Living in a Community of Grace

A Renewed Vision for Life Together in Higher Education

From Christ the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work. -Ephesians 4:16

 Community is something that many of us yearn for but have difficulty finding.  During our week together we will explore how God calls us into community - including both its joys and challenges - and what that can look like on campus and beyond with Christ at the center.

  • Enjoy a time of rest within a vibrant community of singles, couples, and families.
  • Network with other Christ-followers in academia.
  • Participate in a variety of workshops, teachings, and practices around spiritual formation.

This is a chance for you to step away from the busyness of campus life, be restored, and meet God in the beauty of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Registration is open!

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Save the Date

The 2018 InterVarsity Midwest Faculty Conference will take place June 16-22, at InterVarsity’s Cedar Campus. Please mark your calendars—we look forward to seeing you there!

Who and Where

The conference takes place at Cedar Campus in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The camp is owned and operated by InterVarsity and offers an exceptionally beautiful and unspoiled environment along the shoreline on beautiful Lake Huron.

All university faculty are welcome at the conference. Whether you’re single, married, and/or have kids, the conference will have something for you! Spouses are invited to attend all programming and childcare and children's programming will be provided during the morning and evening sessions.

Keynote Speakers

Tony and Alice Musumba

Dr. Tony Musumba is an Associate Professor of Physics at Bismarck State College, will be one of the keynote speakers at the 2018 conference. Tony is active with American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) and has a PhD from the University of Texas at Dallas, where he was engaged in ministry to graduate students and international students. Tony has been involved in student ministry from his undergraduate years to date. He enjoys hanging out with people, mowing the lawn, and shoveling snow.

Alice Musumba is a program manager for the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) at the North Dakota Health Department. She worked in community health education for more than a decade in Kenya and is active on the boards of NGOS involved with community health engagement and resettling immigrants, she is passionate about coming alongside new immigrants in town and helping them settle in their new home. She has a Master’s of Public Health from the University of Texas Health Science Center Houston, and has just began a doctorate in Public Health at University of South Florida. She enjoys hanging out with her kids and family, having friends over, knitting, and baking lots of banana bread.

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. You can also download our digital postcard PDF to print and display in your department or share with friends and colleagues via email, social media, or in person.