PAOC International Missions is excited to announce the launch of Impact School of Missions (ISM) Global, a student internship training program designed to prepare students for cross-cultural ministry work in Southeast Asia, Eurasia and Latin America.
Beginning in 2017, the two new training locations of Slovakia (Eurasia) and the Dominican Republic (Latin America) will expand to welcome students from North America who will receive four weeks of hands-on-learning to explore, engage and serve in a new culture, in addition to their established Southeast Asia location.
Information about applications, internships, fees, recommended reading and training are available online at http://www.ismglobal.ca/.
After completing the four week in-class session, students will embark on their internships. Each region has many internship opportunities. Their ministries range from helping victims of human trafficking, children’s homes, campus ministry, church planting, poverty alleviation, slum ministry, teaching English, and business as mission, Pastoral/church ministry involvement, humanitarian work, youth/young adult work, administration, teaching/training programs, health awareness, construction/work projects, Bible Colleges, refugee ministry and youth ministry.
Eurasia is one of the most diverse, innovative and complicated regions in the world. We span two continents, multiple cultures and languages. Our region is the birthplace of modern Christianity and humanism. It has fervently religious nations and those that are completely secular. The Church used to hold complete sway in all areas of life but it's not a forgotten memory or a relic of the past. The need for a vibrant gospel witness has never been greater, especially in light of serious issues like human trafficking, refugees, terrorism, addiction and depression that are spreading throughout the region.
We are excited to be launching ISM Eurasia as way to empower and release innovative, gracious and courageous people into mission. The need has never been greater nor have the challenges been stronger in Eurasia than they are today. While we aren't your typical mission field, we know that the issues in Eurasia don't need a typical response or standard solution. We are looking for the next wave of creative missional thinkers and doers to join us for a catalytic time of soulful preparation and practical missional internships at ISM Eurasia.
-Sheldon and Anna Armitage, ISM Eurasia Directors in Slovakia.
ISM Eurasia with refugees.
What a privilege it is to play a part in investing in the lives of young people who have a heart for missions, preparing and sending them out into different nations of the Latin America (LAC) region. ISM LAC will be located in the heart of the Caribbean, and from there, ISM interns will be sent across the LAC region to serve and work alongside our missionaries. The missionaries throughout the region are excited to see this program implemented, and looking forward to having ISM interns serve alongside them. The LAC region includes the Caribbean, South, and Central America. With such a range of cultures and countries, the needs are great, the problems and issues often seem overwhelming, and the work is often hard. The LAC region needs young people with a heart for God, a passion for the lost, and willingness to serve God in any capacity to further His Kingdom and to spread the Gospel.
-Adrian and Sharon Thomas, ISM LAC Directors in the Dominican Republic.
ISM LAC students onsite.
Impact School of Missions Southeast Asia is a Holy Spirit-led missions training school located in Bangkok, Thailand. We believe that the Holy Spirit is raising up a generation of young adults who are longing to live their lives with purpose and are willing to GO, serve, and love the people of this extensive region. ISM SEA will train, equip, and mobilize students to have an impact on the world around them.
We are excited about the increased potential for missions training with the opening of two additional Impact Schools of Missions, in Latin America and Eurasia – part of Impact School of Missions Global.
Now there are even more opportunities for young men and women to come and learn from seasoned global workers and ministry leaders; to understand what it takes to effect positive change first in themselves, and then in the world, all while experiencing everyday life in a missions context. Now even more young adults will discover their giftings and passions, offering them to God by serving with excellence in their chosen internship in one of any number of countries.
Come and be part of the generation that accomplishes the unprecedented!
-Bev and Gary Laing, ISM SEA Directors in Thailand
ISM SEA students.
About ISM Global
Impact School of Missions was born out of the vision and passion that rose in the heart of Sandra McIntosh, a global worker with the PAOC in Southeast Asia (SEA). She began serving as the Volunteer Coordinator with NightLight International and after several years of overseeing students from all of the world she began pursuing God's dream of formalizing the training to equip and mobilize students to serve all over SEA.
Students from Impact School of Missions Global work with reputable charities and organizations such as ERDO, Imagine Thailand, Jewels In A Crown, Noah’s Ark, Bratislava International Fellowship, Envision Ukraine, L'viv Theological Seminary, Every Day Ministries Canada, King’s Castle and m414.