What We Believe

Foundational Values of ICCC

  1. ICCC comprises a people committed to know God, His character and His ways. ICCC affirms the vital importance of hearing God’s voice, seeking His counsel and obeying His instructions. Numbers 23:19-20, Deut. 32:3-4, John 5:30, 10:1-4, 16:13, Isaiah 6:8, Acts 16:6-10.
  2. ICCC is called to make God known in the marketplace through a walk of faith where corporate goals, strategies and plans become the outward manifestation of a personal inward walk of faith. Gen. 2:15, 12:1-3, Matt 28:19-20, Mark 16:15, Gen. 49:11, Exodus 13:11-13, Matt. 21:1-3, Acts 1:8, 1 Cor. 3:11, 2 Cor. 10:3-6.
  3. ICCC recognizes the Bible to be God’s inspired and authoritative Word and relies upon the Holy Scriptures as the standard for life and ministry. Obedience to the Word of God is an evidence of our commitment to the Lordship of Jesus. Hebr. 4:12, 2 Tim. 3:16, John 8:31-32, 2 Tim. 2:15.
  4. ICCC is visionary, doing new things in new ways where new initiatives are required to accomplish our “Joseph Calling” for our time. Isaiah 42:8-9, Mal. 3:16-18, Matt 10:7, Hebr. 11:1-3, Dan. 2:44-45, Prov. 29:18.
  5. ICCC is international and interdenominational in its scope and constituency. We believe that cultural, racial and theological diversity are positive factors to contribute to the health and growth of the ICCC. Matt. 24:14, Eph. 4:l-16, Rev. 7:9.
  6. ICCC affirms the importance of the Body of Christ and seeks to discern the specific functions as expressed in the local church and to promote unity among all God’s people. Phil. 1:3-5, 1 Thess. 1:2-10, Eph. 3:8-10.
  7. ICCC is broadly structured. The International Board of Directors is committed to guide and serve the national leadership.  Linking is primarily expressed in shared values and accountability before God and in the commitment of ICCC to serve as a provider to the Kingdom people. Matt. 10:42-43, Ex. 18:17-26, John 8:36, 1 Cor. 3:4-9, Hebr. 13:7, Hebr. 13:17.
  8. ICCC is called to praise and worship the Lamb of God, intercessory prayer and spiritual warfare. We submit to God. We endeavour to resist the devil by moving in the opposite spirit, which is the Spirit of Christ. In all things, we desire to keep Jesus central in our lives and ministry. Eph. 5:19-20, 1 Thess. 5:16-18, Psalms 32:6, 100, 150, John 17:15-21, Mark 11:24, Acts 1:14, Col. 4:2-3, 1 Tim. 2:1, Eph. 6:10-18, 2 Cor. 10:3-6, James 4:7, Matt. 12:23-29
  9. ICCC affirms the importance of living a holy and righteous life. We are called to be holy and believe that holiness is a fruit of God’s grace transforming the motives of the heart and affecting our words, conduct, business dealings and relationships. 1 Sam. 15:10-28, Psalm 32:1-5, 51:6-17, Matt. 5:8, 2 Cor. 7:1, Hebr. 12:14, 1 Thess. 4:7.
  10. ICCC is committed to doing, then teaching, according to Jesus’ example. We affirm the importance of living a concept, theory or belief in personal experience as essential to our ability to teach others. We believe that Godly character and the fruits of the Spirit are more important than an individual’s gifts, abilities, expertise and success. Ezra 7:10, Acts. 1:1, Phil. 4:8-9, Col. 3:1-17, 2 Pet. 1:5-10, Micah 6:8.
  11. ICCC is dedicated to being relationship orientated as our steps in obedience through faith are motivated by love. People are more important than programs. We desire to minimize the need for structures and rules by leading a life of transparency, humility and open communication. 1 John 1:7, Gal. 5:1.
  12. ICCC is called to servant leadership. A servant leader is one who honours the calling of his/her followers and guards their rights and privileges. Just as Jesus served His disciples, we stress the importance of those in leadership responsibilities within ICCC serving those whom they lead. Luke 17:7-10, John 13:12-17, Mark 10:42-45.
  13. ICCC makes no distinction between the sacred and the secular. We seek to honour all functions equally within the Kingdom of God. No role or ministry is more important or spiritual than others. We seek to equip and mobilize men and women of God to take their roles of service and influence specifically in the marketplace and in every sphere of society. Acts 11:9, 1 Pet. 4:11, 1 Cor. 6:19, Zech. 14:20-21, Rom. 12:3-8, 13:1-10, Philemon 1-2, Tit. 3:13, Col. 4:14, Hebr. 13:16.
  14. ICCC is called to demonstrate that the unbroken relationship with the Father through faith in Jesus is our source of blessing. Redemption in God is the impartation of Jesus’ life. Eph. 1:3-14, 2:4-10, Deut. 28:1-14.
  15. ICCC is committed to the Great Commission. This means that we are called to make disciples, reproducing in believers replicas of Jesus. It also means teaching obedience – – to all God has commanded us. Matt. 28:18-20, Mark 16:15, John 20:21, Acts 1:8.
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