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This book by Nate Mirza, International Student Ministry Staff with The Navigators, is published by Dawson Media, a subsidiary of The Navigators (pub. 1993, revised and updated 2005).
This website introduces you to a host of available resources of the oldest organization focusing exclusively on international student ministries in North America.
"Crosscultural specialist Patty Lane shows us how to develop hands-on relational skills that help build crosscultural friendships, providing practical resources for navigating multicultural environments with sensitivity and savvy."
A letter to Christians with an illustration of how the author has been able to witness effectively about Jesus Christ to a Muslims.
Topics: Starting from scratch, building an international ministry team, nurturing the team.
Avoiding cultural mistakes, understanding what culture is, learning about cultural differences
Here is a series of commonly asked questions by Muslims, with responses by the author, Richard P. Bailey.
Practical suggestions for getting a booktable started for Muslim student outreach or including literature for Muslims on an existing booktable on campus.
The first contact, conversation tips, building contacts into friendships, keeping the friendship growing. 4 pages.
Sixteen common questions asked by hosts, with answers
Ideas, guidelines, do's and don'ts, areas to be sensitive, and conversation topics.
The following article represents the combined wisdom of international student staffworkers, Katie Rawson, David Hooker and Terrell Smith of IVCF-USA.
A list of 20 ideas
International Students Inc. (ISI) has produced a Bible study guide for Christian internationals with leaders/mentors notes.
15 suggestions for discovering and getting to know international students.
An outline of things to remember as student leaders planning an event for international students.
Practical help on approaching East Asian students with the Gospel and including them in campus fellowship groups.
Paul Little's summary of the importance of Americans befriending international students as soon as possible after they arrive in North America.
Recent email exchanges on a network of workers among international students in North America has yielded some interesting recommendations of publications in the area of cross-cultural learning.
How to lead Bible studies for internationals
Evangelistic Bible studies (EBS) and the friendships that develop through them are common means that God uses in bringing international students to faith in Christ.
This article is for Christian internationals needing to find housing and related practical concerns on arrival in the States.
Some topics: Look at the Work as a Whole, Analyze the Needs of International Students, What Should Our Group Aim to Achieve?, Evaluate the Potential Resources, Plan the Best Ways to Meet the Aims, Organize Prayer.
How the Cornell International Christian Fellowship is organized...including "Putting Things in Perspective: A Typology of Campus Christian Groups" and "Practicalities of Developing a Fellowship."
Three Inter Varsity staff report on how the ministry among internationals has developed at this Kentucky campus.
For IVCF groups, a guideline for the person who helps coordinate the international student outreach of the group.
International Witnessing Communities: what they are and their value; critical success factors; how to start and maintain such a group on campus.
This is a guide for those who are leading a cross-cultural Bible study with international students and what some helpful suggestions on how to lead the group effectively.
Some topics: Why lead an investigative Bible study; the goal; the leader; the group; starting; tips for leading; follow through.
Information on starting InterVarsity ISM groups
"If the ability to make friends cross-culturally is not cultivated as a student, it does not become any easier after graduation."
Six ways to mobilize your campus group
An article about the international student outreach ministry that took place in a University of California at a Los Angeles (UCLA) dormitory.
Offers questions to stimulate reflection and discussion of major ideas in the Bible, focusing on the gospel message from both Old and New Testaments. Includes notes for small group leaders.
Originally a handout for a seminar on this subject given by Dr. Archie A. MacKinney to a North American Conference of the Association of Christians Ministering To Internationals (ACMI) during the 1980s, with a 2002 update.
A guideline for sharing your Christian faith using the "Broken Family Diagrams." Also included are questions for studying "The Central Message of the Bible."
Here are some things to remember in Christian witness among Muslim students.
Some tips for ministry among internationals from selected Inter Varsity staff.
Practical tips for building friendships with international students
Hospitality tips in the form of a letter to potential hosts
Topics discussed: Atmosphere, timing, content of meeting, program suggestions.
Here are seven things about God and a few things about ourselves as Christian believers that help immensely in relating to and communicating with Muslims.
Topics: What is a host family, why be one, understanding international students, practical suggestions, hospitality hints, entertaining your guest, some organizational things, encouragement.
This is a short list of some key websites for locating Bibles and certain other Christian materials in languages other than English.