This ministry is always developing, He is "carving out" our ministry to be more focused on the undergraduate international student, but our graduate student population is growing. We welcome all international students and visiting scholars, but the majority of our group is consisting of the undergraduates. What makes this unique, is that we are only one of two campus ministries with this focus! Our desire is to be a "family" for these students. We welcome ALL students, but its who the Lord desires to connect us to. We work to reach students through different activities both on campus and off, as well as offering Bible studies, and time together at our home.
Our calling and commission is *two-fold:
-To LEAD international students at Purdue University to a relationship with Christ then ENCOURAGE them that they might be effective missionaries here or to their own home countries.
-To bring AWARENESS and EMPLOY the local church to come along side and help us accomplish this, and much more.
*- We even been able to add a 3rd portion to our calling and commission: To TRAIN and TEACH OTHER CHURCHES around the country how to reach international students at their local campuses.
To explain, we are striving to connect and minister to over 9100 international students at Purdue University (in 2016-2017: source IIE= 11,000+) in friendship through a variety of different gatherings and events, with one-on-one discipleship, small group studies, large group events/activities, "mercy" ministries, and family outreach. All the while, Dennis is meeting with the local churches on a regular basis to introduce them and then connect them to these students and their families. The task is daunting, but the eternal rewards will be great for everyone involved. The ultimate desire, for ourselves and those who come along side us (whether the local church or our ministry partners), is to see these students come to know Christ as their Savior, Redeemer, and Friend, and to tell others!
We continuously need Ministry Team Members (individuals, groups, and churches from anywhere in the United States) help us in a variety of ways:
1) Financially (Monthly or One-time gifts) 2) In Prayer 3) Specific Needs Gifts (ask us) 4) Physically (if you live in the area and would like to volunteer within this ministry, or if your church would like to consider a mission trip to here, in either situation, please contact us)
Is the Lord leading you to join this team with us? If you feel led to join us as partners in this ministry, please visit the next page (GET INVOLVED) for the details of how!