IVGrad students gather at various spots across campus on weeknights. Some small groups will share a meal, and there will be time to pray for each other, along with Bible study or a group discussion about a book or topic. Find more info below! Small groups meet throughout the academic year and are open to new members to join in at any time. This week is a great time to visit!
Small Groups 2018-19
Get in touch with the listed leader to confirm the location and to join the small group mailing list. Small groups meet most weeks of the quarter, but not every week.
Flourishing in Grad School
Mondays (from 10/1), 6:00pm @ GCC Bogota Room
In this challenging place that is grad school, what does our faith look like? What does it mean to be a grad student and follow Jesus? We’ll explore some of these questions and more, particularly welcoming first years as we grow together in Spirit-led community.
Contact: Joel Schneider (joelschn at stanford dot edu)
A.C.T.S (A Community Transforming Stanford)
Wednesdays (from 10/3), 6:30pm @ Old Union 301
This study is a year-long, weekly workshop where we will look at how we can expand our witness as a community and have an outward, missional focus. We will spend time going through a book together, and will also look at what scripture has to say about witness. More importantly, we will find ways to support one another as we actively go out and practice what we discuss.
Contact: Prescott Bliss (phb009 at stanford at edu)
International Bible Study
Thursdays (from 10/4), 6:00pm @ GCC Sydney Room
International Bible Study, or IBS (not to be confused with a medical condition affecting the gastrointestinal tract), is a long-running small group rooted in the idea that God’s people do, and indeed should, come from a broad and diverse range of backgrounds. Keeping in step with that spirit of commonality, IBS provides a consistent base for fellowship and Scriptural study alike. We begin each meeting with a time of food and fellowship (there will be snacks, but feel free to bring your own dinner this year!), before moving into a time of prayer, and then spending the bulk of each night in Bible study. For those of you not considered “international students,” fear not: we have concluded that America is, indeed, a nation. This Fall quarter will be a particularly exciting one, as we delve into Genesis, wrestling with the fascinating entry point into what is now the Bible. If you enjoy diverse community, thoughtful Bible study, or esoteric discussions on Kale salad, this is the small group for you!
Contact: Esmond Lee (esmond at stanford dot edu)
Senior Student Fellowship
First meet: Wed, Oct 10, 8:30 AM @ Y2E2 Coupa
We’re a group of students who have been here a while or have been a while in getting here. If a group like that interests you please come join us. We’ll meet roughly once a month over breakfast or lunch to encourage each other, talk about Jesus, and pray for each other and the community around us.
Contact: Daniel Heywood (dheywood at stanford dot edu)
GIGs (Groups Investigating God):
For those curious about God and interested in learning about Christianity. To be scheduled based on interest.
Contact: Ji Won (jiwon3 at stanford dot edu)