Arkansas State University has over 650 International Students enrolled from over 50 different countries. Many of these countries have limited or no access to the gospel.
These students often find it difficult to build meaningful relationships with American students and families.
The goal of our International Student Ministry is to connect with these students so that we can help connect them to the church, by sharing the gospel and building relationships with them.
We can build relationships with these students through several different events; weekly English conversation practice groups, international student move-in and cook-out, sporting events, or having students over for dinner.
If you’re interested in being a part of the International Student Ministry, or learning more, please join us for our International Student Prayer/Interest Meeting on February 24th at 1pm. The meeting will last 30 minutes and will give you all the info you’ll need to get involved.
Word Women excitedly announces the LifeWay Going Beyond Simulcast with Priscilla Shirer on April 6. The Going Beyond Simulcast brings women together from all walks of life across the globe for a day of biblical teaching, prayer, and worship. This simulcast is open to any woman and the event registration deadline is April 3.
$20 (Includes admission and lunch)
$15 (Includes souvenir T-Shirt) (optional)
Do you want to bring home a keepsake from our simulcast get together? Do you love a shirt souvenir to commemorate a special day of teaching? Below you can register for this event and also buy a t-shirt. The t-shirt is $15 and is an optional purchase. If you do not wish to purchase it, simply select “I do not want a shirt” under the options for shirt sizes. The t-shirt order deadline is March 24.
About Priscilla Shirer
Priscilla Shirer is a wife and mom first, but put a Bible in her hand and a message in her heart, and you’ll see why thousands meet God in powerful, personal ways at her live events. With a Master’s Degree in biblical studies from Dallas Theological Seminary, Priscilla brings the depths of Scripture to life. She is the author of best-selling Bible studies, including Discerning the Voice of God, The Armor of God, Gideon, and Jonah, as well as the author of many books, including Fervent and the New York Times best-seller The Resolution for Women. She and her husband, Jerry, lead Going Beyond Ministries. They count it as their greatest privilege to serve every denomination and culture of the church.
Takasaki, Japan: 450,000 people including surrounding areas. Takasaki is famous for its giant Buddhist statue of Kannon (Buddhist goddess of mercy) and is also famous as the hometown of Daruma dolls, which are Buddhist ‘good luck’ charms. Takasaki is about 75 miles from Tokyo but has a much slower pace of life and is actually regarded as rural by Japanese standards.
% of Evangelical Believers: 0.58%
Primary Religious Views: Most Japanese individuals are either Buddhist or Shinto, while many mix the practices of the two together. Christians represent a very small slice of the population, and available statistics on the number often include cults and non-evangelic groups.
Japan does not require a visa but you will need a passport
Work while there: Working with local missionaries on college campuses and around the city; English outreaches – sharing testimonies; assisting local churches, opportunities for sports ministry.
Watch this video to see how God moved on last year's trip to Japan.
Cost of the Trip:
Total: appx $2,164
Application Deadline: March 17
La Romana: 130,000 people; known as the ‘beautiful village,’ it is popular for its beaches and tourist economy. Much of the population is Roman Catholic with a mixture of Spiritism and nominalism.
% of Evangelical Believers: 23% (Religion in Latin America: Widespread Change in a Historically Catholic Region, November 2014, Pew Research Center)
Primary Religious Views: The majority of Dominicans (57%) identify as Catholic but with very limited understanding of what they believe.
Dominican Republic does not require a visa but you will need a passport
Work while there: Working with a local church planter, Mr. Gilberto. We will be prayer-walking, sharing the gospel, inviting locals to church services and possibly working with school-age and university students.
Cost of the Trip:
Total: appx $1,400
Application Deadline: March 31
A-State International Move In will be Monday, January 8th from 3-5pm. This will be a time to move in the international students that will be attending Arkansas State this Spring. We will meet at Word at 2:30 to head to the international department. There will be a cookout to follow at the A-State pavilion at 6pm. This cookout will be a time to connect with the students you moved in that day.