Thank you for participating in the “Reaching the Foreigner Among Us” Conference. We hope that you were challenged and inspired through better understanding the opportunity of diaspora ministry. Our goal is that you will actually take the next step in pursuing ministry to the foreigners that reside among us.
On this page, you will find resources that can help you on your journey. We would also be delighted to hear from you with any questions that you might have. You can leave a comment on the form below and we will reach back soon.
Resources to Reframe, Rethink, and Renew
Diaspora Ministry begins with opening our eyes and educating ourselves about what God is doing in our world today through globalization and migration. These resources will help educate, introduce, and move our hearts to engage in diaspora ministry.
Global Frontier Missions GFM 101 Youtube Channel
4 videos on God’s heart for the nations, what is a UPG, the task remaining, and God’s heart for the foreigner
The Peoples Next Door Project
The more your church family is personally involved in discovering local UPG populations in your area, the more their hearts will be engaged. Get trained with a few simple open source tools to get started identifying the foreigners among you who most need a gospel witness among them.
A community of missions agency leaders working together to discover and implement agency-wide solutions for diaspora missions. While NextMove specifically serves missions agencies, their Resources Page has many articles helpful to anyone interested in diaspora missions.
Perspectives on the World Christian Movement
A 15-week class that challenges students to join God’s eternal plan to bring a people together, for His glory, from every people group on earth. Perspectives explores the biblical, historical, cultural, and strategic perspectives on this unfolding World Christian Movement.
Naya Jeevan Hindu Ministry Training
This ministry (part of CRU) provides training and resources for Christians to be mobilized to reach their Hindu neighbors.
Resources to Engage
Begin Engaging Diaspora Peoples by Serving Their Needs.
World Relief operates through 20 offices across the United States, working in partnership with the U.S. Department of State and an extensive network of local church partners, to welcome and resettle thousands of refugees referred by the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) to the United States each year.
International Learning Centers
Independent organizations across the U.S. (with varying levels of evangelistic / faith-based focus) that offer language classes, early childhood development classes, after-school homework help, citizenship classes, American culture classes, etc. Here are some coast-to-coast examples you could contact and learn from:
Christ For All Peoples
Since 2007, ChristforAllPeoples.org mission is “Connecting Christians with Immigrants” and we accomplish this through the distribution of multi-language Jesus Film DVDs. In ten years we have reached over 5 million immigrants with the message of Jesus and we can supply your outreach needs as well.
Resources to Re-Center, Launch, and Extend
Develop Local and Global Missionary Teams and Create Partnerships for Diaspora Ministry
The Omega Challenge
A ministry that facilitates the formation of partnerships between local churches, missions agencies, and local practitioner learning communities to reach a UPG population in a North American city while preparing to eventually field an international team to an unengaged people group.
A ministry that facilitates church planting movements among least reached people groups in strategic global gateway cities.
International Project initiates church planting movements among unreached people groups outside their homeland through training and supporting teams of incarnational workers throughout the New York City metro area and beyond.
Diaspora Ministry Coalition
A ministry formed through the formal partnership of several missions agencies to develop new teams of workers in strategic cities throughout the United States and Canada.
A ministry that facilitates ordinary believers in Jesus to move into and make disciples among the most unreached and high-needs areas of our cities across North America (and globally).
We reach for the unreached by building disciple-making teams and equipping young adults for a lifetime of effective ministry while pursuing disciple making movements among international populations in North America.
Resources to Shift
Partner with Global South Churches and Mission Agencies for Diaspora Ministry
Global Diaspora Network
A ministry of the Lausanne Movement seeking to empower the global church to respond effectively to the missional opportunities presented by global migration and diaspora communities.
If you have more questions, please contact us!