Xplore: Welcoming the Nations Among Us
Engage with your cross-cultural neighbors for the sake of the gospel
Xplore: Welcoming the Nations Among Us is a 6-lesson study inviting believers to explore welcoming others for God’s glory. Welcoming is more than being friendly. It is the lifestyle of a person prioritizing God’s mission to “make disciples of all nations.” A welcomer gets involved with those around them from different cultures, developing genuine cross-cultural friendships, selflessly serving, and always being ready to share Jesus with others. Our Father has always been a welcomer and has a role for each of us to play in joining Him. Welcoming participants will explore:
- The realities of migrants and near neighbors around them
- Their own obstacles to reaching out cross-culturally
- Practical steps they can take to start welcoming
How It’s Used
The Xplore: Welcoming the Nations Among Us study is suitable for any believer or group who wants to explore and obey God’s call to welcome. Designed for personal or small group study, large groups or one-on-one discipleship, it shines a light on the biblical basis for welcoming and challenges participants to look honestly at their own barriers to engaging cross-culturally. Practical and applicable, guiding students to craft a personalized welcomer plan and offering a Digging Deeper section for further individual study.
- The Biblical Basis of Welcoming
- The Need and the Opportunity
- Who can I Welcome?
- Obstacles to Welcoming
- How do I Welcome?
- Developing a Welcomer Plan
These downloads cover foundational topics in knowing and living out God’s heart for all nations, helping you share biblical teaching, thought provoking questions, and practical application that connect people’s minds, hearts, and actions with God’s global mission.
The GOer Group videos are a free 7-lesson series addressing the major questions and barriers believers encounter as they pursue cross-cultural ministry. Each video features insights and advice from experienced people who have either spent time on the mission field or have helped many people to get there. GOer Groups are for people committed to long-term cross-cultural ministry and who want a community where they can encourage each other on their journey to the nations.