international students

One Million International Students Again.

The 2016/2017 stats are out from IEE for international students studying in the United States.  A total of 1,078,822 students are studying here.  This number represents a 3.4 percent increase over the previous academic year, and is the eleventh consecutive year of expansion.  The top five sending countries are China, India, South Korea, Saudi Arabia,… Read More One Million International Students Again.

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Ten Ways to Connect with International Students

Looking for ways to connect with international students at the start of this academic year?  Then check out this article by Terry Sharp. Here are 10 great ways to connect/adopt international students as compiled by state convention collegiate ministry leaders Tom Knight, Teresa ‘Bit’ Stephens, Teresa Royall and Chris Mills: 1. Pray for God to… Read More Ten Ways to Connect with International Students

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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,… Read More How to Get International Students Connected With the Local Church

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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… Read More FIVE EFFECTIVE WAYS ARKANSAS CHURCHES ARE REACHING INTERNATIONALS