The International Fellowship of Evangelical Students (IFES) was a movement that began in 1947 when Christian leaders from East Asia, Europe, North America, and the South Pacific gathered at Harvard University and expressed the desire to see students share the good news of Jesus Christ in every university of every country in the world.
The vision of IFES is to see students built into communities of disciples, transformed by the gospel and impacting the university, the church, and society for the glory of Christ. The organization lives out this vision by instituting indigenous, student-led movements on college campuses and even some high schools. Today, IFES works with students through national movements in 170 countries.
The work of IFES involves evangelism, leadership development, and expansion into new countries and new campuses. Each of these areas is student-led and supported by organizational leadership through local, national, and global governing bodies. Students are vibrantly engaging their peers with the gospel, and campuses are coming alive with the love of Christ!
The Bible is clear that ministry to young people is part of the mission of God. Tyndale believes God is honored and glorified through investment in the next generation, and we desire to see young people come to know Christ and share their faith with others. Through the work of Tyndale House Foundation, Tyndale has supported IFES since 1967, helping establish IFES-affiliated publishing programs in countries like Pakistan, Malaysia, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Brazil, Uganda, India, the United States, and more. These programs enable students to write and publish their own brochures, books, and curriculums to witness and serve their local campuses. It has been a privilege for Tyndale to partner with IFES and see lives of youth from each generation be forever changed by Christ!