"I would suggest ISM to anyone who wants to see God do something amazing.  I don't want to forget anything I've learned here.  I had an experience with God and the Holy Spirit like I've never had before and I look forward to taking all I've learned back home with me."  Jake O'Donnell 01.16

"ISM has stretched me, empowered me, inspired me and equipped me with the tools needed to chase after God with my whole heart. I've learned that even the most ordinary people can do extraordinary things for the Kingdom of God if they step out in faith. ISM has blessed me in countless ways and is the best preparation for anyone who is seeking to serve." Tessa Markam 01.16 

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LAC Training Session Costs

All fees are in Canadian dollars.

1. Training Session: $900 


2. Training Session Accommodation: $525 


3. Training Session Professional Development: $500 (this includes language training, translator pay during ministry opportunities, cultural immersion, ministry travel/trips, etc)
 

TOTAL COST - TRAINING SESSION MONTH: $1925  

4. Application Fee - $150

5. Placement Fee - $200 (this is deposited into your personal account)

6. Internship Costs:  

After you are accepted, ISM will provide you with a budget to raise for the interning/serving session that is tailored to you. ​These costs vary depending on your internship location.

 

Information Regarding Charitable Receipting
The PAOC is able to issue charitable receipts for donations made by Canadian donors, once your account with the PAOC is set up. Further details are included in the Acceptance Package.

 

Charitable receipts for American Donors are receipted through RPEC, our funding conduit in the USA.

 

Information for Current College/University Students
If you are planning to complete your formal internship through ISM, your school may keep all of your financial records, sending the appropriate fees to ISM. In this case, charitable receipts will be issued by your college.

 

Questions

If you have any questions regarding the payment of fees/housing, or have questions regarding the school in general, email Adrian.Thomas@paoc.org.

Curriculum Approach

FOUR WEEKS - FOUR MODULES: (once the training month is completed, you begin your internship)


At ISM, classes are taught by a seasoned team of global workers from a variety of organizations. Built into class time is the opportunity to engage in hands-on learning, and will experience what it feels like to explore, engage, and serve in a new culture. The ISM curriculum and internship program satisfy at least 400 hours of the internship required by most colleges/universities.


Areas of Study
Each week of the in-class phase focuses on a different aspect of serving cross-culturally. This supports development of a holistic foundation while living in the ISM community, before being launched into your internship. 

 

Week 1 Culture - addresses culture shock and stress, how to work in a new culture, and specific cultural differences that will be encountered.  This week will stretch your understanding of what culture is, and forces you to consciously consider how to positively interact as global workers representing Christ. 

 

Week 2 – Holy Spirit - focuses on learning how to partner your passion with that of the Holy Spirit. You will learn how to live supernaturally, understand the Gifts and Fruit of the Spirit, and grow in awareness of, and appreciation for the character of God. 

 

Week 3 – Personal - will help you to get your life in shape physically, spiritually and emotionally. You will learn how to get along with others, discover your giftings, and maximize your time alone with God. 

 

Week 4 – Ministry - will give you opportunities to learn specific ways of serving and encouraging others with excellence, working with different types of leaders, supporting different types of ministries. Experts will share their experiences and insights with you.

 

There are no tests at ISM.                

                           

                                                                                          Reading List

Required Reading

Cross cultural ServantHood - Duane Elmer

The Hole in the Gospel -  Richard Sterns

Let the Nations be Glad - John Piper

Rebirth of Latin American Christianity - Todd Hartch  

When Helping Hurts - Steven Corbett & Brian Fikkert 
Serving With Eyes Wide Open - David A. Livermore
Unearth: Exploring A Land With No Name (Re-entry) - Christy Vidrine & Autumn Rogers

Recommended Reading:

Discipling Nations - Darrow Miller

The Insanity of God -  Nik Ripken

Go and Do - Don Everts

Don't Waste your Life -John Piper