We believe that God is real, loving, and eager to get to know us. He sent his son, Jesus
Christ, to earth to make it possible for everyone to be in a relationship with God. Such a
relationship means having Jesus as the inspiration, leader, and strength in everything one
does. We don't do that very well, however, and sometimes we don't do that at all. As humans
it is in our nature to turn away from God's divine direction. That is why we continually
seek to be renewed by Him. We believe that although Jesus Christ is not on earth as physical
being, God's Spirit is present and active in the lives of people. Through the action of the
Holy Spirit, we see God's power and desire to heal us when we are hurting and help us be
receptive to him.
We believe that the Christian fellowship at Swarthmore College is not at all supposed to a
separate group existing within the community of our school. Instead, we should be a part of
the college that loves and serves our fellow students. To do this means building open and
respectful relationships with people who do not share our beliefs, while still being
confident to share the truth.
You can read the official InterVarsity Faith Statement here.