There are over 36,000 students at ISU, and it requires an enormous amount of energy and resources to ensure that the gospel is available to them.
Invest in the Next
What if you could be a part of investing in the next lost student on the campus of ISU? What if you could help reach the next generation for the gospel? What if you partnered with TSC to add another staff member who could invest in the lives of the next student leaders, changing generations to come? We believe God is doing big things in TSC and we want you to share in the joy of seeing Him do more by financially partnering with us.
Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
The Salt Company (TSC) is privileged to take up the mission that Jesus gave to us among the students at ISU. Our aim is to mobilize and to train students and leaders to make disciples of Jesus Christ in this exciting and strategic context. On a campus like ISU there are students with grave personal, social, and spiritual needs. We firmly believe that the Gospel (the good news) of Jesus Christ is the good news that reconciles people to God, and to each other, and begins to restore persons to flourishing by knowing him. You can partner with us to connect with these students with your prayers and financial support.
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One of the hallmarks of TSC is the tight-knit community. Regardless of our size, we have always felt like a small ministry because of the interconnectedness of the staff, leaders and students. Our ministry is a conversational ministry; we use our ministry platforms to build real, open relationships with leaders who multiply our effectiveness. To be a healthy ministry we must have many hands to serve many needs.
So, TSC is invested in a ministry of multiplication, and the staff members play a vital role in the ministry. Each staff member actively disciples approximately twelve student leaders, who in turn disciple roughly six or seven students. This means each staff member directory or indirectly shepherds around seventy-five students. The number of TSC staff dramatically impacts the number of students we can reach.
We add staff to discover needs, not to fix them. Each new staff member brings with them the possibility of investing in student leaders, and connecting with the needs of students. Since 2010, we have seen a surge in giving resulting in the addition of six new full-time staff. In this time we’ve also seen the ministry grow by 450 students (or 75 students per staff member added). This is no coincidence.
We want to reach more students with the message of Jesus. Weekly ministry involvement is less than 8% for the 32,000 students at ISU (all ISU Christian ministries included). We have seen God do incredible things in the last forty years, but we believe he has only begun his work here.
Would you partner with us in this work?
Join us in asking God to:
- Draw many students to himself (John 6:44-51)
- Transform our students and leaders to be marked by obedience to the truth and love for one another (1 Pet 1:22)
- Enable us to be “Salt” and light to a world that desperately needs Jesus (Matt 5:13-16)
- Bring alongside us co-laborers, supporters and friends in the ministry (3 John 5-8)
Please be sure to to specify giving for TSC in general or for a particular staff member