Faculty Ministry

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It may be hard to believe in moments like this, but that is what we are. Held in mercy. Held in powerful, everlasting love. Join us in choosing to be present in this moment and take a few minutes to read this message from Dr. Jean Neely, a professor at Azusa Pacific University. May we all take a deep breath of God's peace and presence.

We were pleased to host Sandy Shugart and receive a word of encouragement from him at this year's InterVarsity Christian Fellowship Staff Conference. Read Sandy's advice, instruction, and hopes for student and faculty ministry in the years to come.

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.

We are excited to announce our partnership with the Society of Christian Scholars, an internationally led, interdisciplinary academic society specially designed to help professors, graduate students, and post-docs to be salt and light in higher education

Faculty Ministry Associate Director Deb Clark shares an interview with a long-time friend and ministry partner, Dr. Tony Musumba. They met years ago at a missions conference held in Kenya when Tony was a student. It has been a joy to observe his journey in the academy and ministry over the years. Tony, his wife, Alice, and their family have attended several faculty conferences and I wanted to to share here some of Tony’s enthusiasm for ministry.

Through a challenging year, Professor Rachel Ferguson moves from an intellectual engagement with the Christian faith to a fuller understanding of discipleship, embracing new practices to truly dwell in Christ, leading to the spiritual transformation she needed, and that we all deeply desire.

The English poet, William Cowper (1731–1800), penned the familiar phrase, “God moves in a mysterious way, His wonders to perform.” These lines distill several New Testament passages referring to th

 Listen to audio or video of guest speaker Gordon Smith at the online symposium, Prayer and the Academic Calling, co-hosted by InterVarsity Christian Fellowship and the Society of Christian Scholars. The event was held in Coumbus, OH for faculty and grad students across the country and around the world on Saturday, February 2, 2019. We are excited to share the audio and video recording about Gordon Smith's new book, Teach Us to Pray (IVP, 2018).

Check out the video of our live, interactive, online faculty event using Zoom video conferencing that was held on Thursday, November 1, 2018. This Lunch with a Purpose features Kathy Tuan-MacLean, PhD, National Director of Faculty Ministry, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA.

What is the crucial contribution of Christian faculty to the university today? What essential gift does the university long for – even if only in an inchoate way? What unique offering can we make to the life of the academy?

Hope. Only Christians can offer hope.

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