Top Tips

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Placing Students – Top Tips

See this as a God-given opportunity to welcome and show love, rather than something to ‘get over and done with’. Have a person(s) tasked with placing people Make the most of that first meeting when a new student arrives. Smile, show warmth and make them tea. Tailor your registration form so that you can get… Read more »

Resilience in ESL Ministry – Top Tips

Sow to reap (Galatians 6:7-8). Sowing was a thankless task because only a fraction of the grain you tossed on the ground would produce fruit, and even then not for many months. Paul used this picture to describe Christian ministry. Like the farmer, the only way to endure is to focus on the harvest to come. Are… Read more »

Multicultural Worship – Top Tips

Music is a regular and integral part of our Christian lives. Yet, when it comes to local cross-cultural ministry and mission, the role of music is often neglected. What if we could shape our music so that it enhances and serves our mission better? And what if, in doing so, it enriches the local body… Read more »

Top Tips on Involving Families

Living in the West, it’s easy to be individualistic in our approach to our students, forgetting that for many of them, especially those from Eastern parts, their whole identity is bound up with the family to whom they belong. How important, then, to make sure we make every effort to engage with their families. Below… Read more »

Top Tips for leading a team of volunteers

In many churches, if you’re involved in leading a ministry reaching internationals, you’ll be leading a team of volunteers.  What things can we do to ensure we’re leading our teams well? Thank your team often!  Make the effort to offer specific and individual thanks as well as to the whole team.  People need to know… Read more »