InterVarsity's Core Values

These core values outline who we are as a movement:


In response to God’s love, grace and truth: The purpose of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship is to establish and advance at colleges and universities witnessing communities of students and faculty who follow Jesus as Savior and Lord:


Growing in love for God, God’s Word, God’s people of every ethnicity and culture, and God’s purposes in the world.



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


Scripture: We encounter the living God through scripture and are transformed by the Holy Spirit as we read, study, teach and obey God’s 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.


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.

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