Local, regional, and national conferences provide a space, set apart from "ordinary" life, for students to grow in their spiritual journeys, to engage key issues relevant to the life of faith, and to form deeper relationships with each other in community. And they are just plain fun - chatting until the wee hours of the night, worshipping with hundreds of other college students, and knowing you are part of something bigger. Here are the conferences coming our way:
Fall Semester 2017
Meta Student Conference 2017
Meta Student Conference is InterVarsity’s annual state-wide student conference in Florida. The speakers and seminars will challenge your faith and better equip you to build the kingdom of God on your campus. Join hundreds of other college students from around the state as we worship, learn, and grow in love for God, God’s word, God’s people of every ethnicity and culture, and God’s purposes in the world. This year our theme is Love for God's Purposes in the World.
October 13-15, 2017 ~ Tampa, FL
Spring Semester 2018
Every year, thousands of new students enter Central Florida colleges, but only a fraction of those students have an opportunity to feast with our God and his people. What if this spring, every small group in Central Florida gave 2 new students an opportunity to engage with Jesus through our community on a weekly basis? Imagine how many more students could take part in God’s great banquet.
This will not be your typical weekend conference. Launch Lab is an interactive learning community where you will use your God-given talents to expand our Kingdom impact in Central Florida.
February, 2018 ~ Melbourne, FL
Focus Week is a chance to get away with students from campuses all over Florida and engage topics of faith, missional living, leadership and God’s work in the world. Unplug from a hectic semester and discover Jesus in new ways through daily track time, free afternoons to hang with friends, play sports or nap in a hammock and evening sessions where you can engage in worship and be challenged through scripture.
Whether you are just checking out Jesus, learning what it means to follow him, feeling called to step out in leadership, or are ready to become a revolutionary on campus, Focus Week offers a one-of-a-kind opportunity to go deeper in your faith, be equipped to lead and be empowered to serve your campus. I can’t think of a better way to start your summer!
May, 2018 ~ Near Ocala, FL