WHAT WE BELIEVE
InterVarsity is more than club on campus. We seek to be a movement of people following Jesus' call to expand his Kingdom in our spheres of influence. Here you'll find a few key ways that we define what we believe in.
OUR DOCTRINAL BASIS
We believe in:
The only true God, the almighty Creator of all things,
existing eternally in three persons–
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit–full of love and glory.
The unique divine inspiration,
and authority of the Bible.
The value and dignity of all people:
created in God’s image to live in love and holiness,
but alienated from God and each other because of our sin and guilt,
and justly subject to God’s wrath.
Jesus Christ, fully human and fully divine,
who lived as a perfect example,
who assumed the judgment due sinners by dying in our place,
and who was bodily raised from the dead and ascended as Savior and Lord.
Justification by God’s grace to all who repent
and put their faith in Jesus Christ alone for salvation.
The indwelling presence and transforming power of the Holy Spirit,
who gives to all believers a new life and a new calling to obedient service.
The unity of all believers in Jesus Christ,
manifest in worshiping and witnessing churches
making disciples throughout the world.
The victorious reign and future personal return of Jesus Christ,
who will judge all people with justice and mercy,
giving over the unrepentant to eternal condemnation
but receiving the redeemed into eternal life.
To God be glory forever.
THE BASICS OF THE CHRISTIAN STORY
For some it can be difficult to capture the basics of the Christian story in a concise way. Here's how we explain it in InterVarsity.
OUR PURPOSE STATEMENT
In response to God's love, grace, and truth:
The Purpose of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA
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 people of every ethnicity and culture
and God's purposes in the world.