This year is an exciting one because it is host to Urbana 15! Urbana is a huge student missions conference (over 16,000 people) that is put on by InterVarsity once every 3 years. Wondering why you should attend? Here are a few reasons. Many who have gone from our chapter in years past have all said that Urbana was a life changing experience. Definitely consider going and pray about this opportunity as this doesn’t happen every year! Urbana 15 will be from December 27-31, with early-bird pricing until June 30th. If you register by June 30th, scholarships are available by contacting James Ho (firstname.lastname@example.org). You can register for Urbana here.
Rockbridge registration has begun! Rockbridge is the regional end-of-the-year retreat where you’ll spend time relaxing in the gorgeous Blue Ridge mountains and meeting people from other chapters while reflecting over the year, worshiping, and engaging in awesome activities! Every year, we have students who are so positively convicted and changed in their walk with God from this retreat that we highly encourage you to experience this retreat for yourself! The retreat runs from May 3rd through May 8th, and the early bird cost is $320 until March 27th, which includes all housing, food, etc. After that, the fee is $350 until April 10th, and $380 until the retreat. Sign up or get more information at www.gotorockbridge.com! There is plenty of financial help available (just ask early!), which can be obtained by contacting James Ho (email@example.com). Go and be blessed!
Join InterVarsity for our annual spring retreat with students from North Carolina and South Carolina in a weekend filled with worship, prayer, clarity, training, direction, and fun! Spring Conference will be from February 13th to 15th, 2015. There are six tracks you can choose from, and you can learn more about what Spring Conference has to offer and register here! Register early (before 1/26/15) for the early bird price of $90.
Wishing our chapter a wonderful and restful winter break, as well as a blessed Christmas holiday! With the extra time away from school to sleep in, pick up old hobbies, and hang out with loved ones, we encourage you to take some of that time for yourself to reflect about this past semester. What have you learned? How are you feeling? What was satisfying about the past few months, and what wasn’t? Vision Team has put together this document with some questions to ponder upon, and vlogs about some topics and experiences. Check back to this post, as it will be updated with each new video!
Part I by Angela
Part II by Grace
Part III by Zhihao
Part IV by Jason
Part V by Matthew
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year, Duke InterVarsity!
Registration is now open for Fall Retreat 2014! This is the only retreat during the year that involves only our chapter, so it’s a great way to get to know others in IV at Duke and bond together as a cohesive group!The theme this year is “Called out… We don’t get it…” We will be looking into the life of Simon Peter, one of Jesus’ first followers, and see what Jesus is inviting us into in terms of our relationship with Him, and what it looks like to follow and walk with Him intimately. Sign up here and join us as we watch God move in amazing ways!
Our first-years and IV leadership had a wonderfully blessed time at New Student Retreat at Kure Beach! Enjoy this beautiful picture taken from the beach house by one of our freshmen small group leaders, Danielle Kwon.
Things can get pretty busy at Duke, so here’s a handy calendar to have around to keep up to date with all the events we have happening during the next month or so. Click the picture to view in full screen (and better resolution)!
You can also sync your Google calendar with our events calendar for your convenience!
Our new first years are officially moved in and Orientation Week has just begun! We hope you all have had a restful summer and are excited for the school year! Below is the schedule for all of our kick-off activities, so make sure you’re in the loop, and feel free to stop by at any/all the events we have throughout the week!
1. Casual O-Week Events
Cosmic Cantina Run – August 20th: 10:30pm Wednesday @ Cosmic Cantina, meet on steps of Lilly Library.
Ice Cream Social I – August 21st: 9pm Thursday @ the steps of Lilly Library.
Ice Cream Social II – August 23rd: 10:30pm Saturday @ the steps of Lilly Library.
Come out for free food and time to casually mingle with other first years and even some upperclassmen! These gatherings are informal, and there is no obligation to stay for the entire time. We would love to see you there!
2. Kick-off Retreat
August 22nd-23rd: 7:30pm Friday to 12pm Saturday @ Grey Stone Baptist Church.
Get ready for our annual kick-off retreat! We will be casting the vision for the new year, getting pumped through worship, and reflecting over what God has done in our lives over the summer. God has a lot planned for this year–are you in? All positional leaders are required to attend, but everyone is welcome and encouraged to come! Even if you aren’t on leadership, come learn about the year ahead or just spend time with friends. Rides will be provided. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
August 24th: 6pm on Sunday @ Marketplace Upper.
Class of 2018, this is for you! Come join us for dinner and fellowship to learn more about who we are! We will be doing introductions, and you’ll be able to mingle with one another and meet your future small group leaders. This is a great chance to meet other first-years as well as upperclass students. We are excited to get to know you!
4. First Large Group
August 28th: 7pm on Thursday @ White Lecture Hall, East Campus.
Mark your calendars for the biggest event of the first week of class — first large group of the year! Start off the semester with a bang :) We’ll be kicking off the new year with a brand new series and announcing AfterHours. Don’t miss it!
5. New Student Outreach
August – September.
Upperclass students, get excited to meet the Class of 2018! There is a whole string of events ready for you to welcome the incoming first-years and help them during this transition period. Stay tuned for upcoming events. Also, all upperclass students are encouraged to come to FreshStart to meet the first-years!
6. Small Groups
Small groups will be starting back up soon! Whether you’re an upperclassmen or a first year, we hope you can join us for these weekly gatherings where we connect and share with one another. Locations and times will be announced soon.
7. Stay connected!
Keep praying for the new school year, and we will see you soon :)
THE BEST TIME OF YOUR LIFE. BUT ACTUALLY.
Come see for yourself how much of an impact our regional end-of-the-year retreat, Rockbridge, can be! Spend time relaxing in the gorgeous Blue Ridge mountains as you meet people from other chapters, reflect over the year, worship, and do awesome activities like rope courses, zip-lining, frisbee golf, and more! Sign up at www.gotorockbridge.com for more information, and contact James (email@example.com) if you have questions. The retreat runs from May 4th through 9th, and cost is $340, which includes all housing, food, etc. There is financial help available, which can be obtained by contacting Philip (firstname.lastname@example.org) for a scholarship application. Hope you can join us for this awesome retreat!
A very merry and joyous Christmas to you! As we celebrate the birth of Jesus, we also celebrate God’s continued work in our lives today. Duke InterVarsity, these are your stories, in your own words, and they are part of God’s great redemptive story. Friends of Duke IV, Duke alumni, prospective students, Internet world, this is how God has been moving on campus, and this isn’t even the end of it! We hope you are blessed and encouraged by these stories. God is faithful.
Please visit the Duke IVCF Share website to read the stories!
And Mary said, “My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior… for he who is mighty has done great things for me, and holy is his name.” — Luke 1:46-47,49