ASSOCIATION OF CHRISTIANS MINISTERING TO INTERNATIONALS

GLOBAL CAMPUS Conference

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT MINISTRY 

 

Purpose

As God re-gathers the nations on our campuses, and international education and global youth culture, re-draws the boundaries of nationality and identity, what is God’s vision and our role? 

challenge

Building Kingdom Culture amongst churches and ministries to do global mission through reaching international students on Global Campuses.

BIBLICAL THEME

The journey from Genesis 11 to Revelation 7 – through Acts 17.

From one human GOD created all the nations throughout the whole earth. He decided beforehand when they should rise and fall, and He determined their boundaries. His purpose was for the nations to seek after Him and perhaps feel their way toward Him and find Him — though He is not far from any one of us.
— Acts 17:26 [NTL] 

application

We will seek to examine the challenges and opportunities of the accelerating multinational composition of campuses and how to display the unity and diversity of Christ through the collaboration of historic and diaspora churches with campus ministries as an alternative to secular culture.  It will equip with insight and skills to navigate intercultural differences, multicultural worship, multilingual Scripture, and other tools for engagement and contribution to the health and potential of the Global Campus and reach Global Students, including the opportunity for peacemaking.

 

Highlight

One day focused locally on those not already involved in ISM, with a special emphasis on bringing leaders of ethnic and historic churches together with campus ministries to see the potential and explore collaboration. It will seek to promote ISMs strategic role in global mission and the future of the church, and practically seek to invite ethnic church leaders and those involved in non-ISM ministry and those with adjacent ministries, like apologetics and workplace discipleship, to participate and shape a comprehensive city-centered strategy for reaching local campuses through collaboration. (Day Rate will apply). For those from outside the Toronto this will be an opportunity to consider how they might do this in their own contexts.

 

partnership

A collaboration between many partners: the Association of Christians Ministering to Internationals (ACMI), Canada’s largest ISM focused ministry (ISMC), Canada’s largest student ministry (P2C), Canada’s oldest Campus Ministry InterVarsity (IVCF), Tyndale Intercultural Ministry Centre and the Lausanne Movement in Canada. This partnership is itself meeting the challenge and putting ISM work in the wider context of global and campus mission. 


 
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