Christian Professional and Academic Societies


Listed below you’ll find many Christian professional and academic societies that InterVarsity’s Graduate & Faculty Ministries has been made aware of, along with links to their web sites and, in some cases, general contact information.

Please see also our directories of local campus fellowships for graduate students or faculty.

Affiliation of Christian Engineers

The Affiliation of Christian Engineers (ACE) is intended to serve as an organizational vehicle to facilitate Christian engineers and others in body of Christ intentionally and collectively seeking God’s will for the engineering profession and its Christian members, documenting the results, and then collectively and intentionally influencing the engineering profession accordingly.

Affiliation of Christian Geologists (ACG)

Promoting fellowship for Christian professionals in the geosciences and providing educational resources for people interested in issues relating to geology and Christianity.

American Scientific Affiliation (ASA)

The American Scientific Affiliation (ASA) is a fellowship of men and women in science and disciplines that relate to science who share a common fidelity to the Word of God and a commitment to integrity in the practice of science.

  • Affiliation of Christian Biologists is a member organization of the American Scientific Affiliation (ASA), the ACB seeks to encourage fellowship among Christian biologists and provide a supportive environment for networking, exchanging ideas, and assisting with integration of biology and Christian thought in research and teaching within both Christian and non-Christian universities.
  • Christian Women in Science an affiliate group of the American Scientific Affiliation (ASA). The mission of CWIS is to encourage Christian women of all ages to pursue, sustain, and grow in a career in science, technology, engineering or math, and to encourage women in these endeavors to pursue, sustain, and grow in the Christian faith.
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Association of Christian Economists (ACE)

ACE seeks to encourage Christian scholars to explore and communicate the relationship between their faith and the discipline of economics, and to promote interaction and communication among Christian economists.

Association of Christian Librarians

ACL is an organization for evangelical librarians and publishes the print and online versions of the Christian Periodical Index, the leading guide to evangelical perspective journal articles.

Association of Christians in the Mathematical Sciences (ACMS)

The ACMS stated purposes are 1) To encourage Christians in the mathematical sciences to explore the relationship of their faith to their discipline; 2) To promote interaction among Christians in the mathematical sciences; 3) To encourage research and writing by Christians, especially on topics interrelating their faith and their discipline; and 4) To promote innovative and effective teaching.

Association of Christians Teaching Sociology (ACTS)

The Association of Christians Teaching Sociology provides a forum where Christian sociologists can explore the implications of the Christian faith for the thinking and doing of sociology. It also provides a place to engage in personal and professional development through concentrated discussion on the integration of the sociological vocation with the Christian calling.

Christian Association for Psychological Studies (CAPS)

CAPS is an association of Christian professionals which exists to encourage understanding of the relationship between Christianity and the behavioral sciences at both the clinical/counseling and the theoretical/research levels, to promote fellowship among Christians in psychological and related professions, to support the spiritual, emotional and professional well-being of our members, and to offer educational and research opportunities that assist the profession and the community at large. Through its various programs,CAPS encourages the pursuit of excellence … in the counseling clinic, in the classroom, in the community and in the member’s spiritual and emotional life.

The Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity

The Center is a Christian bioethics research center of Trinity International University, whose mission states, “exploring the nexus of biomedicine, biotechnology, and our common humanity,” designates our commitment to anticipate, research, and analyze the emerging bioethical issues of our day. In this way, the Center exists to equip thought leaders to engage the issues of bioethics using the tools of rigorous research, conceptual analysis, charitable critique, leading-edge publication, and effective teaching.

Chr-astro for Professional Astronomers

Chr-astro was developed as a website and e-mail list for professional astronomers who are Christians. The idea for chr-astro began over lunch at the January 1998 AAS conference in Washington, DC. This lunch group found that meeting other Christians in astronomy and discussing issues of common interest was useful and encouraging.

The Steering Committee decided to create a mailing list for ongoing (but low-volume) e-mail communication among Christian astronomers.

The purposes of this e-mail forum are:

1. To build a community of Christians in astronomy. We accomplish this in part by organizing gatherings at astronomy conferences and by distributing the contact information of subscribers to the list (inclusion is voluntary).

2. To discuss issues and share resources on topics of interest to Christians in astronomy.

Christian Business Faculty Association (CBFA)

The Christian Business Faculty Association exists to assist and encourage Christian business faculty in the study, integration, teaching, and application of Biblical truths in service to the academy, students, and the business community.

Christian Educators Association International (CEAI)

The mission of this organization is “To Encourage, Equip and Empower Educators according to Biblical Principles.” Its members have served the youth of America since 1953 through classroom teachers, administrators, and para-professionals in education.

Christian Engineering Society (CES)

The Christian Engineering Society is a loose-knit group of individuals interested in the relationship of engineering and Christianity. The society hosts a bi-annual conference.

Christian Fellowship of Art Music Composers (CFAMC)

The CFAMC seeks to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ and help build His kingdom by encouraging Christian fellowship among its members in the context of their work and witness as composers of art music. We pray that believers will embrace our musical integrity because of our Christian witness, and that our commitment to musical excellence will allow us to bring our Christian witness to the wider art music world.

Christian Legal Society (CLS)

CLS is seeking justice with the love of God. Its mission is to inspire, encourage, and equip lawyers and law students, both individually and in community, to proclaim, love and serve Jesus Christ through the study and practice of law, the provision of legal assistance to the poor, and the defense of religious freedom & sanctity of human life.

Christian Medical & Dental Associations (CMDA)

CMDA exists to motivate, educate, and equip Christian physicians and dentists to glorify God.

