#GivingTuesday: Support Tom & Theresa as they enter 20 years w/InterVarsity Christian Fellowship

Posted by tom | Nov 30, 2015

Grosh Family Photo 2014

We rejoice your encouragement and support of God's call upon our family. As 2015 comes to a close, we ask you to prayerfully consider a year end gift (visit https://donate.intervarsity.org/donate#7768|943and/or join the 2016 team of "investors" in our expanding labors with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. More over the course of the coming days, but for those desiring a jump start: read below and/or the 2015 December InterVarsity Newsletter for the Groshes. Thank-you for your prayerful consideration. To God be the glory!


From 2015 December InterVarsity Newsletter for the Groshes

Tom Grosh IV begins 20 years of mission to the academic world through InterVarsity Christian Fellowship

In 1996 at InterVarsity’s triennial Urbana Student Missions Conference, Tom received confirmation of the call to full time ministry serving those in the academic world. His experience with InterVarsity as a student at Grove City College led him to intern with InterVarsity upon graduation in Spring 1996. Beginning with undergraduate and graduate students at Carnegie Mellon and Pitt, he later broadened his scope to include faculty members who, as believers, often feel alone in the secular academic world.

Following the Lord’s leading has its own rewards but he is motivated to continue his work when he hears testimony from those who have been touched by God through the ministry of InterVarsity. Students such as Joshua and Leah (see page 2) affirm that they have needed the support of fellow believers. They are grateful to have found InterVarsity and Tom in particular to provide that arm to lean on.

Today Tom relates to students in the Christian Medical Society/CMDA at Penn State Hershey. In a few years they will be the medical professionals serving patients around the globe. Tom also leads a national network of Emerging Scholars (http://www.EmergingScholars.org), where thought-provoking articles relating to challenges Christians face are presented and discussed. Through the use of social media he helps 4,000+ members formulate their opinions and understanding of the interaction of Jesus Christ with the academy.

In the summer of 2014, Tom’s work increased to the point that he hired an assistant (Hannah Eagleson) to keep abreast of the changes that Christians face on a daily basis and edit material posted on http://blog.EmergingScholars.org. He is invigorated by the work that he does and by the support of the many people and organizations who see the value of what he does. Through campus outreach, online resources and conferences such as this year’s Urbana (12/27-31), Tom plans to continue to reach out in support of students and scholars across the globe challenging them to make Christ real in their lives and their field of work.

Would you prayerfully consider beginning or continuing (possibly increasing) your financial support of this important work? To learn how you can help Joshua, Leah, and others, turn to page 2. . . .

IVCF/Groshes: Celebrating a new year of ministry with you . . .

Posted by tom | Nov 24, 2015

For Christ’s love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died. . . . -- II Corinthians 5:14

CMS/CMDA 2015 Fall Social

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

Provision. This fall en route to serving future healthcare professionals at Penn State Hershey Medical Center through the Christian Medical Society (CMS)/Christian Medical & Dental Associations (CMDA), the Lord gave me the word "Provision."

Inspired by the Amish working the fields? Maybe. Stirred to give praise for the Lord's provision for the past fiscal year and/or the anticipation of continued provision for the next? Yes. But I have heard again and again this fall God's call to the people of God to love neighbor by extending healing with head, heart, and hands.

Your continued partnership with us ministers directly to/alongside students such as Leah, a second year medical student who serves as CMS/CMDA's team leader. In her own words:

CMS at Penn State Hershey Medical School provides space for medical and graduate students to connect with God, explore the Bible, and foster community during a very overwhelming and intellectually draining season. As I struggle to prioritize God in the midst of studies, and a very busy schedule, I have felt very blessed by CMS' consistent presence on-campus with lunch-lectures, Bible studies, social events, and spiritual resources.
Because of the medical school schedule, our leadership turnover happens in less than one year. Tom is an invaluable resource not only for his wisdom, advice, and support of the students; but also because he has been connected with the group for many years. This allows him to provide important insight and perspective to the leadership team as we seek to create events, foster community, and connect with Christian professionals.

Provision. Thank-you! You are part of the team through which God provides for our needs and advances His kingdom. We are humbled by your generosity and prayer support as we enter our 20th year with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. Through you, lives are being changed by the power of the Gospel.

Stay tuned for details regarding our expanding labors with the Emerging Scholars Network . . .

As we enjoy Thanksgiving and enter the Christmas season, please prayerfully consider how you can give toward and/or invite others to assist us with . . .

What a joy to know the Lord provides, confirmed year after year by One who is able to do immeasurably more than all we can ask or imagine! We place our confidence in Christ alone.

To God be the glory!

Day-by-Day by His Grace,

Tom Grosh IV
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship

Associate Director of Emerging Scholars Network

http://www.emergingscholars.org, http://blog.emergingscholars.org/, https://www.facebook.com/emergingscholars/, http://twitter.com/esnivcf

Associate Staff with Christian Medical & Dental Associations (CMDA) for the Christian Medical Society (CMS) at Penn State Hershey College of Medicine, http://pennstatecms.wordpress.com

Our Mission: To establish and advance at colleges and universities witnessing communities that follow Jesus.

Our Vision: To see students and faculty transformed. Campuses renewed. World changers developed.


The bigger the change we hope for, the longer we must be willing to invest, work for, and wait for it.

-- 2015 Andy Crouch, Culture Making: Recovering Our Creative Calling (InterVarsity Press, 2008)