Who we are
…building tomorrow’s leaders today!
The Nigeria Fellowship of Evangelical Students (NIFES) is an evangelical Christian body working amongst students in tertiary institutions in Nigeria. We are non-denominational and inter-denominational body of students and graduates that engage the campus and society with godly values.
NIFES came into existence in 1968 as a result of the Evangelical Christian witness in some post-secondary institutions in the early fifties. Students who have benefited from the ministry of Christian groups in their secondary schools became involved with Christian lecturers who invited them for prayers, Bible studies and squash parties, particularly at the University of Ibadan. Before long, more groups emerged leading to the formal inauguration of NIFES on the 31st of August, 1968 at a conference held in Ilorin.
Today, NIFES member groups number about 409 with well over 30,000 students involved. Through Bible studies, prayer meetings, and biblical discipleship, NIFES challenges, motivates, and mobilize students to fulfill the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20).
NIFES is inter-denominational and non-denominational in nature (i.e. membership is open to people from various denominations. We do not align ourselves to any particular denomination, church, or group doctrines). We have membership with the International Fellowship of Evangelical Student IFES movement. NIFES recognizes and identifies with the witness of the Church in Nigeria and throughout the world
We reach out to students through Small Group Bible Studies, Evangelism, Prayer meetings, Biblical discipleship as well as life-changing Leadership trainings and Conferences.