Christian Neuroscience Society (CNS)

CNS is a group of Christians who are interested in furthering the dialogue between neuroscience and the truth of the Christian faith.

Christian Nuclear Fellowship (Nuclear Science and Technology)

The Christian Nuclear Fellowship (CNF) is an informal, interdenominational group of evangelical Christians who work in the field of nuclear science and technology and who want to encourage each other to faithfully follow Jesus Christ in both their private and public lives (including in their professional activities). Thank you for visiting our website.

Christian Performing Artists’ Fellowship (CPAF)

The Christian Performing Artists’ Fellowship seeks to bring the love of Christ to a relatively untouched mission field: the many thousands involved in the world of the performing arts. This includes performers, teachers, and audiences, as well as arts administrators. CPAF is organized as a trans-denominational ministry dedicated to performing and teaching the classical arts to the glory of God and to spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Christian Pharmacists Fellowship International (CPFI)

Christian Pharmacists Fellowship International is a worldwide ministry of individuals working in all areas of pharmaceutical service and practice. Their Mission is to provide fellowship among like-minded professionals, to challenge and promote spiritual growth, to encourage the advancement of knowledge and ethics in the practice of pharmacy, to encourage evangelism and the integration of faith into practice, and, to provide support and opportunity for service in both home and foreign missions.

Christian Scientific Society

The Christian Scientific Society is a new society in the model of the Christian Legal Society and Christian Medical & Dental Associations. It differs from some other science societies in that 1) members must be actual scientists or grad students (though others may become associate members), and 2) it is fairly theologically conservative but it is not a “young earth creationist” society.

Christian Society for Kinesiology and Leisure Studies (CSKLS)

The Society supports and encourages Christian professionals in the disciplines of health, physical education, recreation, dance, sport, and movement sciences to promote research and information that will contribute to the health and well-being of all people, image bearers of their Creator God.

Christian Sociological Society

The Christian Sociological Society is organized to provide a forum and fellowship for Christian Sociologists and related professionals and students to enable them to integrate their sociological academic background with their Christian faith.

Christian Veterinary Mission

CVM’s mission is to challenge, empower, and facilitate veterinarians to serve others through their profession, living out their Christian faith.

Christians in Political Science

CPS intends to encourage, and assist members to integrate their Christian faith into their research and writing; encourage, stimulate and assist members to bring insights and perspectives from their faith to classroom teaching in appropriate, creative ways; and provide a forum for fellowship among Christians in political science.

Christians in Theatre Arts (CITA)

Encouraging and Equipping Christians in Theatre Arts to impact the world and further the kingdom of God for over 20 years!

Christians in the Visual Arts (CIVA)

Christians in the Visual Arts exists to explore and nurture the relationship between the VISUAL ARTS and the CHRISTIAN FAITH.

Conference on Christianity and Literature (CCL)

The Conference on Christianity and Literature is an interdisciplinary society dedicated to exploring the relationships between Christianity and literature.

Conference on Faith and History (CFH)

The purposes of the CFH are to encourage scholars to explore the relationship between Christian faith and historical studies, to provide a forum for discussion of philosophies, methods, and traditions of history and to foster research in the general area of faith and history, to encourage and advance teaching and research informed by Christian faith commitments, to bring before the larger historical community the concerns and perspectives of Christian historians, and to provide a context for mentoring and networking among historians from various Christian traditions.

Engineering Ministries International (EMI)

EMI is a non-profit Christian development organization made up of architects, engineers and design professionals who donate their skills to help children and families around the world step out of poverty and into a world of hope.

Evangelical Philosophical Society

Founded in 1974, the Evangelical Philosophical Society (EPS) is an organization of professional scholars devoted to pursuing philosophical excellence in both the church and the academy. Interested laypersons can join as full, associate, or student members.

Evangelical Theological Society (ETS)

ETS is a professional society of Biblical scholars, teachers, pastors and others involved in evangelical scholarship in order to serve Christ and His Church.

The Faraday Institute for Science & Religion

The Faraday Institute for Science and Religion is an interdisciplinary research enterprise based at St Edmund’s College, Cambridge. In addition to academic research, the Institute engages in the public understanding of science and religion by means of  courses, conferences, lectures, seminars, and the media.

Fellowship of Christian Librarians and Information Specialists (FOCLIS)

FOCLIS is a nondenominational organization of people involved in the library and information profession who are committed to the Christian faith and seek to reflect its principles in their personal and professional life.


Gegrapha is a fellowship of journalists from all over the world who work in the secular media and share a common faith in Jesus Christ.

International Arts Movement (IAM)

IAM gathers artists and creative catalysts to wrestle with the deep questions of art, faith and humanity in order to inspire the creative community to engage the culture that is and create the world that ought to be.

North American Association of Christians in Social Work (NACSW)

NACSW equips its members to integrate Christian faith and professional social work practice.

Nurses Christian Fellowship (NCF)

The mission of NCF is engaging students and nurses with the good news of Jesus Christ to bring God’s love and justice to nursing and healthcare.

Society of Christian Philosophers

The Society of Christian Philosophers was organized in 1978 to promote fellowship among Christian Philosophers and to stimulate study and discussion of issues which arise from their Christian and philosophical commitments.

Due to the dynamic nature of operating a website and having a "home" page online, we cannot speak to the whereabouts of organizations who might have changed their names, numbers, or website addresses since the compilation of this list and humbly apologize for any inconvenience if the list is not presently up-to-date.

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