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How can you engage with faculty advisors on campus? How might a faculty advisor interact with InterVarsity students and staff? Art Wollum, faculty emeritus from North Carolina State University speaks on his suggestions after four decades of experience and a lifetime of love for students, faculty, InterVarsity and the university.

Fellowship is essential for Christian graduate students, professional-school students, and faculty. Meeting regularly with like-minded people facing similar challenges encourages us to remain faithful in our calling as Christian academics and professionals. As we learn and grow together, we are transformed into Christ’s image and sharpened for witness and service.

But what if you can’t find such a fellowship on your campus? Is God calling you to take a step in faith to start a group? If he is and you are wondering how to begin, here are 13 Steps to Starting a Fellowship from InterVarsity’s Graduate & Faculty Ministries. May God bless and multiply your efforts!

I had grand expectations of my life as a faculty spouse. I imagined lunch with Erik on campus, hosting students in our home, and—as a family—all enjoying his summers off. I expected to be closely connected to the university; attending events on campus and enjoying all that the university had to offer. Little did I know what was ahead. Continue reading...

Connecting students and faculty in this way opens many fruitful doors. Christian students now know of Christian faculty or, more precisely, faculty who engage in an academically rigorous life and yet still believe in God.

It’s not often one finds students excited to learn about fractals from a faculty member outside of the classroom. But for Chris Goree’s monthly dinners for faculty and undergraduate students, this is common.

”Friends, keep showing up, keep praying, keep experimenting, and keep watching for signs of God’s kingdom on your campus. It’s about faithfulness, not numbers, and about a special work that God will unfold in your unique university context. The fruitfulness will come.”

Marc Baer, professor and department chair of history at Hope College, addresses foundational and practical aspects of faculty mentoring. Originally presented this talk at the ESN National Gathering at Following Christ 2008. (Part 1 of 2)

At the Spring 2007 Vanderbilt Faculty Dinner, this “scavenger hunt” was used to break the ice between Christian faculty meeting for the first time.

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