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BC club hopes to instill sense of purpose

Gregory D. Cook

Members of the Bakersfield College InterVarsity Club take time out of their Feb. 27 meeting to pose for a photo in the Fireside Room.

Metiqua Eng, Reporter

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Reaching out to help students on a spiritual journey with Christ is just one of the many goals and aspirations for the InterVarsity Club at Bakersfield College.

InterVarsity is an interdenominational Christian fellowship club on campus that has been around on many college and university campuses in the United States for over 70 years.

The club is dedicated to helping college students develop God’s word through the love of Christ no matter what their color or background.

Students gather together every Monday and Wednesday to practice fellowship, Bible studies, and overall share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with fellow Christians and non-Christians.

Amos Mbong and wife Emily Mbong are both staff members for InterVarsity.

They help lead students through fellowship, identity and feeling the love and purpose of Jesus Christ.

“One of our main goals is to make sure students don’t feel like being at Bakersfield College is just a pit stop. We want to bring a sense of purpose and direction to students,” said Amos Mbong.

InterVarsity also tries to spread the word through the club website where it indicates the awareness of Christian college communities and maturing  Christian faith.

The website also breaks down what the club is all about from beginning to end.

“The Purpose of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA is to establish and advance at colleges and universities witnessing communities of students and faculty who follow Jesus as Savior and Lord growing in love for God, God’s Word, God’s people of every ethnicity and culture and God’s purposes in the world,” the website stated in the Our Purpose section.

The InterVarsity Club isn’t just limited to the gatherings on campus. They also hold events off campus. The club attends seminars to learn more and gain more knowledge on the teachings of God.

At a Feb. 24-26 Winter Conference seminar held at the Olive Drive Church, first- time attendees discussed topics such as “Our Identity in Jesus.”

Returning attendees discussed subjects such as “The Wonder and Power of the Word.”

The club strongly encourages others to join, and hopes to continue to grow, and spread the word of the workings and fellowship of Jesus Christ to other interested students both on campus and beyond.

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