Loving and serving the nations in our own backyard.
Our local international ministry exists to reach the nations in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area by pointing them to Christ and connecting to them the local Church. We are reaching international students, supporting refugees, and serving our local international friends in unique ways.
Did you know that 25% of world leaders are educated at colleges in America? The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) alone draws in over 7,500 international students each year. 75% of those students are never invited into an American home during their time in the US. Our International student outreach has a two-part strategy for connecting and building relationships with international students, and giving them a home away from home:
Refugees are people who have been forced from their home country due to war, famine, natural disaster, and/or political or religious persecution. Year over year, Dallas continues to be one of our country’s top destinations for immigrants and those seeking asylum. We have a biblical mandate to share the gospel to all of the nations of the world and to love our neighbors – we have the opportunity to do both in our own backyard!
There are a variety of ways that you can serve refugees in Dallas such as childcare, literacy classes, tangible needs, Bible studies, and more through Watermark partners: