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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… Read More Reaching International Students on Campus

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The Right Mix for International Student Ministry

With international student ministries (ISMs) across the country…it seems that the leadership pool is often entirely student leaders or entirely community leaders (i.e. non-student, adult volunteers). Or when both are in leadership, they still function separately from one another in the ministry. But leaders in their 20s…and leaders in their 70s…and everything in between all… Read More The Right Mix for International Student Ministry

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BUILDING BRIDGES FOR GOSPEL CONVERSATIONS WITH INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

As we start out the new year, our students and ministries may be thinking of how to connect with international students.  Sometimes we charge right in with spiritual conversations without knowing much about these students, what their context is, or what their spiritual needs and questions are.  We often lack a bridge to help them… Read More BUILDING BRIDGES FOR GOSPEL CONVERSATIONS WITH INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

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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+… Read More Five Reasons Why We Should Minister to International Students

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Love Thy Neighbor: The International Student

The college campus is still one of the most diverse places in our nation. There is no other place where differing views, cultures and life experiences so come together in one place. We have more countries and cultures represented on our campuses than ever before. The nations have literally arrived in our towns and neighborhoods… Read More Love Thy Neighbor: The International Student

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Join Us in Welcoming the Nations this September!

Each year, millions of international students make their way to the U.S. and Canada to study at one of our many universities or colleges. God is bringing the nations to our doorstep! We must be found faithful in welcoming them! Over the past several years, the Baptist Collegiate Network has deemed September Welcoming the Nations… Read More Join Us in Welcoming the Nations this September!

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Understanding and Sharing Christ with Buddhist Friends

Most estimates suggest that almost 233 million people worldwide hold to some form of Buddhism. If true, that means 3.3 percent of the world’s population is Buddhist. Yet for many of us, Buddhism remains relatively unknown. Many understand it as little more than a distant, peaceful religion held by Asians in faraway lands. The truth,… Read More Understanding and Sharing Christ with Buddhist Friends