Evangelism and Personal Discipleship: We believe in and practice the Great Commission: “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” (Matthew 28:19-20). We believe that to make disciples, you must first lead people to Christ, that is why ICC is committed to evangelism, and not just ‘fishing from the pond’ (I.E. recruiting Christians from other churches). Creating disciples does not end at conversion, that is why we believe that it is our duty as a church to instruct, lead, and mentor new Christians to help them mature in their faith.
LIFE Groups: LIFE stands for Love, Instruction, Fellowship, and Evangelism. These small groups are the backbone of our church, they are where we identify leaders and raise people up according to their giftings.
Prayer and Spirit-Led Worship: Prayer and worship are all about fellowship with God. Prayer is the weapon that we use to accomplish our God inspired vision. We believe that worship is not singing to entertain people, instead we strive to please God with new songs, while leading others to a closer presence with Him.
Giving & Tithing: We believe that God commands us to tithe (the giving of 10% of our income to God). We also believe that God wants us to give above the tithe to help stretch our faith. While we don’t give in order to receive personal financial blessing, we do believe that God will bless us if we give faithfully (See Malachi 3:10-12)
Ministry of the Word: Our pastors are students of the Word of God. They study to show themselves approved of God rightly dividing the Word of Truth (see II Timothy 2:15). They share the Word knowing that faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God.
Missions & Mission Faith Pledge: ICC is a mission minded Church. We believe in raising up, training, sending out, and supporting missionaries from our church. We are able to support our missionaries through the ‘Mission Faith Pledge’, a pledged offering from church members to support our missionaries on a monthly basis.
Vision, Faith and Self-Supporting: We believe every resource for the work of God to continue is within the people of God. We believe that God has given our church a vision and that through teaching, every member will be able to walk and run together with that vision. We want our members to be able to explain to anybody who may want to know about our vision.
Strong leadership, Team Ministry, and Lay Leaders: Through LIFE groups we help train up leaders to be strong and courageous in serving in what God has called them to do. In addition, we believe that the lay people can serve God and the ministry is not only for full time pastors. In whatever position they hold we can serve God together.