For eight years, every Friday night during the academic year our ministry hosted students for a free meal and a chance to practice English, make friends, and talk about topics that allowed us to share our worldviews. We played music, learned about different cultures, looked forward to seeing old friends and making new ones. We… Read More Third Place for International Students
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
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
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
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
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.
Many people of other faiths are open to hearing about Jesus and Christianity. Just begin with a conversation with them. Hinduism is the major religion of both India and Nepal, but is also found in other parts of South Asia and around the world. Hindu worshippers are found in almost every part of the world.… Read More Tips for sharing with Hindus
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