Intervarsity Christian Fellowship (IV)
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship at Rocky Mountain College is a group of students encouraging each other in their Christian faith, asking important questions, and having a great time serving the campus and community. Our IV chapter is part of the national Intervarsity organization.
What is the national InterVarsity organization all about?
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship is an evangelical campus mission serving more than 35,000 students and faculty on more than 560 college and university campuses nationwide. Incorporated in 1941, InterVarsity has a rich tradition of campus witness, thoughtful discipleship, and a concern for world missions.
What is the overall purpose of InterVarsity?
In response to God's love, grace and truth, the purpose of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship is to establish and advance at colleges and universities witnessing communities of students and faculty who follow Jesus as Savior and Lord: growing in love for God, God's Word, God's people of every ethnicity and culture and God's purposes in the world.
What does IV do every week here at RMC?
We have small group Bible studies a couple of times and places on campus. Contact the Faculty Rep or the IV Staff Leader for details.
We also meet with the IV Chapter from MUS-B and have a fun activity about once a month just for students to get to know each other better and really feel connected.
Who makes up the leadership team for IV at RMC?
IV is a student-led organization approved by the College. Typically about four students are in charge of scheduling, activities, and the overall organization. Dan Hargrove is a member of Rocky's faculty in the aviation program, and is the Faculty Representative for IV. Justin and Audrey Christofferson are full-time staff for IV and work with both the RMC chapter and the chapter down the street at Montana State University-Billings. Justin and Audrey are good people to contact for specific questions about events and scheduling.
Do IV students go to local churches?
Yes. They attend quite a few different churches, and get involved at various levels. Connecting with other students at IV is a great way to learn about churches in the area, and a great way to get a ride.
Who should come to IV at RMC?
Everyone! College is an important time to examine your faith, and grow in your relationship with God. The students in IV want everyone to feel welcome, and meet each other where they are in their faith. We are serious about learning more about God and the Bible, and understanding what it is to really know Jesus Christ. We are also serious about relationships, accountability, serving and fun.
What about retreats?
There are four retreats each year. The In-Step retreat is at a beautiful mountain camp near Bozeman over a weekend in early fall. Students from all the IV chapters in Montana (five total colleges and universities) are there. It's a great way to start the school year, and really get to know other students.
There is also a Fall Faith retreat in October, a Spring Faith retreat in Butte in March, and a student leadership retreat in Bozeman in April.
What else does IV do during the school year?
Whatever students are interested in. To promote friendships and service, we have social events at the Faculty Representative's house and with the IV chapter at MSU-B. We get together for movie nights, ultimate Frisbee, ski trips or whatever else students want to do. We do service projects around campus and in the local community, such as working with the Montana Rescue Mission or the Food Bank,