When IFC was brand new, the Lord said to Pastor Jonathan, "I don't want you to be like everybody else. I want you to see what others don't see, I want you to hear what others don't hear, and I want you to touch what others don't touch." Our ministry philosophy can be summed up in one statement:
“It’s not about building a great church, it’s about building a great people. It's all about people!” So why does International Family Church exist? We exist to help you:
1. Know God
We consider reaching people who do not know God personally to be one of our greatest responsibilities. Our Sunday services are for people at all stages in their spiritual journey but are primarily designed for those who do not yet have a genuine relationship with God. Our Sunday services focus on four values:
- Church should be enjoyable.
- Church should be a place where people experience God’s presence.
- Church should be a place where people learn how the Bible applies to their daily lives.
Church should be a place where people can accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior.
2. Find Freedom
We believe life change happens in the context of relationships. Small Groups have one simple purpose: to bring people together. God created us to live in community with others, and it is only then that we can experience the full life He intends for us.
When we do life together, our problems become smaller as God uses others to bring support and encouragement to our lives. Small Groups become a place where others don’t just know your name but care about what is happening in your life and want to support you in your spiritual journey.
3. Discover Purpose
The Growth Track exists to help you discover and develop your purpose and live the full life God created for you. The Growth Track is made up of four steps, which guide you through next steps in your journey to know God, find freedom, discover purpose, and make a difference.
4. Make a Difference
All of us were created by God to make a difference in the world around us. God has a place for you where your unique abilities and passions can impact the lives of others. We believe your life will never make sense until you find, develop, and fulfill your purpose. Discover what you do well, and take steps to use your gifts to make a difference.