Mental Health Basics for iGen
According to Jean M. Twenge, "iGen is on the verge of the most severe mental health crisis for young people in decades." Although on the surface, everything looks fine, everything is NOT awesome! Together, we will explore the most common mental health challenges iGens face and tools to help them.
Is the 2030 Calling Colonizing?
We plan to address the concern about the 2030 Calling being colonizing by talking about the Native understanding of "coming in a good way" (see the paper presented at the council for underserved institutions). We believe this posture in planting will help everyone in InterVarsity, not just those reaching out to Native peoples, and keep us from perpetuating some mistakes of the past.
Helping Queer Staff to Thrive
InterVarsity Staff A InterVarsity Staff B & a Panel of Queer-Identifying Staff
Being queer and on staff is filled with both challenges and joy. Come hear from a panel of queer-identifying staff about their experiences about what has helped them to stay with InterVarsity for 5+ years. We will share principles that staff and staff directors can use to help queer colleagues to thrive.
If revival were to come, how would you prepare so you can be ready to lead it? When it arrives, would you know what to do? And given that the first three words of our 2030 Calling are "longing for revival," come learn how to lead effectively as revival leaders.
Pursuing Our 2030 Calling: Lessons Learned Reaching Corners of Campuses in other Countries
Steph Schmaltz IFES/Link Staff
The International Fellowship of Evangelical Students (IFES) longs for revival. As we pursue our 2030 Calling, the Lord wants us to benefit from the resources of the entire Fellowship. This panel of IFES and Link staff will share experiences gained beyond the US about empowering students, engaging volunteers, and staff self-care practices.
Preparing for the Largest Student Gathering in our Time: Together June 20, 2020
Discuss the mobilization of the nation to Washington D.C. for the largest next generation led gathering in 2020. Practical steps to creating movements, not events.
She Must Be Silent: A Fresh Look at Scripture's Vision for Women
A fresh look at Scripture's treatment of and vision for women will encourage and equip staff theologically as they engage with students, faculty, colleagues, and donors. Men and women will be challenged to fully affirm and unleash women’s gifts as they pursue the mission together.
Breakthrough Conversations: Tools for Talking When the Stakes Are High (Part 2)
From this two-part seminar (back-to-back sessions on Friday), you'll improve self-awareness and other awareness, especially learning to recognize psychological and spiritual triggers that cause disagreements to intensify or to resist resolution. You'll also learn (and have a chance to practice) breaking through conversational barriers to listen, speak, and act with sensitivity to cultural and style differences, with empathy, with clarity, and with purposefulness.
If possible, please work through the self-assessment included in the conference app prior to the first meeting. Some parts of the self-assessment refer to the Crucial Conversations book, but it is not necessary to have read the book in order to gain insight.
Big Reads on Campus
Reading Scripture in a public setting was practiced by God’s people throughout the Bible to remember who their God is, who they are, and what they have been called by faith to do. We want to help recover this historic practice and test a new resource that we hope can help us reach every corner of every campus. Come learn what we've found so far and how we can carry this new tool forward!
The 5-Root System of Sustainable Community College Chapters
With the push to plant at every campus by 2030, planting at the community college has become the forefront of our vision for revival at college campuses. However, how do we take community college engagement from hot new fad to sustained "new normal"? In partnership with prayerful surrender, what are key strategic postures we can implement to make space for revival?
The Future and Hope for Field Funding
Fully resourcing our Field staff is a big financial challenge. Many staff do not have a personal network that can fully fund them. Come hear the 3-pronged approach that we believe will provide the funds necessary for Field staff to thrive.
New Ministerial Housing Allowance: Questions & Issues
The IRS recently determined that InterVarsity qualifies as a “church” that can offer ministerial housing allowance like World Vision, Young Life, and Compassion do. While we will not be able to offer this until sometime in the next fiscal year, we will discuss and answer questions about what’s changed – and hasn’t changed. (Specific roll out information – including who, how, & when – will not be discussed.)
Finishing Well: Sustaining Apostolic Ministry
God develops apostolic leaders over the course of a lifetime. Come and learn about development stages, process items and how you can finish well. There will be an added emphasis on those who operate with the gift of apostleship and what they must do to finish well.
Planting and Growing BCM
The black diaspora is one that values community, diversity, love, family, deep spiritual engagement, justice and so much more. Do you know of a tool that can plant this? What about a seed? Let’s discover the seed that leads to flourishing black ministries.
How to coach students to invite their friends through the 5 Thresholds of Conversion.
We think every student should be part of a friend's conversion before they graduate. You will learn how to coach the 5 Thresholds of conversion and implement these culture-shaping best practices. God-willing, you will see many more conversions on campus and graduate World Changers!
Healthy Chapter Growth Is #NotJustNumbers
Healthy chapters partner with the Holy Spirit's work on campus to reach new networks, corners and campuses. This seminar will help you use leadership development, evangelism and small groups to help your chapter grow, equipping you with practical tools to use when you get back to campus