Missionaries minister to English speaking, expatriate communities

By Kenneth D. MacHarg Where do the approximately fifteen million North Americans who live abroad attend church? The answers are varied, but many find their spiritual home in one of nearly one thousand English-language congregations around the world. While many of these Union Churches or International Congregations were established as a chaplaincy to provide ministry […]

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The Growing International Church Movement

By Kenneth D. MacHarg With estimates of fifteen million Americans living abroad, the overseas English-language church movement today is a growing enterprise, with some estimates of up to one thousand churches overseas. These congregations range from large, several-hundred-member churches in major foreign cities such as Paris or Tokyo to a small handful of people gathered […]

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I Love International Churches!

By an IC pastor in the Middle East (downloadable pdf version 88k) I love international churches! I have served as the pastor of an international church in the Middle East for sixteen years. I can’t imagine a more exciting and dynamic (oh yes, and exhausting) place to minister for the kingdom of God. When I […]

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The Antioch Example

Acts chapters 11 and 13 tell the story of the church at Antioch. That church reached Jews (expats in Antioch), Greek-speaking Syrians (locals in the city), plus Europeans and Asians (unreached peoples in those days). It was missional. It was international. It was a model church. Today, international churches are uniquely positioned to impact the […]

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