What is Loyola InterVarsity?
We are a student-led organization whose purpose is to grow in the knowledge of God and to develop a committed spiritual life. We believe that God makes a difference in our daily lives in practical, relevant ways. As a body united by Christ, we encourage one another in our personal relationship with God, challenging and serving each other and the Loyola community with the incredible love of Jesus Christ.
"Let us hold fast to the confession of our hope without wavering for the One who has promised is faithful. And let us consider how to spur one another on to love and good deeds."
What is InterVarsity?
Loyola InterVarsity is part of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. Although it may sound like a sport, Inter Varsity Christian Fellowship (IVCF) is an international Christian organization whose purpose is to develop disciples, build collegiate fellowships, and engage the campus in all its ethnic and diverse backgrounds to build a Christian community. As an InterVarsity chapter, we participate in local conferences, retreats, and leadership training events.
Is Loyola InterVarsity affiliated with any particular church?
Loyola InterVarsity (LIV) is not associated with any particular church, denomination, or order. We are a group that is characterized by the diversity of our members. Our ministry is enhanced by the different perspective of each member. LIV welcomes everyone, regardless of denomination.
What does all this mean?
Loyola InterVarsity is here for the students of Loyola. We want to encourage and support others to know God's love, and to live lives as Christ's followers that glorify Him. This is not always easy, especially on a college campus. LIV offers Bible Studies, Prime Time large group fellowship meetings, community service, prayer meetings, and other fun activities.
"Oasis" is our large group fellowship meeting. Oasis evenings are held every Tuesday in the Reading Room at 7:30 p.m. All are welcome! For more information see the calendar page.
Have you ever taken the time to actually read or study the Word of God? God has a lot to say to us and this is a good way to find out more about it. In a small group of 6-10 others, you can explore the Bible, encourage one another, and have fun. It's a great way to develop friendships that go beyond the surface and to grow in your faith in Jesus Christ.
Retreats, Conferences, and Other Events
LIV participates in fall and spring retreats and conferences along with other chapters of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. We also make road trips to concerts in the region, and send our leaders and interested members IV's Chapter Camp at Lake Champion in New York each May. For more information about camp and other activities, check out InterVarsity's website for the Midatlantic Region.
If you have questions about LIV, give one of the members of our leadership team a call!