Catalyze Courses

Please take a look at what we are expecting to offer in 2022 by clicking below; save the dates in your calendar, and arrange to talk to your supervisor about attending Catalyze this summer! 

REGISTRATION FOR ONSITE CATALYZE WILL BE OPEN THROUGH MAY 31.
REGISTRATION FOR ONLINE CATALYZE WILL BE OPEN THROUGH JUNE 14.

ONSITE COURSES IN MADISON, WI

3D Theology: Height, Breadth and Depth for Our Mission

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Theology in InterVarsity should fuel our devotion to God, our engagement with a diverse world, and our discernment for campus work. Rather than fancy jargon or complex concepts, this course offers a toolkit designed to help staff develop awareness of the traditions that shape us, skills for meaningful discourse, and faithful approaches to meet the moment. 
JEFF LIOU
National Director, Theological
Formation

 

June 29 - July 1
 
$470
 
CORE ACTIVITY: Growth and Development

Strengths, Leadership & Vocation: Leveraging your strengths as you steward your development and career 

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Understanding your strengths and weaknesses can help you sharpen your ministry today and help you make good decisions about what comes next. We'll dive into CliftonStrengths (formerly StrengthsFinder) to help you:

  • Learn how you are built and how you can excel 
  • Develop your strengths right where you are 
  • Identify and mitigate your weaknesses 
  • Consider and prepare for your future 

We'll also talk about discerning your future vocation and career steps, look at possible paths within InterVarsity, and developing relationships that will help you invest in your leadership and steward your vocational development. 

No prior experience with strengths is necessary, if you haven't taken the assessment we'll work with you to get it done as part of your pre-course.

MAILIN YOUNG
National Director, Leadership Development
 
NEIL LIVINGSTONE
Associate Director, Senior Leadership Development
June 29 - July 1

$470
 
CORE ACTIVITY: Growth and Development

Holy Spirit on Campus: Experiencing the Power and Presence of the Holy Spirit in Ministry

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With his last words on earth, Jesus made a huge promise: “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you...” (Acts 1:8). As you step on campus, do you feel that you’re operating out of the power of God’s Spirit? In this learning environment we’ve created spaces to experience the power and presence of God, while learning how to replicate these experiences in the ministries you serve. We’ll teach rhythms that will help you biblically and theologically ground and debrief these experiences, so that your students can learn to do the things that Jesus did, for the reasons he did them.
ANDREW GIVENS
Area Director, Boston Metro West
June 29 - July 1

$470

CORE ACTIVITY: Prayer

Four Roots: Planting and Growing Thriving Community College Ministries

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Community college ministry is becoming increasingly common in InterVarsity, but how exactly it's supposed to work can still feel like a mystery! You might be asking, "How do I even start a CC ministry? And once I've started it, how do I keep it alive?" The answer is, “The Four Roots.” Based on research from an Underserved Institutions project, this framework for CC ministry will equip and empower you with a clear roadmap in the four roots of campus leadership, campus rhythms, community partnership, and area support. You will explore each “root,” diagnose your CC chapter in that “root,” and learn tools to achieve the next growth step. This course is open for staff and volunteers who are already working in community college ministry or are planning to start working at a specific community college in the coming school year.  TIM HSIEH
Regional Director, Northwest
 
MOLLY RAMOS
Regional Coordinator, Greater Los Angeles
June 29 - July 1
 
$470
 
CORE ACTIVITY: Campus Strategy

Urbana Prayer Intercessors Training (by invitation only)

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In this course we will learn how to lead our team at Urbana, ways to go deeper into intercession together and spend time interceding for the conference and the ONS class happening concurrently. JESSICA GRAHMANN
Senior Spiritual Formation & Prayer Specialist, Arizona
 
ELSIE MOKOBAN
Senior Campus Staff Minister, Florida

 

June 22 - 25
 
$240
 
CORE ACTIVITY: Prayer
 

Urbana Prayer Ministry Training (by invitation only)

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In this course we will learn our role as regional team leaders, explore advanced Immanuel Approach Techniques, and provide prayer ministry for ONS staff. LAUREL DE VERA
Associate Area Director, Mountains and Valleys
 
BRUNEL BIENVENU
Area Director, New York City
June 25 - 28

$240

CORE ACTIVITY: Prayer

ONLINE COURSES ON ZOOM

Growing Chapter Resilience

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This course is designed to help staff increase the spiritual resilience and rootedness of chapters they lead that are under 30 in size. We will focus on our well-tested approach of strengthening the chapter root system through volunteer development and intercessory prayer as well as the two fundamentals of chapter leadership: growing leaders and outreach / hospitality, focusing on concrete plans for New Student Outreach.  DAVE PALADINO
Interim National Director, Discipleship & Growth
 
ALLISON ALLRED
Coach & Trainer, Chapter Turnaround
June 21 - 24
 
$100
 
CORE ACTIVITY: Campus Strategy

Empowering Gen Z to Reach Their Peers with Fresh Good News

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You will learn to fuel Gen Z students’ passion and vision to reach their non-Christian friends with love and courage. Learn to contextualize tried and true evangelism practices to a new Generation and be equipped with new resources, like our Gen Z gospel allegories. 

 

JAMIE LADIPO
Associate Director, Evangelism
 
ANGELO BLANCAFLOR
Communications Manager, Evangelism
 
DOUG SCHAUPP
Director, Evangelism
June 21 - 24
 
$100
 
CORE ACTIVITY: Evangelism

The Theology and Ethics of Martin Luther King, Jr.

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In this two-week course, you will learn how King’s spirituality and leadership can deepen your own; how his theology can ground your own ethics; and how his compelling public theology for Christian engagement can shape your own social engagement. King’s vision of the beloved community, his commitment to nonviolence, and his love-justice dialectic point towards powerful applications for campus ministry and contemporary social issues. Seminary credit through Fuller is also available for this course!   JEFF LIOU
National Director, Theological Formation
July 5-7, 12-14
 
$200 (plus a seminary fee if taking the course for credit)
 
CORE ACTIVITY: Diverse Community

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