Faculty Ministry calls for Christian faculty to be redeeming influences within higher education, but to some, this sounds like too great a claim for the role of Jesus's disciples. Thomas Trevethan, InterVarsity Faculty Ministry staff, argues for a stronger understanding of what it means to be a redeeming influence and suggests a set of identifying marks of this redeeming influence.

This article is part of the Faculty Ministry Foundations section of the Faculty Ministry Catalyst Portfolio.

If you've never attended a Faculty Conference at Cedar Campus, we want to help you understand what you're missing! Here several participants from past conferences share their reflections on what a week at Cedar Campus with other Christian faculty meant to them.

A Resource for InterVarsity Staff

InterVarsity staff and Christian faculty have been working in partnership on campuses across the country since InterVarsity’s founding.

Download InterVarsity Staff & Christian Faculty: Partners in the Gospel on Campus

In this essay, contributed in 2004, William J. Stuntz, professor at Harvard Law School, shares with us the lessons that his personal experiences with pain have taught him about hope, powerfully capturing the tension (and pain) Christians face as we look forward to Christ's second advent.

The Emerging Scholars Network is a long-haul endeavor that depends on God. In other words, it’s the perfect subject of serious prayer. We hope this cycle of prayers and readings will help you join others before God in thanks and supplication.

Tags: Prayer | Leaders

Looking for stories of faculty around the country who have found interesting and effective ways to be "salt and light" on their campuses? Each of these stories comes from the Faculty Newsletter, now called the Lamp Post, which InterVarsity began publishing in 1990.

Charles Troutman (a pioneer of IVCF in the 1930s) wrote, "There is no place like the university for the sharpening and expansion of Christian faith." Here is a prayer he wrote in 1960 which brings that grand vision down to each individual's desk.

Tags: Prayer | Leaders

When our lives become more hectic and intense with the pressure of papers and exams the need for prayer seems more obvious even if it is harder to come by. I commend this one to you. It has survived the test of time. You may wish to offer this prayer each time you sit to study. -Jeff Barneson

Tags: Prayer

Pages