Latino college students head to conference to blend culture and ministry

By December 10, 2007

USA (MNN) — Intervarsity Christian Fellowship's Latino Fellowship is slated for December 27th through the 31st in Los Angeles, California. 

LaFe07 is a gathering of Latino college students who are eager to build on their unique culture and nurture a deeper relationship with God. As an arm of Intervarsity, it began 25 years ago as an act of faith and out of a strong desire to truly become an ethnically and culturally diverse movement that includes Latino students.

The group is committed to developing Latino leaders who serve the campus community with the love of Jesus Christ as they explore God, faith, and the experiences of our people. As such, a specific time was set aside in 2004 to look at issues specific to this people group, and it's been growing ever since.

InterVarsity launched two different tracks for the 2007 conference. These tracks will cover the same material but with different emphasis on certain topics.

Participants will be learning from Joseph's life (of the Old Testament), building on the foundation of ethnic identity formation, as well as relevant faith. Students will also learn how to develop evangelical witnessing communities on campus. 

LaFe is incorporated into hundreds of InterVarsity chapters nationwide, with additional LaFe-specific chapters at UCLA, UC-Berkeley, the University of Texas at El Paso, UC-Davis, and East Los Angeles College.

With over 40 campus ministers working with Latino students, 28 of whom are Latino themselves, InterVarsity is serious about equipping Latino students for present and future leadership.

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