Monday, February 8, 2010

International Student Outreach - Scrabble Night

Erica is a first year student at Rutgers Newark that organized the Living Scrabble Game Night. Her work was excellent as she orchastrated every detail of the Living Scrabble Game as well as invited new people in the fellowship to serve. She is currently a small group leader in Talbot Hall at Rutgers-Newark! Let's praise the Lord for Erica's leadership and service on campus!

Students in a lively round of Scattegories.

Sharon and Nishanth Thomas have been serving as volunteers with the ministry of IV-Newark this year. Nishanth co-leads a small group every Monday night at 9 p.m. in Cypress Hall (predominatly Freshmen dorm) with Nathan Harmes, a sophomore at NJIT. Sharon is present at our events helping meet new students and connecting them with the ministry.

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New Student Outreach

New Student Outreach is a concentrated time at the beginning of each semester to well, reach out to new students. Our hope is to meet, greet and learn about the spiritual status of as many students as we can. By doing this we are able to invite them to join the InterVarsity family where they can learn more of God and his son Jesus. We have met over 150 students and are now helping those students connect with our small group ministry.

Students enjoying a meal as they hear 11th Hour Band, live Indian band leads in worship and musical selections.

Our Church Tour every semester continues to help new students connect with IVCF and build a strong connection between campus and the local church. Here is group of students on Jan. 24 at our first church tour of the semester. We are thankful to Vroom St church and Pastor Bill Sweeting for hosting the students so generously!

Some of our students enjoying a time of celebration after our WELCOME BACK JAM.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

God Calls Students...

These six students have answered God's call to serve their campus. It's easy to check in and out of college life - just going to class and having a consumer mentality. But, these students believe that God loves their campus and all who are a part of it.

We have begun planning for next semester. Please pray for these students as they trust the Lord with their lives and commit to live out their faith and develop their leadership skills while they are in college in Newark! Three of these students will be at Urbana 2009!

Highlights for the January 2009:
January 19, 2010 - Intercessory Prayer Night for IV-Newark, 7 p.m.
January 25, 2010 - Worship and Praise Night, 8 p.m.
January 29, 2010 - ADONAI AREA WIDE Worship Night, 7 p.m.


The Lord has truly been providing for the ministry and we praise the Lord for his faithfulness. As we approach the end of the year, IV-Newark was awarded a special financial gift from The Goodwill Rescue Mission in Newark. The staff team collected a year end offering. Thank you!

Moises and I were presented a year end offering for the ministry via Director Rev. Jim Benton of the Goodwill Rescue Mission.

IV-Newark was also given an OFFICE. Yes, a space to call our own just three blocks from the NJIT campus. We are so thankful to Pastor Joe Carter from The New Hope Baptist Church who has gifted the ministry so generously. This space will enable us to have a place to train and fellowship with students. We are working on furnishing the office and getting it ready before the start of the Spring Semester!

IV-Newark's new office at the New Hope Baptist Church, 106 Sussex Avenue, Newark, NJ

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Snapshots of New Students... WOW!

Allow me to introduce some of our new additions God has brought to InterVarsity Newark this semester! God has been growing our chapters in a special and dynamic way. Thank you for your prayers and support as we continue to reach more students.

Dan, International NJIT student from China is studying Construction Mgmt (Grad Program). He is learning about Christianity and is enjoying spending time with IV students. Dan came to our Thankgiving Potluck and then came to our weekly worship gathering with another friend.

Doyin, Senior at Rutgers attended The Big Event with us and is growing in her relationship with the Lord. Doyin is beginning her applications to Med School next Summer.

Ben, on Guitar, is a student at Rutgers Newark and is a New Christian. He is sharing his musical talents by joining the worship team to praise the Lord.

Alexandra is an International Student from China working on her Computer Science degree at NJIT (Grad Program). She was able to find a local church through IV and also has been faithful to an on-campus small group.

Anson, transfer student to NJIT, is a new student who has quickly become a part of the IV Family.