Despite the many adverse challenges a nationwide campus ministry
has been facing, the organization is anticipating a record year of
President Alec Hill tells OneNewsNow InterVarsity
Christian Fellowship has experienced increased resistance on
various campuses. For example, the ministry was derecognized at
Vanderbilt University earlier this year. Nonetheless, Hill says they
are being blessed with much success.
"We have seen in the last five years
remarkable response to the gospel, literally doubling the number of
students who are coming to faith," he reports. "So, despite some of
the things that are going on culturally and some of the campus
access issues we're having, the … Holy Spirit is really moving on
campuses. It's really an exciting time."
Adversity presents opportunities for InterVarsity's members to
"Persecution … affects some adversely, and it affects others --
they step up. So, it's a divider in the sense of it sort of brings
out the character and faith of the students involved," Hill
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship has nearly 900 chapters on 576
college and university campuses.