Category: Evangelism

40 Days of Extraordinary Prayer – Day 3
August 24, 2016

Good Soil. Day 3 – August 24, 2016 “Others, like seed sown on good soil, hear the word, accept it, and produce a crop-30, 60 or 100 times what was sown.” (Mark 4: 20) Mark 5: 24-34  A desperate, dying woman recognizes that only Jesus can make her well.  Pray for students and faculty to awaken to this: that there is only healing in Jesus.  What needs to be healed in the lives of those…

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40 Days of Extraordinary Prayer – Day 2
August 23, 2016

Good Soil. Day 2 – August 23, 2016 “Others, like seed sown on good soil, hear the word, accept it, and produce a crop-30, 60 or 100 times what was sown.” (Mark 4: 20) John 3: 1-21  Nicodemus, an important man, a Pharisee, in contrast to his colleagues, steps out to seek Jesus.  Pray for those on campus in influential positions to awaken to Jesus’ power, life and wisdom; that they might begin bringing their…

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40 Days of Extraordinary Prayer – Day 1

Good Soil. Day 1 – August 22, 2016 “Others, like seed sown on good soil, hear the word, accept it, and produce a crop-30, 60 or 100 times what was sown.” (Mark 4: 20) Mark 1: 40  If you are willing you can make me clean.”  Pray that students would both recognize their need and the One who can meet that need.  What are the needs you believe college students have?  Pray for them.  Pray…

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A Faculty Story
March 25, 2016

Sometimes it’s easy to forget that faculty are a key part of our mission field. We might wonder what impact, if any, a group of undergraduate students could have on the faith development of a faculty member, particularly one who may be hostile to the Christian faith. That’s why I’m so excited about this story from a staff member in our region. She writes: Last May we saw five students from our LaFe Ministry come to…

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Holy Week Devotional
March 18, 2016

Every time I read Mark 10:32-45 (or it’s parallels) I lose my breath. In this exchange two of Jesus’ best friends ask him for a favor. They want the best jobs in what they expect to be his political administration. It’s backroom politics. They say, “Let one of us sit at your right and left when you come into your kingdom.” Jesus responds by reshaping their expectations of kingdom. His kingdom will not come except…

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Black and Blue: Healing The Wounds of Racial Injustice
March 4, 2016

Black History Month is behind us and I can’t help but think about the murky future that is yet to unfold before us as a nation. Eight years ago, I could not have anticipated the extent to which we would regress in terms of racial relations. I had been the second in my family to earn a graduate degree. My recent appointment as a Staff Member with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship was, for me, an accomplishment….

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The Gospel: God’s Power
January 29, 2016

For I am not ashamed of the gospel; it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who has faith… (Romans 1:16) Gary Haugen, founder of International Justice Mission, established a daily ½ hour prayer meeting for his organization.  Every day at 11:00 the whole office stops work, gathers in the conference room, and prays.  When asked about this Gary responds, “We had to ask ourselves a question, ‘What power do we really believe…

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