InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA will be among the 170 affiliates of the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students (IFES) gathering in South Africa July 3-11, 2019, for the IFES World Assembly, which is held every four years.
InterVarsity President Tom Lin eagerly anticipates the opportunity for InterVarsity staff and student leaders to interact with Christian student movements from other countries and cultures.
“There is so much to learn from one another, including from movements in post-Christian Western contexts, majority world contexts where Christians are marginalized on campus, and contexts with significant racial and political division,” he said.
One of the current IFES initiatives is called Breaking New Ground, which aims to plant 100 new student groups in cities across the globe. It springs from the same vision as InterVarsity’s 2030 Calling, with the goal of partnering with other ministries to see witnessing communities established at 2,500 US colleges and universities by the year 2030.
“My hope is that our InterVarsity delegation can be encouraged by, and learn from, the innovation happening in these planting efforts,” Lin said.
“We also have much to learn from other movements regarding how to effectively engage alumni, mobilize volunteers, and partner well with churches.”
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SOURCE: Assist News