IVGrad students gather at various spots across campus on weeknights. Some small groups will share a meal (during non-pandemic times), and there will be time to pray for each other, along with Bible study or a group discussion about a book or topic. 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 2020-21
Get in touch with the listed leader to confirm the location and to join the small group mailing list. Small groups meet most (although not all) weeks of the quarter.
Bible Study: Grounded in God’s Character
Thursdays, 6:30pm PDT
In the midst of turbulent circumstances, where does our stability come from? How do we know we are grounded in truth? What gives us strength and hope? Through scripture, this group will explore together various aspects of God’s character and process how He provides a source of truth, security, strength, and hope amidst our current contexts.
Contact: Sedona Ewbank (snewbank at stanford dot edu)
Bible Study: International Bible Study (IBS)
Wednesdays, 7-8:30 pm PDT
IBS aims to be a supportive, loving community and a “home away from home” for international graduate students at Stanford (though non-international students are also welcome!). We foster a community where people are free to explore deep questions of spirituality and purpose as they navigate their graduate school career. This year, we will be looking into King David’s life and relationship with God through 1 & 2 Samuel and relevant chapters in Psalms.
Contact: Aish Venkatramani (aishwaryavenkatramani at gmail dot com)
Discussion Group: Developing a Christian Mind
Tuesdays, 6-7:30 pm PDT
How can Christian students glorify God in their vocations? In this small group, we will seek to develop a transformative vision for the integration of faith and academic life. Through an eight-week series based on Oxford’s Developing a Christian Mind conference, we will consider how key elements of a Gospel-centered worldview can enrich and expand our perspectives on our professions and fields of study. If you would like to explore these questions in community with other grad students, come join our Tuesday-evening discussion group!
Contact: Kristel Tjandra (ktjandra at stanford dot edu)
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