Reaching Out to New Students (Ministry Playbook)

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Reaching Out to New Students 

New Student Outreach is an opportunity for a bunch of strangers—Christians and non-Christians, grads and undergrads—to become friends and journey together following Jesus in the first month or so of the school year. Discern your (and your InterVarsity team’s) next step in outreach using our one scoop or two-scoop outreach framework. You will love how God will shape you and your team as disciples as you welcome others into your community.  

Level Up Your New Student Outreach

This 30-minute course will teach you how to prepare for New Student Outreach on your campus so you can be ready to welcome and follow up with the new students that show up on your campus.

  • Understand the significance of NSO on campus and effectively communicate its life-changing impact to others.
  • Recognize and apply the four steps involved in NSO (Prepare, Connect, Follow Up, and Debrief), along with their best practices. 
  • Utilize InterVarsity's top NSO resources to prepare for a successful NSO season strategically.

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Course Quicksheet

This is a quick summary of the material that you can use as a preview of the course or as a refresher once you've taken it!

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Note: This course is hosted by The Ministry Playbook, which is an online learning space for students, interns, new staff, volunteers, and faculty, meant to offer the basics of campus ministry to anyone who feels called to it. This course is just one of many courses included in the Playbook. In order to take the course, you will need to create an account with The Ministry Playbook.

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InterVarsity has taken 75 years of ministry experience and turned our best strategies and resources into an online learning space called the Ministry Playbook. Through our tailored courses, anyone and everyone can be equipped for campus ministry to this generation of students and faculty. 

We want to see every college campus transformed by the power of the Gospel. God is on the move on a campus near you, and he's inviting you to come along for the ride. Come check out the Ministry Playbook:

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InterVarsity's Evangelism Department is reaching students and faculty for Jesus through a culture of evangelistic innovation. 

We empower students, faculty, and staff by: 1) pursuing Spirit-led, innovative evangelism strategies. 2) developing next-generation evangelistic tools that engage diverse campus groups. 3) strengthening our spiritual disciplines for listening to and collaborating with God in our witness. 

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