For chapters beginning with about 10 to 30 students, this template will help you with core resources for each NSO Phase: Prepare, Engage and Grow. Feel free to use the plan as is or to add or swap in your favorite resources.
- Anchored in the Holy Spirit
- Prayer Guide for New Student Outreach
- Network Mapping for Online or In-Person Settings
- Instagram Follow Up 101
- Running a Chapter Instagram Account
- What If I Hate Instagram? (and Other Instagram Outreach FAQ)
Engage the Campus
- NSO Back-to-School Retreat Template
- Self-Care Outreach Proxe (in-person)
- Mobilize Students With the Call to Mission Bible Study
- Best Practices for Follow Up
- Why Follow Up Matters
Grow the Movement
A 5-part guided series where you and your community will learn to respond to the Holy Spirit’s presence and power.
Before we plan barbecues and welcome tables to meet new students & faculty, we have a great opportunity to spiritually prepare for New Student Outreach. This guide will help as you gather your ministry partners to pray for your campuses.
This Network Mapping guide will help you meet international students online or in-person.
To reach a new generation of students, we have to meet them where they are, online. This resource will help you meet students online and develop relationships that move from online to in person.
We answer some common questions about Instagram Outreach.
Engage the Campus
Inviting your friends to follow Jesus is the one of the most significant things you can do to see decisions of faith on your campus. Use this resource to help you explain the gospel and invite a response.
This short Bible study on Matthew 9:35-38 can help you and other interested students discern God's invitation and think through your connections on campus.
Our campuses are desperate for self-care. This four-session series will invite your community - Christians and seekers alike - to explore their level of self-care (body, soul, relationships), and consider Jesus’ invitation for true rest, joy, and peace found in him.
A back-to-school retreat allows returning InterVarsity students to reconnect with one another, re-center in our purpose on campus, re-ignite our hearts for building witnessing communities. This resource will help you lead a retreat to prepare students to welcome new students.
A collection of interactive visual displays that are designed to spark spiritual conversations on the important topic of self-care and offer Jesus’ invitation of rest, joy, and peace. Included you’ll find full instructions, leaders guide, and training on how to set up and lead this proxe.
A practical guide to the four components of excellent follow up: 1) Jesus-centered hospitality; 2) Face-to-Face connection; 3) Two more times of connection; 4) Web a community.
In this series of short videos, Los Angeles Ministry Director Sam Rizk shares why follow-up is critical for ministry, what makes good follow up, and how to move forward with great follow-ups.
We’ve compiled some of the best ideas for running a chapter instagram account: post ideas, ready-to-use content, editing tips, and a guide to using ads.
Grow the Movement
As your ministry prepares to return to campus (whether online or hybrid), help your community process the grief from the past season and long for God's hope and renewal with these two Bible studies (Psalm 42, Isaiah 55), complete with leaders guide and printable manuscript.
Small Groups are amazing places of community and witness to the gospel, but sometimes they can get a little stuck. Small Group Garage is a communal tool that helps you hear from God and take a practical next step to help your small group thrive as a witnessing community.
Debriefing your ministry activity, especially in a busy season like New Student Outreach, is critical. Turbo-charge your debriefs with these question ideas and pro-tips.