"Join NYU students and Intervarsity’s New York City Urban Project for a great day of learning to love our neighbors. Volunteers will pack bagged lunches, proceeding to seek out New York’s homeless in the parks and neighborhoods around the NYU campus.
InterVarsity’s mission is to see lives transformed, campuses renewed and world-changers developed. The New York City Urban Project is committed to creating catalytic programs that give students the character and capacity to chang...e the world. Our partnerships provide practical and spiritual assistance to those in need of food, shelter, clothing and a relationship with Jesus on
Feed 500 and Feed-a-Few is NYCUP’s principal work - meeting the homeless where they are, the same way that Jesus met us. This event has for years been known for bringing up leaders who put
their faith into sustainable, transformative action. The homeless are not just people who “want money” and we are not just people who “have money”. The reality is we are both people made in
the image of God, loved and cared for by Him. Feed 500 and Feed-a-Few take place at least once a month and equip volunteers and leaders with the practical training needed to outreach to those in
need in New York City and around the country."
We encourage you to leave your fears of not being "ready" to serve others at the door. The only way to grow more comfortable, passionate, and confident about serving others is to constantly
undergo the experience of serving others. Your peers will be by your side to help you up when you fall, and the experience itself is life changing in the most positive manner imaginable!
College students from every campus, ministry, and church in the
NYC area will gather to unite under Christ to pray and learn how to live out the mission that God has given to us in our daily lives.
One-Cry, only occurring twice a year, will be a chance to pray and worship together (with the AMAZING One-Cry worship team) as a city of students. Don’t miss out! This year’s theme, Age To Age, is concentrated on unifying the Body of Christ not only across organizations and campuse...s, but throughout the city and through all the generations! We will come together, generation to generation, Age to Age, to Cry Out, repent, and stand in the gap to pray for all of our campuses and our city.
Be sure to invite adults throughout your church or family this year to pray along with us! Jesus called us to powerful persistent prayer (Luke 18:1). God desires even more for us to bring awakening and revival! Let us pave the way for the Lord!
Is there any evidence within science and microbiology that points towards a Creator? Do the teachings of the Bible conflict with evidence of evolution, or did God actually invent and use evolution in his acts of creation? Join us on Thursday, April 11th, as a scientific panel of experts exchanges ideas about what biology and human origins tell us about God's potential role as a Creator and as an Evolutionist.
While all three panelists have made a career of studying biology, t...wo of three are Christians and have come to radically different conclusions about the validity of evolution. While one is convinced that God is the grand Creator of the universe, the other utilizes overwhelming evidence supporting the idea that evolution is truly the practical means by which life was created on Earth. The third panelist, a non-Christian Professor of Biology from NYU, will add to
the discussion his critique on the Intelligent Design position, while presenting his own perspective - which takes God completely out of the picture.
The event is FREE to all and open to everyone regardless of ffiliation to NYU. Anyone interested in the intellectual/scientific aspects of Christianity or interested in evolutionary biology in general will benefit greatly from attending!"
Prayer Breakfast (8:30-11 am): We will initiate the day bright and early with a prayer breakfast .This event will be held as an ice-breaker for those who will be serving throughout Agape Weekand to pray that God reveal himself abundantly in the various events that will be held throughout the day. Food will be served from 8:30-9:30. Prayer will occur from 9:45-11.
Proxy tables (12-2pm): Various tables will be set up around NYU with the intention of initiating ...a campus-wide dialogue asking significant questions about our lives (eg: What are your financial, personal, and spiritual debts? Where do you find your self-worth? ).
Active Prayer (2-4:30 pm): During Active Prayer we will be meeting members of the NYU community where they are and praying for their needs. We will venture in groups of two to pray for anyone who is comfortable with being prayed for. During such a stressful time in the semester, we believe such an act will be a wonderful way to serve our community.
Gift Bags (5pm-12am): John 15:12-13 NIV reads as folllows:
"My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you  Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends."
