“As a child growing up in diverse denominations and church types, we were spoon fed the Word of God. At the end of high school, our youth group depended on the youth pastor to hear the Word of God. I participated in Intervarsity from 1980 to 1986. Splitting my time between American River College and the University at Davis. This ministry was geared toward Christians that wanted take charge of your christian walk and not blindly listen to any minister. Learn the Word yourself to make sure ministers are following the Word of God. Learn how to conduct a Bible study. There was an emphasis on praying for missions around the world. I take knowing the Word of God seriously. We need to hold dear the basics of Christ dying on cross, raised on 3rd day, and me born a sinner and accepting Christ's free gift of salvation. ”
For more than 75 years, InterVarsity has had a vital presence on hundreds of college campuses, courageously proclaiming Jesus as Lord, seeking his kingdom, and engaging in discipleship around Scripture.
Draw people to Jesus as Savior and Lord
Teach students to respond to God’s Word
Engage people of all cultures and ethnicities
Encourage service to God’s purposes in the world
Students and faculty decide to follow Christ every month
Chapters on 770 campuses
International students involved
World changers developed as followers of Jesus
The majority of young people today are not fans of church. Only 1 in 5 says attending church is very important to them.
You can reach them by investing in campus ministry, bringing a student-led gospel presence to every corner of every campus.
For eight consecutive years, InterVarsity has been awarded 4 stars (in a 4-star rating system) by Charity Navigator, a nonprofit rating organization. This rating recognizes InterVarsity's strong fiscal management, and is based on InterVarsity's program stability and low fundraising expenses.
InterVarsity pledges financial accountability through our charter membership in the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA). The ECFA seal assures donors that their gifts will always be used appropriately for InterVarsity's ministry.
"Only 3 percent of the charities we evaluate have received at least eight consecutive 4-star evaluations, indicating that InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA outperforms most other charities in America.
This exceptional designation from Charity Navigator sets InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA apart from its peers and demonstrates to the public its trustworthiness."
—Michael Thatcher, President, Charity Navigator