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The Great Commission Opportunity You May Be Ignoring—Reverse Missions 1

The Great Commission Opportunity You May Be Ignoring—Reverse Missions

The following post is by Todd Martin, Pastor of College and Missions at Ashland Avenue Baptist Church in Lexington, KY Sometimes the God who gave us the Great Commission also gives us a perfect set-up to fulfill it. Pentecost is one example – it was a beautifully staged day for the good news of Jesus. …

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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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A Holistic Approach to International Student Ministry 5

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 6

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 7

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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FIVE EFFECTIVE WAYS ARKANSAS CHURCHES ARE REACHING INTERNATIONALS

There are 4,964 international students in Arkansas. The majority of these come from the 10/40 window. Many of these have no idea of what Jesus Christ has done for them. What can we do to help them really see and experience the love of Christ? The greatest thing we can do is bombard heaven with …

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Reaching International Students on Campus 8

Reaching International Students on Campus

According to the Institute of International Education (IIE), over one million students from countries around the world are currently studying in colleges and universities in the United States. When we think of taking the gospel of Jesus “to the ends of the earth” (Acts 1:8), we can begin by reaching out to the international students …

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Five Reasons Why We Should Minister to International Students 9

Five Reasons Why We Should Minister to International Students

I was in college before I remember ever seeing my “first international student.” I grew up in a small town in southwest Arkansas. I hardly remember seeing people of color or culture driving through our town. I do remember one Hispanic family that lived in our town. Things sure have changed in the past 30+ …

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