The Big Event

The Big Event is an annual retreat where InterVarsity Christian Fellowship chapters from Long Island, New Jersey, and New York City gather together for a weekend to spend time with God. We go to Lake Champion YoungLife Camp in Glen Spey, NY. Big Event takes place towards the end of October and registration opens at the beginning of September.

Students can register for different tracks, which are focused on different topics, to study for the weekend. We spend time studying the Word, praying, discussing how to see God's vision spread on our campuses, and worshiping together. The different tracks are listed below.

Living for Jesus: By looking at the foundations of Christianity, this track will allow you to learn more about who Jesus is, how to live in Him, and love like Him. 

Scripture: Through a study of the book of Jonah, the Scripture track teaches you practical ways to study the Word and be changed by it.  

Redeeming Sexuality: This track will explore how to live a Christ-centered life in a sexualized culture. Explore God's true design for sex and intimacy, and learn how to apply these biblical principles to your life.

Leadership: For students who have answered the call to leadership through InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, this track helps provide training for how to lead effectively and enact real change. Staff approval is required. 


(The Big Event 2018 has completed. Don’t worry though! We still have other conferences, such as Basileia in the Spring Semester. Check out the pictures from the event in the meanwhile!)

 Freshmen! If you haven’t guessed already, they made hearts with their hands. Guess who was the mastermind…

Freshmen! If you haven’t guessed already, they made hearts with their hands. Guess who was the mastermind…

 
 Sophmores! For once, the three guys in the middle look normal. Look at Francis’ smile though!

Sophmores! For once, the three guys in the middle look normal. Look at Francis’ smile though!

 
 Juniors! Cool.

Juniors! Cool.

 
 Seniors! Their last one as students, but maybe you’ll see them again as the Work Crew next year!

Seniors! Their last one as students, but maybe you’ll see them again as the Work Crew next year!

 
 “What’s a Seawolf?!” “I’M A SEAWOLF!" “What’s your profession?!” “AH-WOOH, AH-WOOH, AH-WOOH!”

“What’s a Seawolf?!” “I’M A SEAWOLF!" “What’s your profession?!” “AH-WOOH, AH-WOOH, AH-WOOH!”

 InterVarsity Long Island Chapter Time! Praise the Lord that 9 STUDENTS came to Christ this weekend!

InterVarsity Long Island Chapter Time! Praise the Lord that 9 STUDENTS came to Christ this weekend!