Campus Ministry to International Students: Opportunities Amid Challenges
The presence of international students on university campuses in the U.S. provides a unique opportunity to pastors and laypeople for on-going campus ministry to international students. Unique challenges that come with ministry to international students may cause some to assume they lack the expertise and experience needed to minister to international students in a campus setting. This paper will examine ways in which the challenges inherent in ministry to international college students are not only possible to overcome, but actually can serve as opportunities to support long-term ministry to international students. In exploring ministry to international students, my hope is that the reader finds joy that such an endeavor brings blessings from God for both the student and the minister involved.