ABC’S of IS/IVCF

A: About Our History

Inter School/Inter Varsity Christian Fellowship was introduced to Trinidad and Tobago by Mrs. Ruby Thompson in 1956. After witnessing the transformation work of Inter Varsity Christian Fellowship (IVCF) in the life of students at the University of the West Indies, Jamaica, she was encouraged to start a similar group in Trinidad and Tobago. On her return she formed the first Inter School Christian Fellowship (ISCF) club at St. George’s College, Barataria.

B: Big Picture

This non-profit organization is recognized by the government of Trinidad and Tobago and is governed by a board of directors, managed by a General Secretary and staffed by administrative and field workers.

 

The organisation is mainly supported by donations from individuals like you.

 

Inter School/Inter Varsity Christian Fellowship is affiliated with 150 international movements(ifesworld.org), and dedicated to thousands of students in approximately 100 local institutions, including primary, secondary and tertiary.

 

  • ACTIVE IN 134 SCHOOLS
  • OVER 2200 STUDENTS
  • OVER 14900 ALUMNI

C: Culture

The IS/IVCF club is not a church and is non-denominational. It is a club that includes those who are seeking Jesus Christ as Lord and have a desire to walk according to His teachings.

 

Club meetings are open to all persons from different backgrounds.

 

At the primary school level ISCF volunteers teach Religious Instruction for one class period per week.

 

At the secondary level, each group would usually be sponsored/facilitated by a Christian teacher of the given school.

 

In our tertiary groups, a willing Christian faculty member usually acts as an advisor.

Purpose: To Know Christ & To Make Him Known

To advance the Evangelical Christian faith among students in universities, theological colleges, training colleges, technical colleges, high schools and other similar institutions elsewhere.

To witness for the Lord Jesus Christ as God Incarnate and to lead others to a personal faith in Him as Saviour.

To deepen and strengthen the spiritual life of students and others by the study of the Bible, prayer and Christian fellowship.
To emphasize the essential duty and privilege of every Christian to take a definite interest and share the world wide missions.

To give and pray and serve where God directs.

Our Content

Through club meetings, discipleship and leadership training camps/conferences, students receive mentoring with regards to:

  • our Christian worldview
  • a deeper spiritual walk
  • career and vocational choices
  • interpersonal skills
  • leadership and family issues

Our Output

Students disciples of Christ who are capable and motivated to evangelize so as to nurture and make other disciples for Christ. Our students mature into responsible, productive and principled citizens who are capable of contributing meaningful to this society.

IS/IVCF staff workers oversee the creation and running of clubs from primary to tertiary institutions. Student leaders are discipled through scripture engagement, trained in evangelism and exposed to missions.

Get involved

We invite you to partner with us by offering your time, skills and financial resources. Volunteers are always welcomed.