Large groups are gatherings where our whole fellowship invites the Tufts campus to experience Jesus with us. Campus events take place regularly throughout the semester and typically include an ice breaker, a time of worship, a presentation on a topic relevant to the entire campus, and a fun After Fellowship Time Activity (AFTA).
Core brings together those who are interested in equipping each other to be a faithful witness to Jesus on campus. When Jesus called us to be the “Salt and Light” of the world in Matthew 5:13-16, he called us to be a witnessing community, bringing healing to those around us and adding some flavor to the world. At Core meetings, we explore what this means both theoretically and practically. We meet weekly on non-Large Group Thursday nights.
Freshman Small Group is a small group created specifically for freshman to connect with one another and explore in a community of peers what it means to live a life following Jesus and his teachings.
Mondays| 6pm| Hodgdon Lounge, side room
Connect Groups are groups where anyone on campus can explore what it means to live a life following Jesus and his teachings. Connect groups are meant to be places where students come to connect with God and with each other. Whether you have never thought about faith before or have been following Jesus for a long time, we invite you to join us. Connect Groups meet weekly to dig into the Bible, ask the hard questions and encourage one another to live out what we discover.
Monday | 7:30-9pm | Hillsides 360s and Tuesday| 8-9:30pm | Hillsides 170s
Capen Bible Study is a co-ed, inter-class small groups focused on fellowship through studying the bible and prayer. Capen Bible Study partners with Black Student Ministries in providing a space for students of the African Diaspora to discover messages of the Bible and its application in our daily lives. It is open to students of all backgrounds and ethnicities!
International Student Fellowship is a new ministry offering weekly Bible studies specifically for students who identify as international, although of course everyone is welcome to join! Every week, the group meets to study a Bible story while enjoying a delicious, home-cooked international dish.
Accountability & Activities
Men’s Accountability Networks (MAN) are places where men come together in order to encourage one another to live God-centered and integrity-filled lives. By sharing our experiences with vulnerability, we lift each other up to focus on God’s will in our lives. Our small groups of 3-5 meet once a week at a time most suitable for the group.
Spiritual Women’s Accountability Groups (SWAG) are small groups of 3-5 women that meet weekly to share life together (the good and the bad), to pray and hold one another accountable in our walk with God (in spiritual formation and mission).
Saturday Sports! Do you like playing basketball, frisbee, or any other sport? Join us for one of our casual games on Saturday. Info about Saturday Sports is always posted in our Facebook group!
Worship Team. Talented? Multicultural? Fun? Be part of a group of students who use their musical gifts to worship Jesus. Email Emmanuel Runes at email@example.com for more information!
Jumbos for Jesus. More than just a club or group, our fellowship cares about sharing life together. Check out or post on our blog, Jumbos for Jesus.
Social Justice & Veritas
We believe that we are called to serve and make a positive difference in this world. As such, ICF either hosts or co-sponsors several events during the year that brings awareness to a social justice cause. In the past, we have teamed up with PANGEA, OneWorld, China Care, and various other religious, cultural, and social justice groups at Tufts. If you have an idea for a project or would like ICF to co-sponsor an event, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Serve-UP (KRUP)! Each year, ICF invites members of the Tufts community to join us for a spring break service trip to New Orleans. The aim of this trip is to bring together a diverse group of people to both tangibly serve the community of New Orleans as well as to discuss the integration of faith, justice and service in our lives. We take around 30 students to work with Habitat for Humanity, hear from amazing guest speakers about the issues facing the people of New Orleans, and what Jesus and faith might have to say about the current situation there. We invite all members of the Tufts community to consider participating in this life changing experience with us. No previous experience with ICF or specific faith background is required. Please email Charles Skold at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
Veritas Forum is a large-scale, annual event hosted on campus to explore the possibility of truth, beauty and goodness in every aspect of our academic and personal lives. The forum is an opportunity for the entire university community to explore and discuss life’s hardest questions together. Last year, ICF invited Carl Madearis to speak about his experiences in peace building in the Middle East. If you would like to know more about the Veritas Forum, please email Charles Skold at email@example.com.