DISCOVERY

Come discover God’s heart for all peoples, find your unique place in God’s mission to the world, and participate in ongoing learning about religious groups, cultures, unreached people groups, and strategic missiological principles! Because we believe our God is a global God and we are to be global Christians, we desire to let God’s global mission permeate everything we do, from our weekly rhythms like Sunday morning worship and Life Group discipleship to our church wide global missions emphasis during GO! Month and opportunities to participate in short term trips throughout the year.

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At ICC, we desire to see the truths of God’s heart for the nations and our place in God’s global mission to become part of every member’s worldview, affecting the way they live, give, travel, and interact with the world around them. In view of this, we incorporate God’s global missions into all that we do at the church through:

  • Sunday Morning Worship by teaching on global missions in the sermon, incorporating other languages and international songs into our worship, and leading the church in corporate prayer for the work of missions.

  • Family Ministry by building into our family discipleship curriculum education on God’s global mission and resourcing our families to teach their children about the nations. 

  • Life Groups by incorporating a rhythm of education and awareness about global missions and routine prayer for our global partners.

GLOBAL MISSIONS FOCUS

Global Missions Focus, hosted by our global missions leadership team, is for all ICC members to grow in one of the ICC core values — Global Missions: we are committed to impact our world. GMF is for everyone! Come and discover, become more educated, and get trained in global missions!

Global Missions Focus will be the first Friday of every month.

 

2021 Dates:

  • March 5th - Understanding & Engaging Muslims: Engage the least reached religious group

  • April 9th - Giving to & Caring for Missionaries: Support ICC partners well and thoughtfully

  • May 7th - Global Platform Jobs / Missional Professionals: Embrace a theology of work & use it for gospel impact

  • June 4th - History of Global Missions Pt1: Be inspired by God’s past faithful global ambassadors

  • July 2nd - History of Global Missions Pt2: Be inspired by God’s past faithful global ambassadors

  • August 6th - Hospitality & Engaging Internationals: Build organic friendships & Gospel convos with immigrants

  • September - Break

  • October 1st - Gospel and Culture: How the Gospel must cross cultural boundaries

  • November 5th - Serving & Empowering Refugees: Serve the poor & vulnerable cross-culturally

  • Throughout the year - Q & A with missionaries & partners while they are in Memphis about overseas challenges & joys

Interested in knowing more about GMF?  Sign-up here to learn more & to be updated on the monthly GMF location.


GO! 2021: That they may know

We are a church for the nations. We operate with a missional mindset: a clear calling and active involvement to see the gospel spread and churches planted at home and around the world. It is our joy and responsibility as a church to get the gospel to the people groups of the world, being especially strategic toward those who have never heard. GO! Month may be over but you can still discover your place in God's global mission.  


Click here to check out all of our content from GO! Month.

"I think we would both agree that our perception of missions was a lot smaller or more compartmentalized than we originally thought before our GO! experience. When we heard or talked about missions, we thought of missionaries and short-term mission trips. However, GO! Week taught us how to live on mission through the gifts and callings God has given us uniquely. Since both of us are students pursuing careers in healthcare, we loved hearing how people who were called to be in a career other than typical 'ministry' have and are using their careers to be IN ministry across the world. By God’s grace and perfect timing, we desire to use our professions as a way to love and serve our neighbors, locally and globally, and to use it as a gateway to proclaim the gospel." 


- Chloe and Cody Pigott