As campus ministers, InterVarsity staff often find themselves talking about ministry outside the university context. The plane ride to InterVarsity National Staff Conference '14 in St. Louis was no different for apologetics specialist, Rick Mattson. God had a divine conversation in store for Rick as he sat down next to Ruth in seat 9a.
Staff with Asian American InterVarsity in the Central Region wanted to give invitations to faith at every level. Although the tendency is for staff to do this themselves, students have just as much power to share the gospel as InterVarsity's staff do. Read what happened at their weekend retreat when the staff stepped back to intercede in prayer, and the students stepped forward to share the gospel.
One of our challenges in InterVarsity is how to help students who had nominal faith in high school come into adult faith in college. Jackie committed to adult faith three months ago; the first few steps she took are quite normal, but the twist at the end is incredible.
Mikayla Ortega, a senior at San Diego State University, is most InterVarsity staff members’ dream student when it comes to leading in evangelism. Now in her third year of leadership with the SDSU chapter, Mikayla spent last summer in inner-city LA on the Los Angeles Urban Project. Her experience there and on campus has propelled her into an unbelievable start as a student leader this year.