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GraduateImpact


Equipping graduates in Europe and Eurasia as Ambassadors for Christ in their workplaces, professions and societies.

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GraduateImpact


Equipping graduates in Europe and Eurasia as Ambassadors for Christ in their workplaces, professions and societies.

 

IFES GraduateImpact

GraduateImpact is a project of the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students (IFES), a global network of Christian ministries focussed on presenting the good news of Jesus Christ in students in every campus around the world. We operate in the IFES regions of Eurasia and Europe.

Our work focusses specifically on how we can best equip the emerging generation of young Christians to learn to integrate their passion for following Jesus into their working life after University.

We do this by training and mentoring, and below you can find links to our other dedicated websites.

Within this site you will find articles that may help you, and you will find ways to help us grow this strategic ministry.

 
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Why Graduate Impact?


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Why Graduate Impact?


Living Signposts                    

All Christians all the time are saying something to someone by the way we live and the way we speak. Either we're saying Jesus makes all the difference in the world or else we're saying that he's irrelevant.

There's not time for Christians to be proclaiming Christ as Lord on Sunday and yet living as if he's meaningless from Monday to Friday.

We want to help you learn to integrate what you say and what you do so that you feel confident speaking up for Jesus when your colleagues ask what you believe. 

Ambassadors for Christ

In 2 Corinthians 5 Paul describes himself as an Ambassador for Christ. It's a great expression - an ambassador needs to know 2 things to be effective: first they need to know the message of the king they represent, second they need to know how not to cause wrong offence in the culture they're in.

Nobody can ever understand the culture or your workplace as well as you do. You're the obvious person to bring in the message of the King.

We want to help you learn how to do this - to get the message right, and to support you in your culture.

Worldview Tree                      

Ted Turnau uses this idea to show the connection between what we believe and how we live... you plant an apple seed you only expect to see apples on the branches.

But often the way we live at work is not the same as the way we live outside work. We buy-in to the cultural norms of our workplace and behave like those around us, just because nobody has helped us think through how to be different.

We want to help you work Christianly in your profession because it is good for you, your workplace & your society.

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Cross-Current


Unique mentoring groups for young graduates based either round single professions or in single city/country locations. Visit the dedicated site for more info

Cross-Current Website

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Cross-Current


Unique mentoring groups for young graduates based either round single professions or in single city/country locations. Visit the dedicated site for more info

Cross-Current Website

Cross-Current Professional Groups

Mentoring/discipleship groups focussed on a specific profession or academic field. So far we have run groups in the following areas: politics, economics, business, law and education. We plan in the near future to run new groups in Business, Science, Law, Medicine, Media, Sociology and Psychology.

These groups give a unique opportunity for young believers to benefit from the wisdom of older believers in the same profession. Each group meets twice a year for 3 years and grows together to understand how Christ's Lordship affects professional life. 

Cross-Current City Groups                         

Mentoring/discipleship groups based around a different city or country, pulling together graduates from different professions to learn life-long principles from the Bible that will help them live and speak for Jesus in their workplaces.

Like the Professional Groups these groups will meet twice a year for three years so that we can learn from each other and grow in our understanding of the way Jesus is with us in our workplace.

We are developing a brand new curriculum and resources to enable us to run Cross-Current City groups across the continent.

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Bible & Culture


4 weeks to change your life!

26 June - 24 July 2016

2-30 July 2017

bible & culture Website

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Bible & Culture


4 weeks to change your life!

26 June - 24 July 2016

2-30 July 2017

bible & culture Website

Bible and Culture

Bible and Culture is a unique 4 week residential course run by IFES Graduate Impact.

The course started in 2007 in Schloss Mittersill, Austria and moved in 2011 to Woltersdorf on the edge of Berlin. 2016 will be our 9th B&C course.

We have had more than 230 course participants from 25 different countries. Our participants have been a mixture of young graduates, post-grad students and IFES staff & national leaders.

it is a course for serious people who want to grow as followers of Jesus and who don't mind having fun while they do so!

On B&C we hope that the following 5 things will happen:

  • You will grow in your relationship with the living God;
  • You'll become more familiar with the text of several books of the Bible and the theology that springs out from them;
  • You'll be encouraged to think about how the Lordship of Jesus Christ impacts us and our societies;
  • You'll be taught how to teach others from the Bible;
  • You'll live in a multi-cultural Christian community and be blessed by other believers from very different places to your own.