Intervarsity Springfield

submitted by Jessica Pafumi

This June Jessica Pafumi was hired as Springfield Area Director. She is working to build up a Springfield area team of volunteers and staff to serve the local 8 campuses in the Greater Springfield area. This fall we have made contact with over 80 students and faculty across the area and are seeking God in direction for how to plant all 8 campuses by 2025.

 

We have an established and thriving ministry at the American International College where previous staff Noelia Rodriguez, really helped to get things started We are investing in 15 core members, students are leading weekly Bible studies. We have seen 1 student come to faith already on campus this year and are praying for 4 more. We are also currently preparing for our annual alternative spring break trip, ServeUp. ServeUp is an opportunity to bring both Christian and non-christian students on a service project to work together and discuss the relationship between faith, justice and service. We will be serving in Puerto Rico this year to continue with hurricane Maria damage and offer relief from the now devastating earthquakes over the last month.

 

Intervarsity Springfield is currently working at both Springfield College and Bay Path University with student and faculty partners. With student contacts on each campus, we are hoping to invest in those students’ discipleship and growth as missional leaders. We are also working hard to meet faculty and staff to build trust and relationship on the campus to provide sustainable ministry into the future.

We continue to have campus access issues at WNEU and would really appreciate your prayers in seeing administration become open to having InterVarsity as a partner to students in growing a Christian Fellowship on campus.


Our current needs are continued support in upholding the ministry in prayer, connecting with interested volunteers, and giving towards the Springfield Area account to both hire more staff and scholarship student needs. Thank you for your giving and partnership. We couldn’t do this work without the whole body of Christ on our area