OUR BELIEFS

InterVarsity’s Core Values

CONTEXT
College and University:
We are called to be a redeeming influence among its people, ideas and structures.

FORMATION
Scripture:
We encounter the living God through scripture and are transformed by the Holy Spirit as we read, study, teach and obey His Word.
Prayer:
We express our faith, love and dependence on God through lives of prayer and worship.
Spiritual Formation:
We cultivate intimacy with God and growth in Christ-like character through personal and corporate spiritual disciplines, empowered by the Spirit.
Community:
We promote authentic relationships and redemptive communities marked by God’s grace and truth.
Discipleship of the Mind:
We engage in learning and thoughtful Biblical reflection in every area of life.
Leadership Development:
We develop women and men to serve as leaders at every level of InterVarsity and ultimately for the Kingdom of God, honoring God’s gifts and calling in them.

EXPRESSION
Evangelism:
We proclaim and live out the gospel with love and boldness, calling people to repentance, faith and new life in Jesus Christ.
Whole Life Stewardship:
We proclaim Jesus as Lord over all creation and culture, striving to integrate faith, life and vocation in serving Him.
Ethnic Reconciliation and Justice:
We pursue ethnic reconciliation by practicing mutual empowerment, grace and truth and by promoting personal and systemic justice.
Church:
We partner with churches in campus ministry and equip students, faculty and staff to be lifelong active members in local congregations.
Missions:
We serve God and partner with His people to extend His kingdom cross-culturally on campus and around the world.

InterVarsity’s Doctrinal Basis

We believe in:
The only true God, the almighty Creator of all things, existing eternally in three persons – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit full of love and glory.

The unique divine inspiration, entire trustworthiness and authority of the Bible.

The value and dignity of all people: created in God’s image to live in love and holiness, but alienated from God and each other because of our sin and guilt, and justly subject to God’s wrath.

Jesus Christ, fully human and fully divine, who lived as a perfect example, who assumed the judgment due sinners by dying in our place, and who was bodily raised from the dead and ascended as Savior and Lord.

Justification by God’s grace to all who repent and put their faith in Jesus Christ alone for salvation.

The indwelling presence and transforming power of the Holy Spirit, who gives to all believers a new life and a new calling to obedient service.

The unity of all believers in Jesus Christ, manifest in worshipping and witnessing churches
making disciples throughout the world.

The victorious reign and future personal return of Jesus Christ, who will judge all people with justice and mercy, giving over the unrepentant to eternal condemnation but receiving the redeemed into eternal life.

To God be glory forever.

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