What is ISOM?

ISOM has been called the “training equivalent of the Jesus Film”. Below is a summary of some of ISOM’s features:

  • The internationally-recognized name for the International School of Ministry® which is the world’s largest video Bible school with more than 14,000 training sites in 142 nations.
  • A church-based video training program.
  • A complete training curriculum, including a facilitator’s guide, workbooks, group discussions, homework assignments and tests.
  • A bilingual program that is available in over 65 languages. Please note we also now have a non-bilingual version called ISOM Express for English only students. This new version cuts in half the time required to take ISOM lectures.
  • A school where English- and non-English-speaking students can learn side-by-side.
  • A program that respects pastoral leadership and authority.
  • A powerful missions tool.
  • An opportunity for every willing person in the Church to be trained for ministry.
  • A professionally-recorded curriculum.
  • A curriculum with well-known teachers that impart life messages in their areas of expertise.
  • A cost-effective program that is easy to implement.
  • A school where knowledge, character, and spiritual gifts are equally taught.
  • A program with no denominational ties.
  • A program through which the power of the Holy Spirit is manifested.