August 24, 2016

be • coming • us


Dear Friends,

We have a sacred opportunity literally knocking at our doors. People from every corner of the globe are joining our communities, and we can welcome them in a way that reflects the inclusive heart of God.  be·coming·us: Enlarging the Circle to Welcome Everyone is an attempt to inform, include, and inspire us to do just that through a small group video series. Our goal is to lovingly engage two of the least understood groups in the U.S.—people with refugee status and international students—in mutual and empowering relationships. This study series is designed to prepare you to do so in a relaxed and informative atmosphere.

be·coming·us: Enlarging the Circle to Welcome Everyone is presented by The RISE Project, an initiative of the International Conference On Missions. ICOM exists to encourage and equip the Church to make disciples and to enlist new Kingdom workers. The RISE Project accomplishes these objectives by helping believers engage, encourage, and embrace people with refugee status and international students as part of our family.

Information on this site includes:

“Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have show hospitality to angels without knowing it.” (Hebrews 13:2 NIV)

We pray this project will encourage you.

With Blessings,

Mike Schrage
Former ICOM President

David Empson
Executive Director of ICOM