Minute for Mission
Week of April 18, 2021
Some of our NPC Mission envelope/online offerings have been designated to support Chris Loesser at InterVarsity. The below is from their website www.intervarsity.org.
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA is a vibrant campus ministry that establishes and advances witnessing communities of students and faculty on college and university campuses all over the U.S. With 985 chapters on 650 campuses and over 41,000 core participants, we minister to students and faculty through small group Bible studies, large gatherings on campus, leadership training, thoughtful discipleship, and life-changing conferences and events.
Since our official start as an organization in 1941, the Bible and inductive Bible study have been at the core of who we are. We’ve seen God transform thousands of students and faculty through his Word over the years, drawing them into relationship with him and transforming them into fully devoted lifelong disciples of Jesus. And we ourselves continue to be transformed by the Word of God as we study it, teach it, and strive to obey it.
This longtime commitment to Scripture also means we’ve developed a lot of resources along the way, many of which will be added to the howto.bible section of the InterVarsity website. For decades, InterVarsity’s ministry on campus has centered around manuscript Bible study, invented by InterVarsity staff Paul Byer in the 1950s. Manuscript study contains the three aspects of inductive Bible study: observation, interpretation, and application. In manuscript Bible study, leaders act as facilitators who pass out printed passages, and members engage in communal discovery—generating questions together, sharing what they see and think, and discovering Scripture’s meaning for themselves.