World Student Day
Friday 17 October 2014: you are part of something bigger!
World Student Day is an annual celebration of all that God is doing, through IFES, amongst students around the world. On World Student Day, students, staff and supporters pray for one another and for specific situations facing students around the world.
This year's World Student Day will take place on Friday 17 October. Will you join us to pray for students from every nation?
Resources and social media
- Some suggestions for Scripture Engagement on World Student Day 2014.
- Resources to help you pray, and to publicise your own World Student Day event.
What prayer requests do you have for yourself, your group and your campus? We want to encourage and equip the global IFES community to pray for you, and to connect you with other students so you can pray for and encourage one another.
World Student Day also gives you a chance to learn what it is like to be a student in a different country, to make new friends from a different context, and to bring our prayers and concerns before our global God.
Put Friday 17 October in your calendar now and think about how you and your group will use this day, or the week around World Student Day, to pray for fellow students in other parts of the world.
Are you looking for a creative event to excite students about being part of the global IFES fellowship? Would you like to connect students with one another across national and cultural boundaries?
Put Friday 17 October in your calendar now and encourage students to do the same. Think about how you will use this day, or the week around World Student Day, to pray for students in other parts of the world.
'Change the university and you change the world.'
- Charles Habib Malik, Former President of the UN General Assembly.
You are an integral part of changing the world through your prayers for the university. We want to use this day of celebration to equip you, to excite you, and to fuel your prayers for IFES student ministry.
Why not plan a special prayer event for your church or home group on Friday 17 October, or in the week around World Student Day, to pray for students in other parts of the world. We would love you to join us in praying for students from every nation.
Send a student to World Assembly 2015
Why not use this special event to take an offering to help send a student to IFES World Assembly 2015.
The World Assembly conference fee is $890 per person. On average, we expect travel costs will be in the region of $2,000. Would you sponsor a student or staff member to attend? Although all participants must raise some of their own conference and travel costs, attendants from poorer countries have no way of raising this amount of money without outside assistance. That’s where you come in.
- Would you be able to underwrite the conference costs of $2,890 for one participant?
- Could you pay $100 to cover the on-site costs for one student for a day?
- Would you consider giving regularly for the next year to make World Assembly happen for people from every IFES ministry worldwide?
We are a community of national student movements engaging the university with the good news of Jesus.
Our vision is to see students built into communities of disciples, transformed by the gospel, impacting the university, the church and society for the glory of Christ.