2017 Conference Recap

Faculty from around the Southeast gathered June 28-July 2, 2017, in Brevard, North Carolina, to explore how Christians can live faithfully amidst deep differences on campus and in society. Speakers John Inazu and Carl Ellis highlighted the unique challenges and opportunities for Christian faculty working in pluralistic environments, including:

  • Finding common ground without agreeing on the common good, starting by acknowledging our differences
  • Mentoring and being mentored as part of an intergenerational faculty community
  • Embracing the "advantages of subdominance" (Ellis) for our Christian witness in society
  • Aspiring to model tolerance, humility, and patience (Inazu) in the secular university context


See You There!

The 2019 conference will take place June 27-June 30, at Ridge Haven Conference and Retreat Center located outside of Asheville, North Carolina, in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. We hope to offer a day-ahead option on June 26, 2018, where you can come early and enjoy unstructured time before the conference officially begins. We look forward to seeing you there!

Share with Others

Please share about the conference with your colleagues who may be interested in attending in the future. Your personal invitation is one of the most effective ways to grow the network of faculty who hear and attend. Thanks for helping us get the word out!


The Blue Ridge Faculty Conference is hosted by InterVarsity’s Graduate and Faculty Ministries (GFM).