Christians believe that God rules over the whole world, and that his gift of salvation - given by grace and received by faith - is for everyone, first for the Jew, then for the Gentile. As followers of Christ, we have been given a great commission to make disciples of all nations, and what better way to do this than to introduce Jesus to international students whilst they are here at Catz! We need to make an extra effort to befriend and to show practical love to those from overseas because they may find it hard to adapt to our reserved British culture. We also need to preach the gospel in a simple and clear manner that will breach the cultural and linguistic divide, making Jesus known to international students personally.
As a college group, we also consider the advance of the gospel at the global scale through regular prayer. Each week, we spend some time exploring worldwide mission in various forms, and we pray for specific countries or organisations (such as IFES), as well as for those with whom we have links - such as former Catharians now serving in Thailand!
Please do contact the Int Rep if you have any ideas about how to serve God and the international students in Catz, or would like to find out more about mission, or have an idea for the international slot in College group.