International Fellowship of Evangelical Students
Establish and support student-led indigenous Christian movements; see students built into communities of disciples, transformed by the gospel and impacting the university, the church and society for the glory of Christ.
In 1947, Christian student movements from 10 countries in East Asia, Europe, North America, and the South Pacific united to form IFES. They committed to working together to form a movement of students sharing and living out the good news of Jesus Christ in every country of the world. Today, in more than 170 countries, that same vision remains.
- Breaking New Ground project
This project aims to support students and staff all over the world with seed funding if they want plant groups in new cities. Organisation is also pioneering in new countries, including Equatorial Guinea, the Faroe Islands and New Caledonia. Other movements are being supported by grants to travel to unreached campuses, to train and disciple students, to host outreach events and to produce Bible study materials
- Evangelism movement
Organisation targets students of every background, language and culture, in every corner of every campus, to spread the word about Jesus as Lord. Organisation encourages student to initiate spiritual conversations and to hold evangelistic Bible studies and mission events. It has awarded grants to innovative student evangelism projects and translated resources to enable evangelistic Bible studies. In 2019 organisation hosted an evangelism conference to reach a generation of students across Europe
- The Big Issues project
This project provides opportunities for students and faculty from IFES movements around the world to share ideas and resources, as together we thought about how to bring a biblical perspective to bear in our universities
- Global Leadership Initiative
Organisation aims to support IFES leaders to be empowered to lead with creativity, discernment and godliness. The Global Leadership Initiative is a development program for young staff involved in leading IFES national movements. It aims to identify and develop leadership potential within the global IFES network
- Graduate Impact project
This initiative supports young Christian adults across Europe and Eurasia as they transition from university to work. Many young people are confronted with situations they’ve not encountered before: ethical dilemmas, office gossip, financial decisions, and little or no Christian fellowship. This project provides training conferences and on-going mentoring networks to help these young professionals mature into effective disciples for Jesus in their workplaces, professions and societies.
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