International Student Ministry

International Student Ministry

Stonebrook Community Church has a long history of involvement with internationals. We are actively involved in helping international students come to know Christ and grow in Him together. We also are involved in, and serve an Iowa State University student organization (called iFam) which helps to support and care for international students in the Ames area.

The Little Family
If you are an international student and are looking for a church family, we’d love to meet you. Our International Student Ministry group is called “The Little Family.” The Little Family meets on Friday nights from 7-8:30 p.m. for Bible study, prayer, and fellowship. They also meet throughout the week in small groups and various informal activities. If you are interested in checking out this community, feel free to contact us. We’ll be glad to invite you (and provide you with a ride if you need one).

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iFam (The International Family)
If you are an international student and are looking for a place to make friends and become closer to other internationals and Americans, try out iFam. The International Family is an ISU student organization that many of those involved in Stonebrook’s international ministry are also a part of. Its goal is to help ISU students (and ex-students) have fun, make good friends, find family, and grow in important areas of life while far from home. It meets on Saturday nights at different times and locations, and hosts many special events, holidays, and celebrations throughout the year. If you are interested in knowing more about iFam, check out their Website. They provide rides to anyone who needs them.

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If the Stonebrook Church family can be of help to you, please feel free to contact us. We care deeply about international students. We would be available to help you with things like finding furniture, getting a driver’s license and/or buying a car, dealing with health issues, improving your conversational English, moving things, or whatever your needs might be. We are here to serve. Contact us any time at


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