Who We Are

2011Staff_webInterFACE (iFace) Ministries – the face of international friendships – is a nonprofit educational, Christian organization which networks international students and scholars with culturally sensitive Americans who enjoy cross-cultural friendships and the open exchange of ideas. Just as computers need to interface in order to communicate, we from around the world should be encouraged to connect with one another to learn more about our world and our Creator. As a Christian organization, iFace advocates purity of motives, clarity in purpose, and honesty in intention. Our philosophy is to encourage mutual dialogue, as summed up in the words from the Bible, “Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope you have. But do this with gentleness and respect.” All iFace activities are open to international students, scholars, and their families regardless of race, nationality, or religious preference.

You might notice that iFace doesn’t look identical in all locations, but we all share a common value and purpose to serve international students.  What else do we highly value?  Consider this: if you were in need of important medical advice, would you seek help at a Wal-Mart? A neighbor? A non-medical friend?  Probably not.  In the same way, when it comes to seeking advice and input about long range (eternal) spiritual issues, you want help from people who know from years of formal training and personal experience.  Our staff deal with such issues and answer questions about such topics every day from students representing almost every possible background.  So please feel free to ask a question or enter a discussion with our staff.  They would love to learn from you and help you in any way they can.