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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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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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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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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