How Can Your Church Partner With Us?
Thank you for your interest in learning ways that your church can become involved with PRISM. With over 12,000 international students and scholars studying in Pittsburgh, your partnership is vital in meeting, befriending and earning the opportunity to share the good news of our Lord, Jesus Christ.
We are honored to have you join us in this important mission work. Although it is essential to send missionaries overseas, God has also made plans for the nations to come to us. Please consider joining PRISM as missionaries to the world, here in our own backyard.
PRISM Open House
Host a Friday night Open House. Bring a team from your church to help prepare and serve a meal to around 30 international students and volunteers (numbers fluctuate) on a Friday evening at the Hospitality House. After a game/activity, our staff introduces a cross-cultural topic that is discussed in small groups. This gives international students an excellent opportunity to meet and befriend Christian Americans. Hopefully, joining us in this event will give your church an opporunity to get a closer look at our ministry!
If you would like to host an Open House, click the button below and fill our hosting form. If you have any questions, fill out the contact form on the right side of this page or email our staff member Bernadette Fischer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your Church Event
Does your church have an activity or event that you could Invite international students and scholars to join in? This could be a picnic, special music, a harvest party, dancing (yes, we have done swing dancing), Easter egg hunt or any event you would enjoy sharing with international students and schaolars. It is a great way to introduce PRISM to your congregation.
Promote PRISM Connections. Did you know there are approximately 12,000 international students studying here in Pittsburgh? According to I.S.I. (International Students Inc.), only about 20% ever step foot in an American family's home. You can help change this number. Through PRISM Connections, we use our SmartMatch database to match American volunteers with an international students or visiting scholars as a Friendship Partner, Mentor or Bible Learning Partner.
The PRISM board and staff believe in the importance of prayer. We invite you to join usin a variety of ways. Every Monday at 11 a.m. we have an open prayer meeting on zoom. Upon request, we send out a weekly email prayer updates. Bi-annually, we invite our supporters to an in-person concert of prayer. We invite you to join us for one or all of these times of talking to our God and Father who we depend on for every aspect of this work.
Although this is last on our list of ways to get involved, it is not the least. PRISM is a non-profit organization and we would not be able to do the work God has called us to without the finaical support of those who share the same passion to fulfill Jesus' commandement in Mathew 28:18-20. Please consider adding us to your mission budget and supporting our staff in bringing the gospel to the nations.
If you would like to host an Open House, click the button below and fill out our hosting form. If you have any questions, fill out the contact form on the right side of this page or email our staff member Bernadette Fischer at email@example.com or PRISM's Director, Scott Boyd at firstname.lastname@example.org