Asian American Intervarsity Christian Fellowship (AAIV) is a fellowship at the University of Washington. We look to empower Asian Americans to further God’s kingdom on campus. How do we do this?
First, we seek to build a community where everyone feels welcomed and included into our fellowship family. Jesus was constantly increasing his relational circle by accepting and loving the people he encountered; we look to do the same. We love because Jesus first loved us.
Second, we explore our ethnic identity as Asian Americans. We want to be confident in our ethnic identity and love the way that God created us. Once we understand that God has made us purposefully Asian American with unique gifts and talents, we can be empowered to reach the greater Asian American community on campus for the mission of Christ.
Third, we become integrated into the larger campus community. We do this by going to where the people are at instead of having them come to us. We follow the model of Jesus who did incarnational ministry by living among the people. We do this by living in the dorms, being active members in cultural clubs, and loving the UW campus and everyone on it.
Lastly, we seek to develop disciples that transform this campus and beyond in order fulfill the Great Commission that Jesus left for us.