Metro Area Day
Each semester, we host a Metro Area Day for InterVarsity students from around the Twin Cities. You can come, your friends from campus can come, and your friends who go to a different campus can come! This is a great opportunity for you to grow in your faith around a big group of college students from other campuses who are doing the same thing.
Join us this fall on Saturday, September 24th from 9-1pm at Mill City Church Commons (3023 Randolph St. NE) in Minneapolis.
Sign Up Here
Go ahead and sign up, and we'll email you more information as we get closer to the day.
What will we be doing? We get to connect with students from our own campus, students from other campuses, experience great worship, quiet times with God, amazing food, vibrant Scripture study, and energizing real discussions about life in college.
How much does this cost? Nothing - it's free!
How do I get there? Your campus will coordinate rides!
Can I invite my friend from another campus? Definitely. Just have them sign up at this link.
What will worship be like? Aashish Baskaran (local Twin Cities worship pastor) will be leading us in musical worship, and you don't want to miss it! You can check out this Spotify playlist if you want to jam before Saturday.
What if I have a conflict for part of the time? No worries. We encourage you to come for the full time so that you get the most out of it, but if you have a conflict you can't work around, just let your staff know!
What are the breakout sessions?
Being a First Year Student (with Amy Wells): It's challenging and exciting to be a first-year/freshman student on campus. How do you navigate the difficulties and opportunities? What does it look like to grow in your faith in the midst of all of the transition?
Reaching Out to My Friends (with Jamie Ladipo): You probably have friends on campus who aren't Christians, and you probably want them to know about the importance of your faith in your life. But, maybe it's felt awkward or strange, or you just don't know where to start. InterVarsity's associate national director of evangelism is the actual best - super relatable, and she knows what it's like to be you. Come learn from her about how to share your faith with your friends!
Being a BIPOC Student on Campus (with Dustin Kwee): There are challenges and opportunities to being a student of color on your campus. Come to this breakout to be supported by other students of color and learn how to thrive in your years on campus, both in your faith and your college life.
Time Management (with Lucas Wencl): One of the biggest stressors in college is feeling like you just don't have enough time, or that your time in going somewhere that you didn't want it to go. Jesus cares deeply about your time, and he is present with you in managing it. In this session, you'll learn a practical tool to help you manage your time better so that you can enjoy college with more freedom, peace, and openness to what God has for you.
Self Care for InterVarsity Leaders (with Pastor Joel & Pastor Julie Stegman): Perhaps by this point in the semester, if you're a current InterVarsity student leader, you're wondering how you can care for yourself and your spiritual life as you invest in others. Joel and Julie Stegman are local pastors who experienced campus ministry leadership life, as well, and they have some great resources for you to be filled up as you pour into others.