International (MNN) — At its 2007 World Assembly in Ontario, Canada,
the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students (IFES) appointed Dr
Daniel Bourdanne of Chad
as General Secretary.
He takes the reigns of an organization whose chapters proclaim and defend
the Gospel on campus. IFES has movements in 152 nations. New movements need to have a clear
evangelical doctrinal basis, demonstrate a commitment to the three aims of
evangelism, discipleship, and world mission, and be governed by a national board. These
movements work in partnership with a national church whenever possible.
At this World Assembly, 18 more movements were welcomed into
membership. IFES works with students so
they are prepared and equipped to proclaim and defend the Gospel in personal
friendships, in academic disciplines, in university societies, and in the
Building on the legacy of previous General Secretaries Stacey Woods, Chua
Wee Hian, and Lindsay Brown, Bourdanne proclaimed that the Fellowship is now
ready to engage at a new level with the university.
As staff and students prepared to go back onto campuses, Bourdanne
encouraged them to remember that Christ has gone before them. Pray for
Intervarsity as they prepare for a new year of ministry.