About International Fellowship of Evangelical Students (IFES)
International Fellowship of Evangelical Students, IFES International Fellowship of Evangelical Students (IFES) We are IFES: a movement of students sharing and living out the good news of Jesus Christ. Locally. Nationally. Globally. We shape lives and develop leaders who engage the university and impact the world. WHAT WE BELIEVE IFES is founded on the central truths of biblical Christianity as outlined in the IFES doctrinal basis. IFES is a non-denominational organisation that brings together Christians from all cultures, languages and Christian traditions. Every four years the IFES Fellowship meets at World Assembly to reaffirm their commitment to the biblical truths expressed in our doctrinal statement. The IFES doctrinal basis shall be the central truths of Christianity, as revealed in Scripture, including: The unity of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit in the Godhead. The sovereignty of God in creation, revelation, redemption and final judgement. The divine inspiration and entire trustworthiness of Holy Scripture, as originally given, and its supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct. The universal sinfulness and guilt of all people since the fall, rendering them subject to God’s wrath and condemnation. Redemption from the guilt, penalty, dominion and pollution of sin, solely through the sacrificial death (as our representative and substitute) of the Lord Jesus Christ, the incarnate Son of God. The bodily resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ from the dead and his ascension to the right hand of God the Father. The presence and power of the Holy Spirit in the work of regeneration. The justification of the sinner by the grace of God through faith alone. The indwelling and work of the Holy Spirit in the believer. The one holy universal Church which is the body of Christ and to which all true believers belong. The expectation of the personal return of the Lord Jesus Christ. OUR WORK We’re working to establish and support student-led indigenous Christian movements in over 170 countries. OUR GLOBAL VISION Our vision is to see students built into communities of disciples, transformed by the gospel and impacting the university, the church and society for the glory of Christ. IFES shapes lives and develops student leaders all around the world. We support locally-led student movements in over 170 different countries. We are committed to seeing a student witness established in every university in the world. Our work Most of our programs are aimed at supporting student ministry in the following areas: Pioneering student witness Inspiring university evangelism Engaging the university Developing tomorrow’s leaders Strengthening national student movements OUR WORK IFES works in more than 170 countries to establish and support student-led indigenous Christian movements. At the heart of everything we do is a desire to see students built into communities of disciples, transformed by the gospel and impacting the university, the church and society for the glory of Christ. So what does that look like? Our work supports student ministry in the following ways: PIONEERING IFES works alongside national movements in pioneering new student ministries in unreached campuses, cities and countries. EVANGELISM IFES provides training, funding and materials to help strengthen national movement evangelism. ENGAGING THE UNIVERSITY Through regional consultations, resources and mentoring, IFES empowers and equips national movements to help their students think biblically and live missionally in all areas of university life. DEVELOPING LEADERS IFES invests in student leaders and graduates all over the world, through student groups, national movements and regional events. STRENGTHENING NATIONAL MOVEMENTS IFES regional teams provide training, resources and support to enable national movements to flourish in their different contexts. OUR STORY 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. OUR TEAM IFES is made up of students, staff and supporters around the world. IFES GOVERNANCE We are committed to well-structured and wisely-governed ministry that is honouring to God. FIND OUT MORE BELIEFS We’re a non-denominational organisation that brings together Christians from all cultures, languages and Christian traditions. Home International Fellowship of Evangelical Students ® © 2014–2019 IFES, une organisation déclarée à Lausanne, Suisse. IFES is a registered charity in England and Wales (247919), and a limited company (876229). IFES/USA is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in the USA.
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