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Refresh Outreach Proxe (in-person) 

This art display outreach (proxe) features a Native-influenced gospel allegory which engages both Christians and non-Christians with the brokenness of our world and Creator's restorative beauty. Students have been stunned to see Creator Sets Free (Jesus), who meets them in life's deserts and offers to transform all things. 

View All Proxe Panel Images (pdf)

View Refresh Proxe SCRIPT (pdf)

View Pocket Proxe (pdf)

View Pocket Proxe SCRIPT (pdf)

View Student Leader Training (gslides)


What is a proxe? 

A proxe is a set of large, interactive visual displays meant to start spiritual conversations on campus (with passers-by, both strangers and friends). The term proxe is a made-up word that we use for interactive art displays that lead to the Gospel. Learn more about running a proxe station. 


In-Person Proxe

How do I print a proxe? 

Download the Proxe PDF and save to a flash drive. Take to your favorite print shop and ask them to print a “lightweight banner 30x48.” Do not use online ordering; the uploading process downgrades the image quality.  

art scenes of beach, city, forest, and mountains with the question: Where do you go to refresh?
art scenes of environmental destruction, racism, international war, and greed, with the question: What destructive forces in our world bother you most?

 

art scene of a flowing robe watering the dry desert ground
art scene of creator

 


Pocket Proxe

There are two main ways to use a pocket proxe:

  1. In partnership with the large proxe. You send out a team of students to engage with people who are at a distance from the physical proxe. You use the pocket proxe to pique their interest and move these people toward the main proxe. 
  2. You can use the pocket proxe all by itself. This portable version allows you to have spiritual conversations anywhere: cafe, after class, in the dorm, at work, your small group, you name it. 
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InstaProxe Outreach (Online)

Empower your Instagram followers and community to share Jesus’ invitation of beauty, hope and harmony with our Instagram-ready artwork, help guide, and other resources. This resource takes some of the key messages and contextualizes them for Instagram posts, stories, and reels. 

Download Images  Download GIF  Download Reels

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Use this gallery of images to create your own Insta-proxe panels to share on your chapter accounts, personal pages, and beyond.  The first three stories of your Instaproxe are the same images and questions as the in person proxe (see example).  The fourth panel you can invite to your in-person proxe, an event that features Refresh, your large group or small group


 

About the Artist: Maggie Waldmyer

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Maggie is a Filipina-American artist, designer, and InterVarsity alumna from Wisconsin. Maggie has helped non-profits, churches, and entrepreneurs see their creative and innovative ideas come to life to see communities thrive. Her intuitive imagination combined with her embodied global experiences of people, stories, and spaces lend themselves to her artistic vision. You can find her in her natural habitat wrapped in blankets with a fresh cup of tea, playing video games, and extrovert-ing with good friends and mentors. View more of Maggie’s work at mwaldmyerdesign.com or find her on Instagram @mwaldmyer. 

 

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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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