Press Room

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 8, 2008

Sandra Van Opstal will lead worship at InterVarsity's Urbana 09 Student Missions Conference, continuing InterVarsity's commitment to multicultural worship. The Urbana 09 Student Missions Conference will be held December 27-31, 2009, at the Edward Jones Dome and Americas Center in St. Louis, MO.

For Release: September 17, 2008

InterVarsity Christian Fellowship's Following Christ 2008 conference is focused on helping Christians to be God’s redeeming influence in the world.

For Release: August 22, 2008

The annual list from U.S. News and World Report highlights schools where InterVarsity has chapters

For Release: February 15, 2008

Staff, students, and faculty of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA wish to express our condolences to the families of students who died from the killings on the Northern Illinois University campus on Thursday, February 14, 2008. Our prayers are for these families and for the injured students.

For Release: January 28, 2008

InterVarsity’s Twentyonehundred videos collect critical and popular acclaim online

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