INTERNATIONALS IN MEMPHIS ministry

We have various ways that you can volunteer with our outreach to internationals in Memphis as a church. Together we serve refugees, immigrant professionals, and international students through English practice, welcome events, and meeting immediate physical needs.  We desire to show them the love and welcome of Jesus in order that we might open Gospel doors through these relationships.

Volunteer WITH OUR PARTNERS

We have partners serving refugees, international students, and language learners across the city of Memphis. God is bringing the nations to Memphis, and He desires to mobilize you to take the good news of Jesus to them!


If you would like to volunteer with one of our partners serving an affinity group, click here to sign up & find out more!

GET RESOURCED

Everyday we brush shoulders with immigrants and neighbors from unreached people groups - God is bringing the nations to Memphis and He has placed you in your workplace, neighborhood, and school for a purpose!  If you would like to be resourced and coached in reaching out to the immigrants in your life, we would love to resource you! 


Sign up here to receive resources and coaching in reaching out to the internationals in your sphere of influence.

CONNECT WITH IMMIGRANTS

God is bringing the nations to us - 1 in 10 residents on Mud Island are immigrants! We would love to connect you with international friends in our neighborhood. 


Sign up here for opportunities to meet and befriend internationals in our community.

INITIATE OF LIFE GROUP CARE PROJECT

Together every life group is initiated with the value of living with passionate purpose and to see expanding discipleship!


We are excited to announce MICRO GRANTS that every ICC Life Group can apply for. Together we as a church will invest through each life group into every community in our city through practical acts of service for refugees, international students, language learners, and professional immigrants. 


We hope you will dream together with your LIFE GROUP about how you might show radical CARE TOGETHER this season! 


Tell us how your Life Group would like to serve!


CONNECT WITH A LIFE GROUP


"I first caught wind of Global Friends when I was a junior at the University of Memphis while being tutored in Mandarin by a Chinese. Though not a believer himself, he would talk about a certain group of people who got together each month to eat and hangout. Sure enough, these monthly gatherings were held by Global Friends. I continued to hear the name pop up every now and thenbut it wasn't until I came to ICC and was introduced to a friend that I finally had a connection to the organization. I started officially volunteering with them in August 2019. 


One particular student, who is from Bangladesh and was raised in a Muslim family, is studying the book of John with me in one of the Global Friends' Bible studies. In one of our last meetings, she shared with us that though she knows there is a God, she feels restless and without peace not knowing who or which one he is. It stunned me that she had connected her restlessness with her uncertainty of who God is and was able to articulate it the way she did that night. Then, pointing to her Bible, she said, 'But I think it's this one. I don't have the faith yet, but I want to.' She is a living example of how God delights in using faithful, loving believers to point individuals to Himself. 


IYou absolutely do not have to get on a plane to do missions. There are people from other nations right here in our city who are dying to be known and experience real connection; and to be quite frank, having a heart for the nations is not an elective in the church. Rather, it is a mandate to all professing followers of Christ. Therefore, if you have even an inkling of a desire to work with internationals here in Memphis, go for it!"


- ANNA from our icc family