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Leading People to the Frontlines When the Frontlines Come to You 1

Leading People to the Frontlines When the Frontlines Come to You

Not too long ago, pastors and missionaries needed to use photos and videos to help people see the multi-ethnic reality of the world.  The frontlines of the cross-cultural discipleship at the heart of the Great Commission seemed far away.  Not so anymore!  Do you want your congregation to see the nations now? Just take a …

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Bringing International Students to Church? 2

Bringing International Students to Church?

Eric Warren writes about discipling international students within the context of a local American church and shares a new model for trying to address some common tensions. A big issue that those who minister to international students wrestle with (or need to wrestle with more) is how to think about the relationship between international students …

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Five Ways to be a Global Missionary this Thanksgiving 4

Five Ways to be a Global Missionary this Thanksgiving

  Tom Knight provides five steps to embrace the Thanksgiving holiday as an opportunity to be a global missionary in your own campus community. With Thanksgiving fast approaching we often think of time with family, a turkey dinner with pumpkin pie, and pilgrims giving thanks to God. But we often forget that the first Thanksgiving was …

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A Holistic Approach to International Student Ministry 7

A Holistic Approach to International Student Ministry

By Chase Jenkins, FBC Durham, NC. I remember eight years ago being asked to serve as an English teacher during our church’s weekly ESL outreach, a ministry I didn’t know we had. It was an urgent need; the ESL team was already at capacity and needed additional teachers. My students would be Nepali refugees who …

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American and International Student Ministries Working Together 8

American and International Student Ministries Working Together

Dennis Runner shares some practices that could help you add international student work within an existing college ministry. What do you do if you are launching an International student ministry? Here are some questions that might be going through your head: “How do I begin to connect with international students?” “What about creating a registered …

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How to Get International Students Connected With the Local Church 9

How to Get International Students Connected With the Local Church

One of the bedrock principles God has used to guide my heart in evangelism came from a statement in Oscar Thompson, Jr.’s book on relationship evangelism, Concentric Circles of Concern. It is found in the first few sentences in Chapter 1. He said, “The most important word in the English language apart from proper nouns, …

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