People from every nation under heaven are gathering in cities around the globe seeking business, education or social opportunities. As this population shift takes place, another shift is occurring. Those international populations increasingly speak English as a common language. When a Chinese student attends university in Germany – the language he speaks with his roommate from Argentina is English! In international business, sports, education and social networking, even among air traffic controllers in the skies, English is the common language of the world.
As the international English-speaking population grows, the opportunities for the spread of the gospel grow. International Churches are English-speaking congregations where people from around the globe gather to worship, and learn about life in Christ. For many, it is their first opportunity to hear the gospel and worship without fear of persecution. Here they find community, support one another, grow in faith, and reach out to their family and friends with the gospel.
International Church Planting is an exciting way to “go into all the world” by reaching population centers where the the nations have gathered!