The Full Story
International Christian Fellowship of Rome
ICF Rome began on Easter Sunday, 1988, with a commitment to bring the Gospel of Jesus Christ and establish a faith community among the English-speaking foreign community of Rome. From a small beginning in an Italian church classroom, the ministry has expanded to include ethnic groups, Italians, and people from over 60 nations. This is a place where EVERYONE is welcome!
ICF has ministered to thousands of foreign visitors and local residents of Rome; from refugees to diplomats, from literally every part of the world. Today, ICF is composed of regular attenders from more than 60 nations. Since 1988, ICF has continually been involved in the partnering of ministries throughout Italy. Bible schools have been established for the training of church leaders and pastors. Fellowship has developed with Italian churches and joint ministry projects are continually expanding the love of Jesus to Italy.
In 2008 ICF moved to a more permanent location in the heart of the Marconi zone of Rome, where ministry happens throughout the week. Today, the place is full of life changing opportunities for loving, leading and serving. Pastor Rick and Pastor Jen arrived in August of 2014 and have a vision to equip you for life!
Prayer groups, Bible study groups, children's ministries, music and worship teams, men's, women and young adult groups all use the ministry center during the course of the week. Evangelism training and discipleship classes are conducted on a regular basis. The ministry center provides compassion outreach, life skills mentoring, and Gospel literature for distribution in many languages. There is something for every age, every demographic and this is a place YOU can belong!
At ICF Rome, we are committed to Touching one, Touching Italy, Reaching Nations!
GATHER together to worship Jesus and build up our faith walk
GROW together through various ministry opportunities and the fellowship among Christ followers
Everyone is equal and able to learn, grow and INFLUENCE the world around them
ENCOURAGED to use each of our unique talents and stories to share of the love of Christ to those we meet and encounter
EMPOWERED by the Holy Spirit to be our best for Christ and to share HIS Good News in all circumstances of our lives
Our mission is to reach people of all nations with the Gospel of Jesus Christ in the city of Rome, in the nation of Italy and to all the world, to encourage spiritual growth in a truly international fellowship and to equip believers to fulfill their God-given purposes and to reach their world with the love of Christ.
Our Biblical Principles
We believe ...
... that the Bible is the inspired and only infallible and authoritative written Word of God.
... that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.
... in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, His sinless life, His miracles, His vicarious and atoning death, His bodily
resurrection, His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and His personal future return to this Earth in power and glory.
... that salvation from the guilt and penalty of sin comes by grace through repentance and faith in Jesus Christ.
... that he who puts his faith in Christ is regenerated by the Holy Spirit.
... in the sanctifying power of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a holy life.
... that the baptism in the Holy Spirit, according to Acts 2:4, empowers the believer for service.
... in supernatural divine healing through faith in Jesus Christ.
... in the bodily resurrection of both the saved and the lost, the one to everlasting life and the other to everlasting damnation.
We Clap Our Hands Because:
"Clap your hands, all you nations; shout to God with cries of joy." Psalm 47:1
We Lift Our Hands Because:
"I will praise you as long as I live,and in your name I will lift up my hands." Psalm 63:4
We Have Audible Praise unto God Because:
"Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise—the fruit of lips that openly profess his name." Hebrews 13:15
We Anoint With Oil and Pray for the Sick Because:
"Is anyone among you sick? Let them call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord." James 5:14