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!
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
September 1: Pray for international students to be welcomed by American students and families. September 2: Pray for the many international scholars that are making American university campuses their home. September 3: Pray for international students struggling with language and cultural challenges.
Aspects of Christs’ global cause can be found in every book of the Bible. Read straight through the passages listed here in one sitting. Watch how this grand theme weaves its way from Genesis to Revelation. Watch how the theme comes through, however, in a way that is compatible with each book and with that… Read More The Global Thread Through Scripture
1 True Story from the Bible: This is a summary story of the Most High God’s relationship with the world. This story is from a book called the Bible. Men did not make up the Bible. It is the word of the Most High God. The Most High God is more powerful than any ancestor,… Read More Sharing the Gospel With East Asians – Storying the Bible
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
A Religion Profile from International Students, Inc.
Use this resource to learn about some guidelines and ideas when reaching out to Muslim students.
Asking questions (a) communicates respect and interest in them as a person, (b) gives you insight into how to communicate the gospel to that person, and (c) earns you the right to share what you believe. Below are some conversations starters. Obviously you don’t want to legalistically ask each of these questions in this order to every… Read More Conversation Starters with Muslims
Communicating the Gospel Cross Culturally Imagine yourself having a conversation with someone from Southeast Asia about Jesus Christ who is from a Buddhist background. Notice how one’s world view affects the way we perceive our reality, making the task of sharing faith more complicated than we might think. The Holy Spirit has a lot of… Read More Communicating the Gospel Cross-Culturally: The Influence of World View and Cultural Values