“Start of freshman year: nominally Christian, but cynical Early in freshman year: becoming curious about Jesus End of freshman year: Jesus had come alive to me, and I started identifying as a disciple of his The next three years of college: immersed in Bible study, mission trips, and opportunities to serve and lead through my Christian fellowship Four years after college: finished seminary and started work as a local pastor How did all this change happen, from cynic to church leader? Through the gentle invitations, nudges, love, and challenges of my InterVarsity staff (praise God for Bill Cutler!) and more IV student peers than I can name. Through things like four urban plunges to Camden, NJ; two to New Orleans; Urbana ‘03 and ‘06; and dozens of late-night conversations with IV friends through all 4 years of college. IVCF was instrumental in calling me to life in Christ and laying an incredible theological foundation of a holistic Gospel that impacts my personal life, family life, and vocational life to this day. Oh, and I might have met my wife - the love of my life - through IV too... added bonus ;).”
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.
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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