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What Drives Us...

Ephesians 4:12, in the New Living Translation says, that because of the various gifts God has given to each of us, our “responsibility is to equip God's people to do his work and build up the church, the body of Christ.” At ICC International we take that instruction very seriously.

We apply this instruction to the “whole person”. Mark in his gospel, chapter 12, verse 30 tells us that all of us are to “Love the Lord your God with all your HEART and with all your SOUL and with all your MIND and with all your STRENGTH.” Doctor Luke echoes that in his gospel, chapter 10, verse 27 when he basically repeats Mark's verse and adds, “and, Love your neighbour as yourself.”

At ICC, we're driven by Paul telling us to equip others, by Mark (and Luke) telling us to address their emotional, spiritual, intellectual, and physical needs, and then by Luke who tells us we can do this by showing love to others. Finally, Matthew in his gospel, chapter 10, verses 30-46 relates to us that the “least of these” who are hungry, thirsty, estranged, naked, sick, or imprisoned also includes those in the Body of Christ, thus taking us full circle to Paul's instruction of doing all we can to build up the Body.

Now, you know what drives us. If you can identify with what Paul is telling the Ephesian Christians, and what Matthew, Mark and Luke are saying in their gospels, then we believe what drives us, will drive you. We look forward to being encouraged by your call to say, “Count me in.” And we promise, we'll do all we can to make what you do “count for Him!”

ICC International - Strategic Plan Components

Helping people reach their God-given potential since 1945

Vision Statement

ICC International is committed to helping people develop their bodies, minds, and spirits in a godly way so that they have an opportunity to fulfil the purpose God intended for them.

Mission Statement

ICC International is committed to helping other members of the Body of Christ, specifically those in developing and emerging countries, to become more effective and efficient witnesses for Christ in their own culture, not only in their faith and application of it in their lives, but also in helping each individual develop all their God-given abilities to the glory of God. We do this through our support of schools, churches, and local institutions, providing practical resources (medicine, clean water, sustainable food supplies, educational needs, etc.), and spiritual formation through training and leadership development for the local church pastors and lay workers. The hope of ICC International is to act as "facilitator", working toward sustainability for those receiving the services of ICC International. ICC International is also committed to sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the world through the publishing and/or distribution of both the printed and audio/visual formats of scripture and other Christian literature.

ICC Core Values

  1. Each and every human being is a special creation of God. As brothers and sisters in Christ, we are called to help those in need and respond with compassion and love, not only in word but in deed. We believe those who experience abundance of resources and relative economic stability have a responsibility, as Christians, to share our blessings with others. Our responsibility is to provide the tools and necessary skills to move recipients to independence and sustainability.
  2. God's timeless truth can transform people's whole lives and the lives of a community.
  3. Maturity requires mentoring.
  4. God's work done God's way can be exciting and challenging, stretching those involved and better equipping them to serve Him.
  5. Excellence honours God and inspires people.
  6. The pursuit of full devotion to Christ is normal for every Christ follower and we expect each to show authenticity and continuous growth.
  7. Mission ministry should be culturally relevant and biblically pure.
  8. Christ followers are Christ's representatives every day and represent Him in every relationship, action, and word.

ICC Doctrinal Statement

  1. We believe in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments as verbally inspired by God and inerrant in the original writings, and that they are the supreme and final authority in faith and conduct.
  2. We believe in one God eternally existing in three persons: The Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
  3. We believe that Jesus Christ was begotten by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary and is true God and true man.
  4. We believe that man was created in the image of God; that through sin man incurred both spiritual and physical death. Consequently, man is totally depraved, alienated from God and under His righteous anger and in need of the new birth;
  5. We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice, died for our sins according to the Scriptures; and that all who believe in Him are justified on the ground of His shed blood.
  6. We believe in the resurrection of the crucified body of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His ascension into Heaven, His present life there for us as High Priest and Advocate, and in His personal return.
  7. We believe that by the grace of God, all who in repentance and faith receive the Lord Jesus Christ, are born again by the Holy Spirit and thereby become children of God. Such are sealed unto the day of redemption. Nevertheless, the believer is commanded to be filled with the Holy Spirit moment by moment.
  8. We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust, in the everlasting blessedness of the saved, and in the everlasting conscious punishment of the lost.

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