Graduate Student Ministry

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A select bibliography of books and periodicals helpful to Christian business people, covering everything from theological foundations and business ethics to practical life and small-group guides, originally prepared by the co-chairs of the Following Christ 2002 Business track.

 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).

Want to do more than survive graduate school? Whether you are new to grad school or returning this fall, the Emerging Scholars Network has encouraging advice in this offering of their most-read posts about surviving grad school as a Christian academic. Read more on the ESN blog's Graduate School Survival Kit.

You Don’t Need to Know Everything. Perhaps you’ve seen the poster that proudly proclaims “All I really need to know I learned in kindergarten.” This is a clever list of light-hearted observations that can remind us to slow down and not take ourselves so seriously. And yet, here you are in graduate school...

Learn more about the topics and themes that will be presented for GFM audiences at Urbana 18 during these GFM seminars.

Tags: Urbana

Access video and audio recordings of the 2017 Midwest InterVarsity Interactive Symposium hosted at OSU and shared by satellite sites across the country to learn more about how common, everyday practices pave the way for a successful Christian academic life.

As we enter Advent on December 3rd, we would like to invite faculty and students to enjoy a free visual devotional experience as you spend time alone with God this Christmas season. This weekly devotional experience, created by lnterVarsity staff minister, Bette Lynn Dickinson, features a beautifully hand-painted original series, Scriptures, prayers and questions to guide you through the days that lead to our Savior's birth.

May God speak to us and fill us with the hope that was born that first Christmas. Learn more and download the complete Advent series.

The Bible talks about work and rest in the same breath. It sees work and rest as opposite sides of the same coin. You can’t understand one without the other. To have a biblical understanding of work, we also need a biblical understanding of rest.

Tags: Sabbath | Rest | Work | Balance

Urbana 15 was a phenomenal gathering of students, faculty, InterVarsity staff, and missions organizations from around the globe. How now do we make it real in our daily lives, carry what we learned on to share it with others, and never forget the ways God moved in us during this experience?

An urban mission trip may be just what you need to hear God's call on your life to start considering right where you are the perfect mission field. Graduate students on mission, world changers in progress.

A prayer for the new year; and a prayer by Samuel Johnson before beginning a new study.

Tags: Prayer | Leaders

Bird-watching is more than a hobby for me. It is a spiritual discipline, a facet of a life of prayer, an extension of my seeking, seeing, and hearing from the Spirit of Jesus. Not only do the disciplines of bird-watching and contemplative prayer appear strikingly similar, but I also see parallels in the tools as well.

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