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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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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

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Resources For Developing Cross-Cultural Friendships With Internationals

Ministering to internationals in our community is a paradox in many ways. On the one hand, loving the world that has come to us can be as simple as opening heart and home as a tangible expression of Christ’s love. Yet the closer our friendship becomes, the more clearly we observe the cultural differences that… Read More Resources For Developing Cross-Cultural Friendships With Internationals