These Bible studies and other helps will guide you in ministering among international students and scholars. Hover over each list item to see the title more clearly, then click the + to see a description and reveal a download button.
The Basics of Christian Beliefs
Twenty lessons that cover basic Christian beliefs. The material includes a student and leader's guide for each lesson. The material may be printed at local ISM sites at no cost. The material is copyrighted by ISM, Inc. and should not be sold. All of the lessons are free and available in pdf format.
Followers of Jesus
Biblical world view
Topical ism studies
In-depth BIBLE study
This in-depth Bible study is perfect for helping your students study what Lutherans call the six chief parts: the 10 Commandments, the Apostles’ Creed, the Lord’s Prayer, Baptism, the Lord’s Supper and the Office of the Keys. Illustration for Lesson 7 is available, or you can make your own. Please contact Rev. Paul Hoemann for more information at email@example.com.
with international friendships
A practical guide for reaching out with friendship and love to international students and their families, helping them to practice speaking English, learning about American culture, and showing and sharing your Christian faith through conversation.
things to know on your campus
International Student Information Form
Guide to the First Meeting
This is a practical guide for the first meeting between an international student and dirctor or volunteer. The first meeting need not be so formal, but this guide will help clear up potential misunderstandings. The goal is for all present to get to know one another and how to relate to one another.
finding and meeting international students
ism committee guidelines
To increase awareness of international student ministry in a community, local congregations can form an ISM Committee. This committee would be the link between the local international student ministry site and the members of a specific congregation. This resource provides a sample of committee guidelines.
Ministry among International Children
There's something special about doing things together as a community. Jesus said our love for one another would be the true sign of His presence. Here are some activities that some campus ministries have tried which have been successful.
Weekly Gathering Ideas
What is a True Lutheran
by Pastor and Missionary, Bernie Lutz
What Is a True Lutheran had it's birth in South Sudan as a seminar on Lutheranism. It took time to develop and is intentionally written to include thousands of foreign students who study in the U.S.