Cross-Current is a program run by IFES GraduateImpact, a team within IFES (The International Fellowship of Evangelical Students) that is dedicated to working with graduates, particularly as they transition from university into working life.
We see the workplace as one of the great places where Christians can live and speak as Ambassadors for Christ - people with hope, integrity, justice and love in their hearts. Every day at work most of us enter a unique situation where we are living side-by-side with people who may know little about Jesus. Every day is a chance to share some of his love with those we work with.
At the same time, the transition from university to working life is one of the most challenging, during which time individuals find themselves in new circumstances, surrounded by new people who may hold very different views and beliefs of their own.
We want to help these Christian adults to see the opportunities to serve Jesus and bring him glory in their workplace, and also to learn to negotiate the transition to this new and challenging environment. You can read more about the Cross-Current program here.
The International Fellowship of Evangelical Students was founded in 1947 when leaders from ten evangelical student movements across the globe came together to form a global movement. Their ambitious dream was to see a clear witness to Jesus Christ established in every university in the world.
Today we are made up of students and staff in more than 170 countries. We are pioneering student witness on new campuses, inspiring each other in campus evangelism, engaging with the big issues in our universities and seeing graduates going on to impact society for the glory of Christ.
To learn more please visit www.ifesworld.org.
By God's grace Cross-Current has been made possible with the help of some amazing people. Some run our Professional Groups as Inspirers, some facilitate City Groups, some are part of our team at IFES GraduateImpact and some are current or past members of Cross-Current Groups.
We want to share biblical wisdom that can only be found in people who experience working life in the different professions and cities of the world. Your experience could help others to learn how they too can glorify God through their work.
Here are some of the people who have helped us along the way.
IFES is founded on the fundamental truths of biblical Christianity as outlined in the IFES doctrinal basis. IFES is a non-denominational organisation that brings together Christians from all cultures, languages and Christian traditions. Every four years the IFES Fellowship meets at World Assembly to reaffirm their commitment to the biblical truths expressed in our doctrinal statement.
The doctrinal basis of IFES shall be the fundamental truths of Christianity, including: