Looking to the future, SBPC invests in one of the largest university ministries in the country. Intervarsity Christian Fellowship's mission is to establish and advance at colleges and universities witnessing communities of students and faculty who follow Jesus as Savior and Lord: growing in love for God, God's Word, God's people of every ethnicity and culture and God's purposes in the world. IVCF is active on almost 700 campuses in the USA. We at SBPC support IVCF workers on both coasts: Ramiro & Wendy Marchena in San Diego and Chris Nichols in New England.
On July 8, SBPC missionary, Chris Nichols, spoke in worship about his work among college students in New England through Intervarsity Christian Fellowship. What he didn't mention was the astounding growth realized during his 8 years of ministry there. IVCF was on 44 campuses when he arrived and is now on 56 campuses. Student participation has risen from 1711 to 2270. Chris has inspired a new mindset, with IVCF in New England becoming a "conversional community" where highest priority is placed on "advancing the Kingdom through whole life conversion to Jesus." We support Chris with funding and prayer!