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Giving a call to faith makes people nervous—and that’s a good sign, because it is a big deal! Here’s a process to help you prepare them to take such an important risk.
If you've never given a call to faith at a chapter meeting or you think you might need a refresher, Ryan Pfeiffer shares his best practices for calling students to respond to Christ. (This article is part of the 2Calls2Faith campaign to encourage InterVarsity staff to give calls to faith at the first two large groups of the semester.)
2 Calls 2 Faith
Many chapters have their largest attendance at large group during the first month of school. Ryan Pfeiffer shares four ways giving calls to faith at these first large groups can have a dramatic impact on your ministry. (This article is part of the 2Calls2Faith campaign to encourage InterVarsity staff to give calls to faith at the first two large groups of the semester.)
2 Calls 2 Faith
Hear the God-glorifying results when Ruth, a sophomore at University of California - San Diego, was faithful to call members of her small group to make decisions for Christ.
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When facing the tension between evangelism and discipleship, how can you proceed? Luke Cawley, IFES staff in the United Kingdom, shares how to get past the tension and invite response to Jesus.
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.
Four college students at InterVarsity Ohana weekend retreat
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.
Over the summer, Erin Corry, campus staff at Bridgewater State University, felt God call her to go to campus to pray after her meeting ended nearby. Little did she know what God was about to do within her first few steps on campus, though he had been preparing for that moment all semester.
InterVarsity campus staff, Erin Corry, leads to student to faith.
What can God do in just one academic year? Check out this video and see how God blessed campuses and transformed students' lives in South San Diego.
Jessica Fick, InterVarsity staff in the Great Lakes East Region, discusses options to help people move forward on their journey toward Jesus if they’ve responded negatively or tentatively when you shared the gospel.
Screenshot of InterVarsity Staff Jessica Fick
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