Joy, Faith, and Resilience in the University

An academic vocation is full of unique challenges, demands and trials. As Christian faculty, what might it mean for us to live with joy and resilience in the midst of these challenges? Come join us as we explore this question with the Epistle of James as our guide. The InterVarsity Northeast Faculty Conference is a wonderful opportunity to:

  • Enjoy in-depth study and discussion of God’s Word
  • Learn from and with Christians in academia
  • Worship the Lord together
  • Network with colleagues from around the region
  • Get away from the busyness of campus life and enjoy time for refreshment, play, and spiritual encouragement (families are welcome!)

To learn more about this year's theme, guest speakers, and our tentative schedule, please check out the Program page.

Who and Where

We’ll gather at the University of Rhode Island in Kingston, just a few miles from the Atlantic Ocean. Faculty members, visiting professors, research associates, and university administrators representing all disciplines, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds are welcome! Spouses and families are also invited to attend. Parents will have primary responsibility for the supervision of their children.

Invite Others

As the director for this year’s GFM Northeast Faculty Conference, I want to welcome you to join us.  Our planning team has been engaging speakers, musicians, and other personnel in the hopes of creating a special conference — a refreshing time away from the hustle and bustle of campus life, and a time for you to reflect, in community with academic colleagues across the northeastern US, on the prospects and avenues for experiencing more joy, faith, and resilience in the course of your daily service in the academy.  We hope you can come!

Please invite your colleagues who may be interested in attending the InterVarsity Northeast Faculty Conference. Your personal invitation is one of the most effective ways to grow the network of faculty who hear about the conference. Thanks for helping us get the word out!

-Kathy Cooper, Conference Director, and Regional Director for the IVCF GFM Northeast Region