In 2000, BCM International recognised the need for an international, discipleship-based, ready-to-use children’s ministry training programme.

Over the next five years, 60+ children’s ministry leaders representing more than 20 nations participated in developing and field-testing the ISMT programme to ensure that it would be globally relevant.

In 2005, ISMT was published in English.  We could not have anticipated the worldwide explosion that followed.


  • ISMT is available in 10 languages with many more in progress.
  • ISMT has been used to equip thousands of new teachers in over 40 countries on 5 continents
  • Hundreds of new children’s ministry trainers have been prepared at one of our Train the Trainer workshops.
  • Over 30 certified ISMT master trainers mentor new trainers and oversee ISMT ministry in their regions.