How Can Your Church Partner With Us?
Thank you for your interest in learning ways that your church can become involved in our ministry. It is vital that we outreach to international students from around the world who come to Pittsburgh each year to study. Please contact us with any questions & your info so we can get started!
Host A Friday Night Open House
Bring a team of people from your church to help prepare and serve a meal to around 30 international students and volunteers (numbers fluctuate) on a Friday evening at the Hospitality House. After a game/activity, our staff introduces a cross-cultural topic that is discussed in small groups. This gives international students an excellent opportunity to meet and befriend American people. Hopefully, joining us in this event will give your group a closer look at our ministry!
If your church is interested in providing a meal for Friday Night Open House, please let us know!
Appoint A Church Team Leader
This is someone with a special interest in outreach to international students who can identify, coordinate and encourage volunteers, and who can serve as an information liaison between your church and our ministry.
Promote Friendship Partner Program
Did you know there are approximately 10,000 international students studying here in Pittsburgh? And only about 20% ever step foot in an American family's home, according to International Students Inc. YOU can help change these numbers! Through this program we connect you with a student or visiting scholar, giving you the opportunity to befriend someone you otherwise may never have met. We ask that you: meet with them monthly, contact them weekly, pray for them, and commit to this for one year.
Prayer And Finiancial Support
Pray that God’s Spirit will prepare the hearts of international students to be open to receiving spiritual truths from the Bible. Pray for effective, loving contact with American Christians. Funds are needed for staffing, equipment and supplies, and special events