ICO is a not-for-profit ministry serving international students and visiting scholars in the greater Tulsa area. International Community Outreach exists to glorify God by meeting practical and spiritual needs of international students through acts of service and through the proclamation of the gospel of Christ.
As the name implies, the ICO venture is:
Worldwide in influence and vision
Christ's commissioning to "Go into all the world..." finds its response when a follower of Jesus provides the international student a ride from the airport, a visit to Wal-Mart, or an engaging "Welcome!" at a community picnic.
Relevant to community in culture
As the world's peoples mingle with the Christian Family, a "connect" occurs. This lends itself to dialogue, relationship, and often an exploration of Faith.
Transformational through Service and Sharing
Far-reaching effects can result as students themselves become conveyers of the message and aroma of Christ back to their homelands. Meaningful services for international students include English conversation practice, car clinics, weekly on-campus lunches, soccer games, ladies brunches, mall visits. . . all the while giving the Holy Spirit His gentle moments to convey God's truth inoffensively, relevantly, convincingly.
Bible studies and local church visits become welcoming environments for questioners, seekers.
International Community Outreach is served by an Executive Board comprised of the following members: