Who We Are

The International Student Ministry was founded in early Spring 2002. The International Student Ministry is a group of Christian volunteers including international students, American students, faculty, staff, and other individuals who desire to reach international students for Christ.

The purpose of our ministry is to help the spiritual and living needs of international students. Our goal is to help international students to know that God loves them and they can have a personal relationship with God through Jesus Christ. Jesus says, "I am the way and the truth and the life." Many international students have never heard about Jesus and His wonderful salvation before. They come to the United States for a better education and a better life. We tell them about Jesus and the eternal life He gives to those who believe in Him.

All to the glory of God in Jesus Christ.

What We Believe

Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals in the Cambridge Declaration (1996)


Thesis One: Scripture Alone
We reaffirm the inerrant Scripture to be the sole source of written divine revelation, which alone can bind the conscience. The Bible alone teaches all that is necessary for our salvation from sin and is the standard by which all Christian behavior must be measured. We deny that any creed, council or individual may bind a Christian's conscience, that the Holy Spirit speaks independently of or contrary to what is set forth in the Bible, or that personal spiritual experience can ever be a vehicle of revelation.

Thesis Two: Christ Alone
We reaffirm that our salvation is accomplished by the mediatorial work of the historical Christ alone. His sinless life and substitutionary atonement alone are sufficient for our justification and reconciliation to the Father. We deny that the gospel is preached if Christ's substitutionary work is not declared and faith in Christ and his work is not solicited.

Thesis Three: Grace Alone
We reaffirm that in salvation we are rescued from God's wrath by his grace alone. It is the supernatural work of the Holy Spirit that brings us to Christ by releasing us from our bondage to sin and raising us from spiritual death to spiritual life. We deny that salvation is in any sense a human work. Human methods, techniques or strategies by themselves cannot accomplish this transformation. Faith is not produced by our unregenerated human nature.

Thesis Four: Faith Alone
We reaffirm that justification is by grace alone through faith alone because of Christ alone. In justification Christ's righteousness is imputed to us as the only possible satisfaction of God's perfect justice. We deny that justification rests on any merit to be found in us, or upon the grounds of an infusion of Christ's righteousness in us, or that an institution claiming to be a church that denies or condemns sola fide can be recognized as a legitimate church.

Thesis Five: God's Glory Alone
We reaffirm that because salvation is of God and has been accomplished by God, it is for God's glory and that we must glorify him always.

We must live our entire lives before the face of God, under the authority of God and for his glory alone. We deny that we can properly glorify God if our worship is confused with entertainment, if we neglect either Law or Gospel in our preaching, or if self-improvement, self-esteem or self-fulfillment are allowed to become alternatives to the gospel.