International Student Ministry


Okoboji Bible Conference Ministries in Partnership with Global Friends and local churches take a lead role in welcoming, befriending, and serving the hundreds of international students who descend upon Okoboji every summer. These wonderful people come to work in the states to gain experience, learn English, explore the world and make money. Our desire is to see these young people connected in our community. We want to provide social gathering opportunities and relational connections to build a bridge to gently introduce them to Jesus.

Many of these students come from regions that are closed to the gospel or who have little to no opportunity to hear about Jesus and his love for them. Through outreach events, providing meals, making connections, helping with English and giving rides we want to tangibly show these students the love of Jesus and provide them opportunities to hear the gospel.

There are many ways to be involved in serving. If you have interest in hearing about those opportunities, grow in your knowledge of how to interact with international students or simply join us in prayer for the international students this summer, join us on any of the Sunday night opportunities listed.

There is no commitment to be involved if you come to a Sunday night training. Each session stands alone and will include a training video related to International Student Ministry, discussion around the video and prayer for the ministry this summer. Opportunity to learn how you could be involved this summer will be shared.

I hope to see you!