Learning Objectives

Often when people think of campus ministry, they mean undergrad ministry. InterVarsity believes in students and faculty. This course will help unpack the value of connecting with faculty and how you might incorporate that in campus ministry.

  • Explain why reaching faculty is important in campus ministry

  • Grow awareness and empathy for faculty that leads to a shift away from just focus students to including faculty

  • Know how to engage a faculty member and schedule a meeting with a faculty member

Play Your Way

Engage with the material in your context!

  • ~30 minutes (self-paced)

    All your progress will be saved so you can resume where you left off.

  • Course Quicksheet [coming soon!]

    This is a quick summary of the material that you can use as a preview of the course or as a refresher once you’ve taken it.

  • Resource Toolbox

    See a list of the resources referenced in this course, all collected in one spot for your convenience.

Course Curriculum

  • 1

    Chapter 1: Faculty: An Essential Ingredient

    • Introduction

    • Before we begin . . .

  • 2

    Chapter 2: Introduction to Faculty

    • Lesson 1: Why Should We Include Faculty in Campus Ministry?

    • Lesson 2: [Handout] Faculty Cheat Sheet

    • Lesson 3: What’s It like Being a Faculty Member?

    • Lesson 4: Our Vision for Faculty—The Four Loves

    • Lesson 5: Praying for Faculty

  • 3

    Chapter 3: Getting to Know a Faculty Member

    • Lesson 1: Your Role as Connector

    • Lesson 2: Can I Actually Reach Faculty?

    • Lesson 3: The Initial Meeting

    • Lesson 4: Finding a Chapter Advisor

    • [Activity] Who Would Make a Good Chapter Advisor?

    • Lesson 5: Bringing Faculty Together

    • Check for Understanding (Quiz)

  • 4


    • Closing Remarks

    • Before you go . . .

Resource Toolbox

All resources referenced from this course will be linked below for your convenience to view and download. Please use/adapt these resources to what works for you in your ministry context.


Faculty Field Guide

(Google Docs)

A Brief Field Guide to the Inhabitants of the Structures of the Academy


Faculty Ministry Introduction Video

(Vimeo Video) 

When a group of faculty follow Jesus together, an invitation is made for God to move mightily on their campus. 

Faculty Cheat Sheet

(4-page pdf)

Check out this chart for some more specific details about the different structures and hierarchy within the academic world.

Four Faculty Loves Bible Studies

(Graduate and Faculty Ministries webpage)

Four short Bible studies based on the Four Faculty Loves. A great resource for faculty led groups to use together.


The Double Loneliness of the Christian Academic

(Article by Marcia Bosscher) 

“Christian academics often feel misunderstood and alone, "aliens in a strange land," as University of Wyoming professor Chip Kobulnicky describes in both the church and the academy . . ”

Confessions of a Faculty Spouse

(Article by Sharon Mahar Carter) 

“I had grand expectations of my life as a faculty spouse . . . ”
Four Faculty Loves Reading List

(Graduate and Faculty Ministries webpage)

A reading list for the four faculty loves: love God and one another, love your campus, love your academic discipline, and love our world.

Faculty: The Key to Revival on Campus?

(Article by Nathan Peterson) 

“God has assembled quite a few Christians here. I don’t know what he wants to do, but I would love to discover it with you . . .”
2019 Faculty Advisors Report

(7-page pdf) 

A report compiled by Kathy Tuan-MacLean, InterVarsity’s National Faculty Ministry Director