Innovation: Inspiring Evangelism

IFES Innovation is an initiative to encourage collaborative learning across our international network of Christian student groups. 

You may have heard about evangelistic tools, such as Uncover which was developed in Great Britain in 2011 to help students engage with the narrative of the gospels and has since been translated into more than 20 languages. Other university groups have put on events, such as the Arts Festival for Justice in Guatemala, or exhibitions, like “Axiomas” in Mexico, which used a display of images and quotes to explore questions of faith and morality (see their promotional video, in Spanish).

 

Have you thought of a new and creative way to share the gospel on campus, but you don’t have enough money to finance it?
 

IFES has received some funding to help student groups put more creative ideas into action. We want to use these funds to develop new approaches to evangelism, learn together and share resources, so we can continue to make an impact on our campuses with the gospel.

 

Innovation

Innovation - the value of learning and creating together – is one of the firm foundations of the IFES community, as set out in our Living Stones vision. IFES connects more than half a million students in over 160 countries; with such a wide variety of cultures and contexts, we are in an excellent position to share new and creative resources and ideas. 

We want to provide space for you – IFES students and staff – to be innovative, and to use your creativity as you communicate the gospel on campus.

 

"Evangelism is one of the heartbeats of IFES... I invite you to be bold, to be imaginative." Daniel Bourdanné - IFES General Secretary

 

 

Inspiring Evangelism

We are offering grants of between $500 and $7,500 - anticipating most grants to fall around the $2,000 mark – to creative ideas that have a good balance of the following criteria:

  • Innovative - a new idea combined with a sense of passion to deliver it well
  • Relevant - understands and connects with student culture in its context
  • Replicable - potential to repeat, expand to other cities, and multiply impact
  • Catalysing - the funding from IFES will be the initial spark not the sole funding source

 

How do you apply?

If you’re a student or staff worker with an idea you want to share with us, download the application form and email it to innovation@ifesworld.org

What are you waiting for?! This is your chance to do something new and exciting, and impact your university community for Christ.

 

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