Webinar Series: Practicing Our Faith in the Academic World

InterVarsity Graduate and Faculty Ministries of the Ohio Valley area presents a three-part webinar series led by seasoned and experienced practitioners, in partnership with Society of Christian Scholars and Emerging Scholars Network.

Work will occupy most of our academic life. Amid the mundane and hectic tasks, it's easy to become disconnected from God and God’s work in the world. This webinar series is designed for busy faculty, professionals, grad students, and others who want to see how God acts through the work of their hands and minds.  

Held in partnership with:

For further informaiton, contact Howard Van Cleave.

Upcoming Webinars


Thursday, April 23, 12-1pm EST

Is pursuing academic excellence in your teaching, research, and administration inconsistent with family priorities? How do we balance the demands of academia along with the demands of family life?

Mark your calendar for Thursday, 23 April 2020 to join us for a webinar from 12-1 pm ET as Dr. Erik and Sharon Carter share their thoughts on some of their struggles, tensions, and joys of family life within the academic life. They both have a wealth of experience and knowledge on this topic and will also be the plenary speakers this June at the Midwest Faculty “ConFamication” (Conference/Family/Vacation) at the beautiful Cedar Campus on the shores of Lake Huron. Take a quick look and register to join us this June.

Dr. Carter serves as the Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Special Education at Vanderbilt University (USA) and Sharon is pursuing a graduate degree in spiritual direction.

Please join us for this important conversation as we endeavor to think holistically about our calling to academia. Register for the webinar today at https://scshub.net/webinars/academic-excellence-and-family-priorities-thursday-23-april-2020-at-1600-gmt/.

Past Webinars


Thursday, November 14, 12-1pm EST

What does it mean to be called by God to our work in the academy?  Steve Garber, principal of The Washington Institute for Faith, Vocation, & Culture, explored with us practices that shape our faith on campus. Steve drew on themes from his book, Visions of Vocation: Common Grace for the Common Good with specific applications for the academic life. Click here to view the video recording.



Saturday, February 1, 9:30-11am EST

How can we live "tech-wise" lives by faith? Dr. Catherine Crouch together with her husband, Andy Crouch, have lived out their callings in the academy and at home. Dr. Crouch is professor of Physics with a focus on membrane interactions, nanoparticle physics, and physics education.  Her husband Andys' recent book, The Tech-Wise Family: Everyday Steps for Putting Technology in Its Proper Place, touches on some of the themes she will explore in this two hour webinar as she shares practices they have used in their family and their work.