Borderless works with local churches in cross-cultural mission, reaching African refugees and immigrants who are building new lives in our communities. Escaping war, political or religious persecution, moving for economic reasons or as international workers and students, many come from countries and people groups where there is no viable gospel witness. Crossing borders, leaving all that is known behind, they come in search of a better life. We work to welcome these travelers, build relationships with them, and in doing so introduce them to the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Today, millions of Africans live outside of Africa: in North America, Europe, and around the globe. There are pockets of Sudanese in Nebraska, Moroccans in the Netherlands, and Senegalese in Spain. Reaching out to these populations, and others like them, is called diaspora ministry.
Our teams serve in strategic communities around the globe where significant populations of ethnic Africans have settled. We seek partnerships with local churches to build relationships and share the hope of Christ with people groups we might not otherwise have the opportunity to work among.
Our ministry activities vary by location, but some of the common ways we work:
For immigrants and refugees:
- Welcoming and visiting new arrivals
- English or other language classes
- Help with documents, appointments
- Help with homework
- Driving instruction
- Home setup and repairs
- Serving through food banks
- and more
- Coaching and workshops on diaspora ministry strategy, African and Arab culture, and Islam
- Leading discovery teams
- Supporting church outreach
- Mobilizing and helping with new initiatives