Why We Golf
Since 1991, God has been working through Greek InterVarsity to reach fraternity and sorority students on campuses across the country. Greek InterVarsity believes Jesus loves Greeks. We believe there is an amazing opportunity when Greeks come to know and follow Jesus. What if the place on campus notorious for the craziest parties and most driven people was the very place where God focused His ministry? We exist to empower and equip Greeks to live missionally in their chapters, so that every Greek is one friend away from knowing Jesus.
At Greek Conference Raleigh, student leaders from the University of Virginia were excited that they were able to increase the number of friends who attended from 6 to 20 this year, yet they were dissatisfied that so few fraternities on campus were connected to Greek IV. They began thinking about how they could work to change that.
When they got back to campus, the women delivered pizzas to all of the fraternities at UVA. While at the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity (SAE), one of the Greek IV leaders, Caroline, met the chapter president and pitched him the idea of a bible study happening in SAE. The president responded, “Oh that would be cool. Let me think about who could be good to start that.” Meanwhile, a freshman in SAE, Drew, had gotten connected to Greek IV and was wanting to start a bible study, but he was nervous and a little scared to try.
A couple days later, Caroline received a text from Drew saying, “Guess what? The President of SAE came and found me and told me about these girls from Greek IV coming to the house wanting to start a bible study and he said, “I think you should be the guy who starts it!” Kinda crazy.
Funds from Golf Marathon 2016 helped 990 students from 89 campuses catch the same vision as these leaders from UVA. Through Golf Marathon 2017 we hope to raise $25,000 which will help launch a new student leaders in 2018.
Golf Marathon 2017 will be taking place on September 8th, 2017 at Pebble Brook Golf Club in Noblesville, Indiana.The event will begin at 7:00 AM and will continue till around sundown culminating in an awards banquet. Breakfast, lunch and snacks are provided throughout the day.
Click here for a map and directions for this year’s Golf Marathon.
Chapter Ministry and Greek Conference
Funds raised from Golf Marathon make a huge difference in Greek InterVarsity’s work. Take a closer look at how God challenged students through our Greek Conference 2017 speakers!