians and those who are not, but who have an interest in spiritual life. The editorial team at StudentSoul.org formerly published InterVarsity’s Student Leadership journal. The new website, like Student Leadership journal, originates out of InterVarsity’s vision to see students and faculty transformed, campuses renewed and world changers developed.
InterVarsity vice presidents Jim Lundgren (Director of Collegiate Ministries), Barney Ford (Director of Strategic Ministries) and Paula Fuller (Director of Multiethnic Ministries) worked with the campus web ministry team to develop a website aimed at broadening InterVarsity’s ministry on campus in a way that the Student Leadership journal could not accomplish. “The audience will expand to include users beyond student leaders,” Jim Lundgren said. “It will include all college students and faculty in the broader university community, including those on campuses where InterVarsity has no current work.”
“StudentSoul.org communicates content through a variety of genres,” says Jon Boyd, StudentSoul.org project manager and liaison with InterVarsity’s Web development team. “Students will be able to participate in several ways. They’ll be able to contribute questions for interviews, submit issues they need help with, and comment on articles and stories. This is a site with growth capabilities built in.”
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA® is an evangelical campus mission serving more than 35,000 students and faculty on more than 560 college and university campuses nationwide. Incorporated in 1941, InterVarsity has a rich tradition of campus witness, thoughtful discipleship, and a concern for world missions.
Director of Campus Web Ministries
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA
P.O. Box 7895
Madison, WI 53707-7895