We will conclude the day by taking this scripture and applying it to on campus life at NYU. We will serve our friends, loving them as God has loved us, by giving out giftbags to students in campus study areas . Care packages will contain candy, highlighters, post it notes, granola bars, and scripture verses. Additionally, the activity will give simple face to face contact in a time where students are constraining themselves to their work and are most likely in need of a genuine smile.
Tuesday April 10
"We're calling out to everyone at NYU who desires to unite with others across campus to pray for our community....
The One Cry worship team, made up of students from campuses across the city, will be spearheading what has annually been an amazing time of worship for the NYU community! Members of the One Cry speakers team and other NYU students representing
various on-campus fellowships will also be present to speak about what motivates them to serve the citizens of New York City, to genuinely care about their peers, and to live out their faith in their
everyday lives. The pre-rally will be a tremendously encouraging time and a great opportunity to link up with others in seeking God for transformation at NYU.
Take advantage of this unique opportunity to join with students from NYU for the purpose of transforming our campus and our city!"
“Come out for a night of profundity as David Wade returns to NYU to share his story through hiphop! The Agape Week Concert will be held with the purpose of engaging the NYU community through the art of music. It will consist of young artists in the fields of Hip Hop and Christian worship music, as well as other genres that define the diversified NYU body. The Agape Week Concert will feature 4 artists, David Wade, Ruslan from theBreax, Merlot Inc and Jasmine
Tate . The event will align with Agape Week's theme this year of "Seeking Truth, Finding Love." Come ready to be
challenged to think about your identity and the talents that define us as individuals."
This is going to be an epic event. See you all there!
Today is the day!!~
The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the poor; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound... (Isaiah 61:1)
It is not your idea, not your understanding, not your thinking, not your reasoning, not even your profession of faith, that here can quench the thirst. The home-sickness goes out after God Himself... it is not the name of God but God Himself whom your soul desires and cannot do without. – Abraham Kuyper
There are two freedoms - the false, where a man is free to do what he likes; the true, where he is free to do what he ought.
Check out Love146, an organization dedicated to fighting child sex slavery! In 2002, the co-founders of Love146 traveled to Southeast Asia on an exploratory trip to determine how they could serve in the fight against child sex trafficking. In one experience, a couple of our co-founders were taken undercover with investigators to a brothel where they witnessed children being sold for sex. This is the story that sparked their abolition movement.
"We found ourselves standing sho...ulder to shoulder with predators in a small room, looking at little girls through a pane of glass. All of the girls wore red dresses with a number pinned to their dress for identification.
They sat, blankly watching cartoons on TV. They were vacant, shells of what a child should be. There was no light in their eyes, no life left. Their light had been taken from them. These children...raped each night... seven, ten, fifteen times every night. They were so young. Thirteen, eleven… it was hard to tell. Sorrow covered their faces with nothingness. Except one girl. One girl who wouldn’t watch the cartoons. Her number was 146. She was looking beyond the glass. She was staring out at us with a piercing gaze. There was still fight left in her eyes. There was still life left in this girl...
...All of these emotions begin to wreck you. Break you. It is agony. It is aching. It is grief. It is sorrow. The reaction is intuitive, instinctive. It is visceral. It releases a wailing cry inside of you. It elicits gut-level indignation. It is unbearable. I remember wanting to break through the glass. To take her away from that place. To scoop up as many of them as I could into my arms. To take all of them away. I wanted to break through the glass to tell her to keep fighting. To not give up. To tell her that we were coming for her…"
Because we went in as part of an ongoing, undercover investigation on this particular brothel, we were unable to immediately respond. Evidence had to be collected in order to bring about a raid and eventually justice on those running the brothel. It is an immensely difficult problem when an immediate response cannot address an emergency. Some time later, there was a raid on this brothel and children were rescued. But the girl who wore #146 was no longer there. We do not know what happened to her, but we will never forget her. She changed the course of all of our lives."
President and Co-founder