Our mission

We are being transformed by Jesus to impact our world. 

Since our start in a living room on Mud Island, people from all around our diverse downtown community have gathered together to worship, grow, and serve. While our size and location have changed, our heart and authenticity remain the same.

We are a people defined by our real love for Jesus and one another. We are amazed that Jesus loves us and gave Himself for us. His free offer of grace defines everything we are and everything we do. The transformation we experience is not just talk, but reality. We are not nameless, but known. We are a true community of faith. We have a big heart for our city and the nations. The impact we are making is measurable. We are experiencing a genuine movement of God. We invite you to journey and grow with us.

Barrett Bowden,


OUR purposes

Together we seek an authentic, life-changing relationship through Jesus:

  • woRSHIP: 

    Our Greatest love is for god.

    God's presence in our lives brings deep satisfaction to our hearts that overflows in joyful worship and genuine love toward others. 

    (Matt. 22:36-40, Phil. 3:7-11, Ps. 73:25-28, Ps. 16:11, 1 John 4:7-21)

    • Joyful worship
    • Practical, Bible-based teaching
    • Regular baptism celebrations and communion
    • Genuine time of prayer

    Transformation happens in community.

    God's Word and Spirit in our lives bring us into intentional relationships that deepen our understanding, intimacy, and obedience of Jesus.

    (Matt. 28:18-20, 1 Thess. 2:8, 2 Tim. 2:2, 1 Cor. 11:1, Acts 2:42-47)

    • Community Group options for everyone
    • Learning Environments
    • Genuine friendships and connections
    • Deeper discussion and application of the Bible
  • local ministry:

    We bring hELP AND HOPE to our community.

    God's grace brings salvation and restoration to our lives and moves us to extend His gospel and grace to others.

    (2 Cor. 5:11-21, Rom 1:16, Rom. 10:12-17, Jer. 29:7, Micah 6:8, Matt. 25:31-41)

    • Committed to our downtown and midtown neighbors
    • Regularly providing practical opportunities to serve
    • Invested financially and relationally with the poor, fatherless, widows, sick, and internationals
    • Supporting 7 ICC ministry partners in our community
  • global missions:

    We are committed to impact the world

    God's desire for all to know Him gives us purpose and moves us to pray, give, and go so that all nations might join us in praise of His name.

    (Ps. 67, Matt. 28:18-20, Acts 1:8, Rev. 5:9-10, Rom. 15:18-21, John 20:21)

    • Strong missions vision, passion, and commitment
    • 10 ICC-supported missionaries on 5 continents
    • 7 annual short-term mission trips
    • 25% of ICC's budget supports mission work
    • Actively preparing 20+ future missionaries
  • leadership:

    We want you to invest yourself in ministry.

    God's design for the church to thrive when everyone uses their unique gifts for the common good motivates us to take responsibility to lead in ministry.

    (1 Cor. 12, Eph. 4:10-12, 1 Peter 4:10-11, Neh. 3, Ex. 35:4-35)

    • Ministry shared by every person, not just pastors
    • Open opportunities to lead in every area
    • Clear pathways for development
    • Practical equipping for growth and ministry