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ISSUES IN CAMPUS MINISTRY

For more than 75 years, InterVarsity's mission field has been U.S. college and university campuses. Each of the following issues are a part of InterVarsity's campus ministry in the 21st century.

  • The Search for Meaning  InterVarsity staff on campuses around the country testify to the fact that students still desire truth and meaning in their lives. Last year in InterVarsity, more than 4,000 people made first-time decisions to follow Christ.
  • Women and Men in Partnership In the age of #MeToo, Christian communities have not been above reproach. Campus ministry can create a culture of honor, care, and justice with women and men thriving in partnership.
  • Our Redeemed Ethnic Identity  Christians are called to move beyond the artificial tension of “color-blindness” and explore something far more beautiful: that we each have an ethnic identity, created by God, and thus redeemable by God.
  • Changing the Culture of the University  InterVarsity’s vision is to see students and faculty transformed, the campus renewed, and world changers developed. We believe campus culture can and should be changed.
  • Missions  Students increasingly have a global perspective with concerns about populations at risk. Through InterVarsity, students are exposed to a needy world and equipped to respond.  
  • Campus Access On a small but growing number of campuses, Christian students are being marginalized and forced to conform to nondiscrimination policies that penalize religious expression.
  • Cutting-Edge Evangelism Conversions on campus are numerically higher than ever. How do InterVarsity students share their faith in today’s campus environment?
  • Scripture Engagement  Inductive Bible study has been at the core of InterVarsity’s campus witness since the beginning. The Bible is still relevant as a foundation for life in the 21st century.

To connect with InterVarsity staff on these issues and related topics, or any of the news releases below, contact Gordon Govier at 608-443-3688.

 
For Release: December 15, 2009

College students want to change the world, today more than ever. The study-abroad statistics from the Institute of International Education indicate a growing desire for a global perspective.

For Release: October 8, 2009

InterVarsity Christian Fellowship's 22nd Student Missions Conference will address some of the most pressing global issues presently faced by missions practitioners around the world. The next registration price deadline is October 17, 2009.

For Release: July 8, 2009

With less than six months before the beginning of Urbana 09, thousands of registrants have already committed to attend InterVarsity's 22nd triennial student missions conference in St. Louis, MO.

For Release: June 11, 2009

The influence of InterVarsity's Urbana student missions conference, the longest running student conference in the world, is being multiplied by a wave of new Urbana-type conferences in many other countries. What began as a movement of North American students in 1946 in Toronto is being increasingly owned by university students from Africa, Asia, Europe, and Latin America.

For Release: May 13, 2009

InterVarsity will be operating its 2009 Global Projects overseas as planned this summer

For Release: May 12, 2009

InterVarsity will be operating its 2009 Global Projects overseas as planned this summer

For Release: February 5, 2009

InterVarsity's 22nd triennial Student Missions Conference will be held December 27-31, 2009, at the Edward Jones Dome and America's Center in St. Louis, MO. College students, church leaders, and anyone else interested in pursuing God's global mission are invited to Urbana 09.

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