Some of our student leaders share about their experiences with InterVarsity:
It is because of God's work through InterVarsity that I am a born again Christian. The community, the commitment, all of it has drawn me closer to the Lord. It is the most incredible experience I've ever felt and is a blessing like no other.
InterVarsity has provided me with a Christian community to "feed" me spiritually and has also given me the opportunity to serve. Last year I worked with community outreach, serving folks in Newport News and the surrounding areas. I have been able to grow and share God's wondrous Word with a small group of girls and build lifelong relationships. CNU's campus is truly blessed by an IV chapter who serves our community so willingly. I would love to see it continue to grow and encourage students to have lasting relationships with our Savior. Overall, I can say I have been blessed to be part of it.
Being a small group leader has given me an opportunity to teach others, and in turn, be taught more about who God is. I have been so blessed by the conversations my small group has had together, and have grown more this year in my walk with the Lord than ever before.
Being on leadership with InterVarsity has challenged me to go deeper with my own faith as I explore scripture with the intent of helping my small group delve deeply into it. It has also led to some of the most meaningful friendships I've ever had.
Playing guitar for the worship team has been an awesome experience. Playing with people who are very talented musicians and who truly seek to worship the Lord with their whole heart is a refreshing and joyful experience. Not only have I grown as a musician, but my faith has been reignited by the passion the group shares as a whole.
Being on Worship Team has been a really great experience for me. I've definitely grown as a follower of Christ and learned a lot about having humility and the importance of fellowship. Who knew I would find such great friends! We're all very different people, with a variety of unique interests, but it's so awesome to be able to come and work together toward our one common goal: bringing glory and praise to God!
I lead the athletes IV small group leader along with my friend Joe. I became a small group leader thanks to Joe's example and encouragement. Together, we try our best to use the platform of sport to expand our ministry. I like to share with other athletes how they can bring glory to God even through the game they love. Our small group is a little unique -- we have been able to see results not just spiritually, but even in the performance of athletes. Our athletic teams are very successful, but what you may not see right away is that most of those athletes play to glorify the Lord and no win is more important than that.
I was in an amazing small group my freshmen year, and then felt called to be a small group leader. It is literally one of the best things that has ever happened to me! The community I have with the girls brings me so much joy every day, and they are such a blessing to me. I definitely don't know all the answers, I usually feel like it's the girls teaching me! The Lord has shown me how He provides my wisdom and strength and that I can't do it on my own.
Leadership is service, and leading with Intervarsity means serving both God and others. I have grown so much this past semester while serving as Large Group Coordinator. It was a step of faith for me to take this position and I have been able to see God work in amazing ways. Leading with InterVarsity has helped take my God given talents and passions and put them to use in a practical way.
Being a small group leader was definitely a sacrifice of both time and energy, but it was well worth it! God has taught me more about Himself and myself than ever before, and He has shown me the joy that comes from pouring into other people's lives. I would not trade the three years I've spent on leadership with InterVarsity for anything!
Last year I served with Prayer and Hospitality. Welcoming others is a great way to actually do what Jesus did. He went out and ministered to others and sought them out. I was part of team that frequently worked outside their comfort zone and sought out the newcomers. It has helped me make my faith my own and really push my love for other people.