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
Duke IV just spent a beautiful weekend at Camp Dixie for Fall Retreat. Our theme this year was on being missional. We talked about how we wanted to see God move on this campus, and we brainstormed ways in which we can reach out to our friends and the people God has placed in our lives.
On Saturday, we drew out relational maps of friends we wanted to reach out to and invest in. As a group, we came up with a total of 650+ people! Wow, that’s 650+ lives that could be changed because of all of our social connections! Let’s not leave Fall Retreat at Camp Dixie; let’s bring it back to Duke! Time to dream big — imagine what Jesus could do on this campus :) !!
And of course, what retreat is complete without a silly video? For your viewing pleasure: Fall Retreat ScavHunt!
Take a weekend away from the busyness of Duke’s campus to rest, have fun, pray, and worship with the whole IV chapter at the gorgeous Camp Dixie! We’ll be reflecting on the past year and looking forward to what God has in store for us.
Money and liability forms can be brought to your Small Group leaders or to Large Group every week until the retreat. If cost is an issue, scholarship applications are available; please contact Philip Me (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions!
Check out our Facebook event for more details and updates!
Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the watchman stays awake in vain. It is in vain that you rise up early and go late to rest, eating the bread of anxious toil; for he gives to his beloved asleep. — Psalm 127:1-2
From Friday, October 11th, to Friday, November 1st, we as a chapter will be intentionally resting. Take some time out during your week to just rest — whether that means spending time in the Word or praying, making music or playing sports, or hanging out with friends — take time to slow down and be rejuvenated. Would you believe that our God is still working even when we are not?! ;)
We invite you to share how God is working both in and outside of your time of intentional rest. What is God teaching you through scripture? Friends? Enjoyment of God and life and everything? Visit our Share site to share your thoughts and to be encouraged by others. :)
Be blessed, be rested.
While our new students are at the beach this weekend, we are covering them in prayer here at Duke. We cannot wait to hear stories from the weekend!
If you haven’t already registered to go, you should definitely consider signing up for our New Student Retreat! NSR is an amazing weekend of hanging out with your fellow IV Class of 2017 as we get to know each other, Jesus, and what the Bible has to say. With exams still far away, it’s the perfect time to take a break from campus to enjoy worship, fellowship, and forming lasting friendships while at the beach!
This is the last week to sign up, so be sure to register now! We promise you won’t regret it :)
We know the first month of school is filled with tons of new places to go to and people to meet, so we’ve created this calendar for you to keep track of what Duke IV is up to! Click the image to view full screen!
You can also sync your Google calendar with our events calendar. Happy orientation week :)
Friends, there is less than a WEEK before first-years start rolling in for orientation! We hope you all have had a restful summer and are excited for the school year! Take a look at the announcements below so you’re in the loop for all our kick-off activities!
1. Kick-off Retreat
August 23rd-24th: 8pm 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, sharing what God has done in our lives this summer, and preparing for what He’s going to do in the coming year. All positional leaders are required to attend, but everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend! Even if you aren’t on leadership, come learn about the year ahead or just spend time with friends. Rides will be provided. Please fill out this form if you plan on coming (for non-leaders). Email email@example.com with any questions.
August 25th: 5pm on Sunday @ Von Canon in the Bryan Center (below McDonald’s).
Class of 2017, this is for you! Come join us for dinner and fellowship to learn more about who we are! This is a great chance to meet other first-years as well as upperclass students. We are excited to get to know you!
3. First Large Group
August 29th. 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 a brand new series and announcing AfterHours. Don’t miss it!
4. New Student Outreach
August – September.
Upperclass students, get excited to meet the Class of 2017! 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. If you want to help out, please fill out the NSO 2013 Volunteer Sign-Ups. We need help!! Also, all upperclass students are encouraged to come to FreshStart to meet the first-years!
5. Small Groups
Keep your eyes peeled for the kick-off of small groups! Locations and times will be announced soon.
6. Stay connected!
Keep praying for the new school year, and we will see you soon :)
Hello Intervarsity and friends :)
As we transition into summer, let us not lose sight of who God is and who we are in Him, even in the midst of exciting internships, travel plans, and time with family and friends. Prayer Team has put together a summer devotional for us, with different activities and reflections for each day, as well as entries from our very own IV members.
We hope it encourages you this summer to pursue deeper fellowship with the Living God.
You can print out the devotional here.
To print as a booklet, go to Print → Properties → Printing Shortcuts → Booklet Printing, and make sure you choose two-sided printing.
(You can also find this devotional and past devotionals under our Resources page.)