Join us May 12-16, August 18-22, or August 25-29 for Summit 2019.
We long to see spiritual revival in New England, but what would it look like to prepare ourselves for such an in-breaking movement of God’s Kingdom on our campuses? What would it look like to be leaders and influencers of such a movement? What would it look like for all of us to operate fully in our gifts, individually and communally, to honor what God wants to do in and through us? Ultimately, what would it look like to see our lives, our campuses, and our world transformed?
This is what Summit is about: empowering our movement through student-leaders like you to bring the Kingdom to the places that only you can.
Summit is a 5-day gathering for students from various InterVarsity chapters around New England, during which all will be better equipped and empowered to further lead healthy Kingdom-ministry back on their own campuses. It will include rich daily time in scripture study, practical leadership training in the context of focused tracks (see descriptions below), and communal space to learn, to worship, to enjoy community with like-minded students from your campus and with campuses across New England. And, of course, FUN time hanging out at a beautiful retreat center?
Our genuine hope is that each student who comes to Summit will leave with a deeper relationship with Jesus, further skills in their own leadership, plans for the upcoming year, and a transformative experience of community.
This year we will have 3 afternoon track options:
Track #1: Reaching New Corners
evangelism & planting focus
Participants will be trained in ways to start new ministries where none exist. These could be bible studies, small groups, entirely new chapters, or creative forms of outreach that connect with new communities or new areas of campus that InterVarsity has yet to reach. This track will be a good fit for those interested in evangelism, apostolic ministry, and boldly exploring uncharted territory.
Track #2: Cultivating Community
gathering, shepherding & small-group focus
Effective gathering is an important aspect of building a healthy ministry presence on campus. Participants will be trained in how to both gather and lead groups of God’s people, practice compelling hospitality, and create space where relationships can flourish. This track will be a good fit for those interested in shepherding and teaching, or those with an affinity for relational work.
Track #3: Developing Missional Leaders
intentional discipleship & spiritually-healthy leading
God desires each of us to be healthy (spiritually, emotionally, and otherwise) as He calls us into deeper leadership in the Kingdom. This track will explore what it means to be a truly healthy leader, and how to disciple others (as well as be discipled ourselves) into such healthy leadership. This track will be a great fit for those who already have established leadership roles in their own campus chapters.
Week 1: May 12 - 16
Maine College of Art
Nashua Community College
Northern Vermont University
University of New England
University of Vermont
Week 2: August 18 - 22
Asnuntuck Community College
Central Connecticut State University
Eastern Connecticut State University
Green Mountain College
Kennebec Valley Community College
Middlesex Community College
Rhode Island College
Southern Connecticut State University
University of Bridgeport
Western Connecticut State University
Week 3: August 25 - 29
Bunker Hill Community College
New England Conservatory
Southern New Hampshire State
University of Hartford
University of Rhode Island