Week of September 3
“Everywhere we turn it seems like there is a lack of hope.” InterVarsity President Tom Lin’s statement underscores our urgency to bring the good news of Jesus to college students and faculty. As praying friends of InterVarsity, we want you to be part of the ambitious venture God is placing before us: InterVarsity’s 2030 Calling. For the next 12 years, in concert with intercessors like you, InterVarsity alumni and volunteers, and other campus ministries, InterVarsity is trusting the Lord to establish a Christian witnessing community on each of the 2,500 US campuses of 1,000 students or more. Join us at www.intervarsity.org for more about the 2030 Calling.
Two-thirds of InterVarsity participants identify with one of our Focused Ministries communities (Arts, Asian American, Athletes, Black Campus Ministries, Greek, International, Latino Fellowship, Native Ministry, Nurses Christian Fellowship). This week national directors of Focused Ministries are meeting in Austin, Texas. Pray that their souls and calling would be refreshed and encouraged as they work on ways to contribute to the overall thriving and diversity of InterVarsity’s campus ministry.
As the 2018-2019 academic year begins, homemade cookies—thanks, volunteer bakers!—are a key evangelism tool for many InterVarsity chapters as we meet students through New Student Outreach (NSO). Also as classes get underway, and we begin the 2030 Calling, new InterVarsity campus fellowships are starting all over the country. Pray for NSO and new chapter plants to launch well.