ITS Church Relations


International Theological Seminary serves as a world-class training organization, equipping pastors and community leaders to transform their local communities into vibrant places of worship, mission, and justice.
ITS was founded more than 40 years ago, in 1982, with a vision to train students from around the globe and send them back to their home countries to lead ministries according to their calling.
We value providing high-quality education to our students at an affordable cost. 
There are many opportunities for local churches in Southern California to become involved.



Joshua, Master of Divinity

Left a promising IT career to follow God's call to take the Gospel to an unreached area in India

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Fanny, Doctor of Ministry

Pursuing further training after 18 years as a hospital chaplain, with plans to return to Cameroon to become a trainer of chaplains

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Suresh, Doctor of Ministry

Recognizes the need for theological training for Nepalese people who are in Nepal and abroad, including teaching, writing books in the Nepalese and English languages, and training others



Request a student to share his or her testimony/ministry in a service or mission event

preach or teach

Invite a student to preach or lead a bible study for your church


Invest in a student's education by helping to cover tuition or student housing costs, or assist with student transportation and practical needs

Church outings

Include students in a fun or meaningful church outing or event


Refer someone to ITS for a course, certificate, or degree program

ITS events

Participate in an ITS chapel, lecture series, or other campus event


  • Host a student at your church or organization for a Mentored Ministry Internship
  • Help form a student vocationally
  • Engage missionally in another culture through the student
  • Tackle challenging issues or new initiatives in your church with new life and creativity
  • Be personally challenged and changed as you sharpen one another

For more information, contact the Director of Church Relations & Mentored Ministry at