Helping Local Churches Engage in International Student Ministry (ISM)
Impact for Your Church
If your church doesn’t want to impact nations in need of the gospel message of Christ, stop reading here! Massive numbers of international students and scholars are among us on nearby campuses. Who are they? With the increasing number of international students on US soil, there is a corresponding need for people from local churches to welcome them and share the love of Christ with these visitors.
At China Outreach Ministries (COM) our vision includes local churches, both inside and outside of China, being enriched and encouraged by the conversions, testimonies, and service of these students—and we value cooperation. We collaborate and develop teams with like-minded individuals, organizations, and churches, encouraging North Americans and Chinese to work together.
Sessions COM Offers to Help Churches
To help evangelical churches engage the global outreach opportunity of international student ministry (ISM), China Outreach Ministries (COM) offers:
Sessions are led by COM’s Director of Church Partnerships, Beau Miller, and include research-based content and success factors from churches effectively-mobilized in ISM. Dr. Miller served for thirteen years as International Pastor at Briarwood Presbyterian Church, PCA in Alabama and five years as Executive Director of the Association of Christians Ministering Among Internationals (ACMI). He completed a dissertation at Columbia International University (CIU) on the topic of How Local Churches Mobilize to Evangelize and Equip Nearby International Students.
If you’d like more information on these sessions or to discuss another approach to help your church, let’s talk.