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Local Evangelism

 

InterVarsity Christian Fellowship

 

The Campus is our Mission Field

InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA is a vibrant campus ministry that establishes and advances witnessing communities of students and faculty. 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.

 

Why the Campus?

Today's university shapes tomorrow's leaders. In the university, women and men are encouraged to pursue truth, often without regard for God, and to pursue personal goals, often without concern for a higher purpose. InterVarsity longs to see education lead to a lifetime of Christian worship and service. We believe that when students and faculty are transformed by the gospel of Jesus Christ, their campus is transformed, and ultimately society as a whole comes to more closely reflect the priorities of the kingdom of God. That is why we invest ourselves in the lives of students and faculty, wherever they are on their spiritual journey.

 

Our Heritage

InterVarsity traces its roots to a movement of British university students in the 1870s. The first InterVarsity chapter in the United States began in 1938 at the University of Michigan. Since InterVarsity was incorporated in 1941, thousands of students have become thoughtful representatives of God's kingdom and have moved into leadership roles in churches, organizations, corporations and agencies around the world. 


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Good News Jail & Prison Ministry

 

Good News Jail & Prison Ministry was incorporated in the Commonwealth of Virginia in December 1961 as a non-profit organization formed for the purposes of organizing a visitation program for the benefit of inmates of institutions in the State; witnessing to inmates and their families; aiding in a physical and spiritual rehabilitation of men and women upon their release from an institution; and provision of an educational program within the institutions to encourage continuance of formal education among the inmates, as permitted by said institutions.

The practical application of these purposes is embodied in the provision of trained, ordained men and women to serve as staff chaplains in correctional institutions throughout the United States and abroad.

From its beginning with one chaplain in the Fairfax County Detention Center (Virginia), Good News Jail & Prison Ministry now provides over 376 staff chaplains, serving 115 U. S. institutions in 22 states, the countries of Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, Estonia, Ghana, India, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Malawi, Mexico, Nigeria, Philippines, Russia, Rwanda, Sudan, Uganda, Ukraine, and Venezuela and one U. S. Territory, American Samoa.

From its inception, the organization has been primarily funded by the gifts and donations of interested individuals, businesses, and churches, with occasional support from foundations and grants. Throughout its history, the Ministry has not accepted any financial support from federal, state, or local tax revenues, but rather has provided services worth hundreds of thousands of dollars per year, at no cost to the local tax-paying citizen.

Operational oversight of the Ministry is vested in the President who is accountable to a Board of Directors. As a Charter Member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA), we fully subscribe to the ECFA standards of responsible stewardship and fund-raising. Membership in ECFA is annually renewable and is subject to providing a completed audit and other information which verifies continued adherence to ECFA standards. An independent public accounting firm prepares the audit in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards and also prepares financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.

Good News Jail & Prison Ministry has more than 48 years of service to Sheriffs, Directors of Correction, institution staff, and inmates in correctional facilities across the United States and abroad.

Good News Jail & Prison Ministry is a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Organization.


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