Inter-School Christian Fellowship

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Inter-School Christian Fellowship (ISCF) or Inter-Scholastic Christian Fellowship is a Christian youth ministry that works with students within high schools. ISCF groups are often supported by external evangelical Christian organisations and churches – examples including the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students, the Scripture Union, and local churches.[1][2] ISCF operates in countries including Australia, Canada, Indonesia, Philippines and the United States of America.

ISCF groups are often voluntarily led by senior students[3] and usually have the support and guidance of an older mentor, youth pastor, or a patron teacher.[4] ISCF groups mainly meet during lunchtime.



Some typical activities of an ISCF program include:

  • Talks by students and guest-speakers (e.g. Pastors)
  • Bible studies
  • Singing
  • Games
  • Barbecues
  • Camps
  • Combined gatherings and socials with ISCF groups from other schools

In supporting students wishing to be better equipped for serving in ISCF, there are various training programmes available, for instance the annual "ISCF Leadership Conference" (Scripture Union NSW),[5] or "Rising Leaders" (part of the Next Generation conference, hosted by the Katoomba Christian Convention Center).[6]

Schools in Australia[edit]

Through the post-war (WWII) period ISCF operated in several government high schools, including Balwyn High School in Victoria, where it was particularly active through the 1960s. The numbers of government schools with an ISCF declined with a general decrease in religious activities in government schools. Some Australian high schools with ISCF groups include:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "ISCF at Heathcote and Engadine High". Archived from the original on 29 June 2013. Retrieved 12 April 2013.
  2. ^ In Our Schools | Heathcote Engadine Baptist Church
  3. ^ Scripture Union NSW – Schools
  4. ^ "So What is Inter School Christian Fellowship?". Archived from the original on 21 January 2005. Retrieved 1 February 2007.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  5. ^ ISCF Leadership Conference
  6. ^ About – Next Generation – KCC Retrieved on 4 November 2011
  7. ^ ISCF – Co-curricular Activities – Visitors and Applicants – Brisbane Boys' College Archived 22 August 2011 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved on 24 October 2011
  8. ^ "Brisbane Grammar School – ISCF". Archived from the original on 21 April 2012. Retrieved 4 November 2011.
  9. ^ Chatswood High School Retrieved on 24 October 2011
  10. ^ Epping Boys High School Archived 17 March 2012 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved on 4 November 2011
  11. ^ ISCF – James Ruse Agricultural High School Retrieved on 24 October 2011
  12. ^ a b c High Schools Retrieved on 5 June 2012
  13. ^ Sydney Technical High School Retrieved on 24 October 2011

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