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‘EveryCampus’ Summit Focuses on Every US Campus

by Michael Ireland

MADISON, WISCONSIN (ANS) — An all-day EveryCampus Leadership Summit will take place on Thursday, June 13, 2019, in Atlanta when InterVarsity Christian Fellowship will join with Ravi Zacharias International Ministries (RZIM).

The EveryCampus campaign initiated by InterVarsity and Cru, ministry summit is focusedn and aimed at partnering with churches, ministries, and individuals to establish a Christian witness on every US college and university campus.

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Ravi Zacharias

More than 40 organizations have joined the EveryCampus partnership already, including The Navigators, Chi Alpha, and the CCO (formerly the Coalition for Christian Outreach), and will be represented at the meeting in Atlanta.

Sixty national ministry leaders have accepted invitations to participate in the summit, which will identify new ways to partner together in order to bring the gospel to almost 5,000 US colleges and universities. More than half of these schools do not currently have a ministry presence on campus.

Nearly 77 percent of our nation’s college campuses do not have a community of Christians sharing the hope of Jesus, according to a study by EveryCampus, a collaborative venture of over 40 organizations.

At this event, Ravi Zacharias, Jo Vitale, R. York Moore, and Crawford Loritts will share practical ways for organizations and individuals to come together to better make Christ known across the US university settings. Each speaker brings unique experience to the discussion, from Ravi Zacharias’ and Jo Vitale’s extensive engagement with students and their deepest questions around the globe, to R. York Moore’s vital on-the-ground evangelism with InterVarsity, to Crawford Loritts’ long-time pastoring of a diverse church and leadership with CRU.

Crawford Loritts

In a digital age, EveryCampus is uniquely bringing leading Christian organizations together to pray for and bring the gospel to 5000+ campuses in America that are not being fully reached with the beauty of the gospel. Instead of competing for influence, organizations such as InterVarsity, CRU, Chi Alpha, and Navigators are collaborating to find new ways to serve Jesus together, beginning with prayer walks on US campuses and collaborative strategy meetings. One such groundbreaking effort will be hosted by the Zacharias Institute and the Cecil B. Day Foundation in Atlanta, Georgia, on June 13.

After the day-long summit on June 13, an evening presentation will be live-streamed at 7:00 p.m. (EDT), featuring the following speakers: Ravi Zacharias (RZIM): “The Centrality of the University in Culture Making and Societal Renewal,” Jo Vitale (RZIM): “God Is at Work on Campus,” York Moore (InterVarsity): “The Transformational Power of Unity and Prayer,” Crawford Loritts (Fellowship Bible Church): “Why the Next Generation Needs the Whole Church.”

The primary mission of Ravi Zacharias International Ministries is to reach and challenge those who shape the ideas of a culture with the credibility of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA is an interdenominational Christian ministry to students and faculty with a presence on approximately 700 US college and university campuses.

The organizations invite you to gather members of your church or community to watch the livestream together at www.rzim.org/live on June 13 at 7–9 p.m. ET.

More information on this event is online at RZIM here: https://www.rzim.org/events/every-campus/about-every-campus

More on the background of the Leadership Summit and the EveryCampus campaign can be found in this post https://www.christianitytoday.com/edstetzer/2019/may/new-normal-kingdom-collaboration-on-campuses-never-before.html by InterVarsity’s York Moore on The Exchange with Ed Stetzer.

The author of this story, Michael Ireland, is a self-supported media missionary with ANS. Click here to support him as a missionary journalist. 

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