INTERVARSITY CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT MINISTRY
DEVELOPING GLOBAL DISCIPLES FROM EVERY NATION TO EVERY NATION
Did you know one million+ international students and scholars in the U.S. have minimal or no access to the Gospel outside of the U.S.? Eva mobilizes and equips the 36,000 staff and students of InterVarsity to seek out, serve, and learn from internationals on U.S. campuses. Eva instills vision, creates resources, consults, and conducts training for staff and students.
Eva's Spring 2020 Update
During the pandemic, we’ve shifted in-person fellowship meetings and conferences online. We're learning to do ministry creatively…virtual small groups, prayer meetings, game nights, and more. My team and I are currently creating and conducting trainings for online ministry. It's been exciting to hear of students initiating fellowship and sharing the hope of Christ online. As a result, some have made first time decisions to follow Jesus!
As the murder of George Floyd sparked protests across the U.S and the pandemic sparked racial incidents against minorities, both in the U.S. and across the globe, our staff team is helping students follow Christ faithfully and to live justly. Here is InterVarsity’s president’s response to racism.
Your prayers for InterVarsity and me are invaluable at this time:
1. Pray for comfort for students and guidance for staff as we help students navigate this new normal.
2. Pray for us to lead with wisdom, courage and creativity, especially for the fall as we revamp our
3. Pray that the Gospel would spread like Coronavirus as hearts are primed to seek true hope, security,
We asked Eva to answer these questions to help describe her ministry.
What is IV/ISM's vision for ministry?
InterVarsity is a 75-year old campus ministry that seeks to establish and advance witnessing communities of students and faculty on college/university campuses “who follow Jesus as Savior and Lord: growing in love for God, God’s Word, God’s people of every ethnicity and culture, and God’s purposes in the world.” (intervarsity.org)
The International Student Ministry (ISM) department’s (my department) vision is to develop global disciples and leaders from every nation to every nation. We long to see international and American students graduate with a global perspective to God’s Kingdom and the world.
Describe the focus of your ministry – the past year’s activities and goals for the coming year.
About 50% of the International students in InterVarsity are in ISM-specific chapters while the remaining 50% are in “general” chapters. As the Associate Director of Campus Integration, my focus is on the second group. My dream is to see all 36,000+ Americans in InterVarsity have an international friend, and to see all 900+ InterVarsity chapters with international involvement. Each year, I work towards that goal by mobilizing and equipping American staff to better align with God’s heart for the world—to share the Good News with cultural wisdom, to follow Jesus and lead in a way
that reflects God’s global values.