Planting Chapter Template

Starting Something New or Replanting Chapters

For chapters beginning with about 1 to 10 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.

Prepare Together

Engage the Campus

Grow the Movement 

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Prepare Together

Prayer walks are a great way to encounter God on campus and explore what God's doing there. Prayer walks help us step out of what's familiar and embrace a posture of curiosity, humility, and expectancy. This resource will help you lead a prayer walk.
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.

Engage the Campus

This 5-week God-Investigation Group (GIG) series includes compelling illustrations, guided discussion, and application questions. Each study also has an accompanying leader's guide with community building suggestions, questions for going deeper, and other leadership insights.
Do you already love using the Encounters with Jesus Series? Want to apprentice other students to lead simple impactful Bible studies too? This supplemental guide will help you empower an apprentice as you pass off more and more leadership over the course of the 5-week Encounters with Jesus series.
Everything you do on campus with InterVarsity is an opportunity to empower new students! This resource will give you ideas and practical tools to share leadership, develop apprentices, and create a culture of empowerment.

Grow the Movement

A Launch Gathering is a catalytic event that creates space for students to tell their faith stories and for new students to learn what InterVarsity is all about. This two-week guide will lead your group (a small group, a leaders team, or a core team) through the process of preparing, inviting for, and hosting your Launch Gathering.
How can a small group increase its impact? By becoming a sending community! Sending people out to create more spaces for their friends to encounter God helps us truly bring the Love of God to every corner of campus. Use Multiplying Small Groups to help students gain vision, receive training, and make invitation plans to launch new small groups.

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