Breaking new ground

Pioneering student witness in new places

We want to see a faithful witness to Christ in every university in the world.

Today IFES has student fellowships in over 170 countries. But there are still thousands of university campuses around the globe without any Christian witness. We believe that every student should have the opportunity to hear about Jesus. That’s why IFES continues to pioneer new student ministries in unreached campuses, cities and countries.

The Breaking New Ground project was launched in 2018 to support and resource national movements in pioneering ministry.

We aim to do this by awarding grants to enable pioneering projects, by identifying and training people in pioneering ministry and by mobilising prayer across our global network.

Introducing Breaking New Ground:

Our global grant program

The IFES Breaking New Ground project is supporting students and staff all over the world with seed funding as they plant groups in new cities. We’re also pioneering in new countries, including Equatorial Guinea, the Faroe Islands and New Caledonia. Other movements are being supported by grants to travel to unreached campuses, to train and disciple students, to host outreach events and to produce Bible study materials.

“Pioneering new work has always been part of the DNA of IFES. Breaking New Ground is an exciting new initiative encouraging, supporting and resourcing a new wave of pioneering around the world.”

Nigel Pollock, Program Director and Head Coach, Breaking New Ground

Apply for a grant

Applications for Breaking New Ground project grants are now open. Please email to request an application form. The deadline for applications is Monday 14 October 2019.

Training a new generation of pioneers in 2019

In October 2019, IFES will hold a gathering in Canada to train 50 students, graduates and young staff involved in planting new groups around the world. Participants will receive Bible teaching and practical training in pioneering, as well as opportunities to share ideas, resources, stories and prayer needs.

Give now

Your gift to the Breaking New Ground project will help provide seed-funding grants, training and resources for student leaders and staff planting new groups around the world.

Give now