Church Connection Tour
How are local churches responding to the Great Commission opportunity that comes with immigrants, refugees and international students arriving in their communities? That was the question we presented a the Church Connection Tour in five cities during the month of June.
We had a total of 414 people attend the tour. We had a total of 225 organizations represented in the five cities (including churches). Approximately 100 of those were churches; most of the remaining 125 were mission organizations although some of them were colleges/seminaries. We met with fellow pastors, church planters and mission leaders at this one-day event to explore approaches, resources and partnerships for developing church-based ministry to immigrants, refugees and international students.
Download Immigrants in the US: A Missional Opportunity by Jenny Yang.
Click here for Cedar Springs Outreach to Refugees & International Students
Click here for Cherrydale Baptist Church Ministry to Immigrants
Click here for Embrace Catoctin: Ministry to Students & Their Families
Click here for Truro International Programs & Services
Click here for Svetmiru Ministry to Russian Speaking Immigrants
Meet the Presenters
The U.S. events featured the local church leaders and presenters below. Programming in Toronto included Canadian practitioners and Thought Leaders engaged in immigrant ministries.
Casely Essamuah (US and Toronto venues)
Global Missions Pastor, Bay Area Community Church in Annapolis, Maryland
Advocate for Church Engagement, Missio Nexus
Pastor Minho Song (Toronto venue)
Senior pastor, Young Nak Korean Presbyterian Church of Toronto
Tour Participants received a special edition recorded webinar of Evangelism and Church Planting Receptivity and Best Practices Among First Generation Immigrants by
Ed Stetzer, President, LifeWay Research Lizette Beard, Project Manager, LifeWay Research