"We believe in the divine inspiration and authority of the Scriptures. By this is meant a miraculous guidance of the Holy Spirit in their original writing, extending to all parts of the Scripture equally, applying even to the choice of the words, so that the result is the very Word of God; the only infallible rule of faith and practice. Moreover, it is our conviction that God has exercised such singular care and providence through the ages in preserving the written Word, that the Scriptures as we now have them are in every essential particular as originally given, and contain all things necessary to salvation. "We believe in the one God revealed as existing in three equal Persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. We believe in the Deity of the Lord Jesus Christ. We believe in the Holy Spirit as a Divine Person, a personality as distinct as the Father and the Son. "We believe that as through one man sin entered the world and death through sin, so death passed unto all people, for that all have sinned. "We believe in the death of Jesus Christ, as a true substitute, and that His death was a sufficient expiation for the guilt of all people. We believe in His bodily resurrection from the dead. "We believe that those who receive Christ by faith have a new life from God given to them. "We believe that people are justified by faith alone and are counted as righteous before God only by the merit of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ imputed to them. "We believe in the everlasting conscious blessedness of the saved, and the everlasting conscious punishment of the lost. "We believe in the personal return of our Lord. "We believe it to be the supreme responsibility of the disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ to make His Gospel known to all people."
International Students, Inc. exists to share Christ's love with international students and to equip them for effective service in cooperation with the local church and others.
To see every international student befriended, led to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, and discipled for His service.
ISI's Core ValuesIn everything we do, we will conduct ourselves in keeping with biblical principles through:
A Christ-centered approach to serving others, applying biblical principles, standards, and practices as an organization and as individuals.
A student-centered ministry , designing our ministry programs in response to the needs of international students and their families, treating every student with dignity, compassion, and sensitivity.
Full-cycle evangelism , ministering to students so they come to a knowledge of salvation in Christ and are equipped to reproduce the life of Christ in others.
A dependence on churches , remaining committed to accomplishing our objectives through the mobilization of the people of God.
A national identity , creating a ministry culture with local flexibility with which all ISI constituents can identify on a national basis through the use of common distinctives and operating procedures.