About Us

ICM has been serving Jesus, the Church and the community for 34 years.

International Christian Ministries (ICM) was founded in 1984. Over the years, this church has seen many lives changed as they have been transformed by the message of Jesus Christ. Even today, ICM is full of people who will tell you that their relationship with God has greatly enhanced their lives. We believe that church should be both an inspiring and exciting place to be. We hope that ICM will give you that experience.

As a church our mission is to reach Filipinos and other nationals in London, Europe and other parts of the world for Christ.

We are part of the growing Elim Pentecostal Church movement of more than 550 Christian congregations in the UK and Ireland. In a world that can feel like a desert, our 21st century churches seek to be a place of spiritual resource within their communities. The founders of Elim wanted the name of their new movement to express their vision and values, and so chose ‘Elim’, the name of an oasis in the Bible that the people of Israel discovered as they wandered through the desert. It provided shade and refreshment to all who encountered it.

Our Beliefs

ICM is an Elim Pentecostal Church and, as a member of the Elim Foursquare Gospel Alliance, we share a set of beliefs known as our Fundamental Truths.

The Fundamental Truths explain our theology and are a statement of faith – they are powerful, non-negotiable and guide all we say and do. They can be summarised as follows:

1. The Bible
1. The Bible

We believe the Bible, as originally given, to be without error, the fully inspired and infallible Word of God and the supreme and final authority in all matters of faith and conduct.

2. The Trinity
2. The Trinity

We believe that the Godhead exists co-equally and co-eternally in three persons – Father, Son and Holy Spirit – and that these three are one God, sovereign in creation, providence and redemption.

3. The Saviour
3. The Saviour

We believe in the true and proper deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His real and complete humanity, in His sinless life, in His authoritative teaching, in His substitutionary and atoning sacrifice through His blood shed, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, in His heavenly intercession and His second advent to receive His Church.

4. The Holy Spirit
4. The Holy Spirit

We believe in the deity of the Holy Spirit who proceeds from the Father and the Son and the necessity of His work in conviction of sin, repentance, regeneration and sanctification, and that the believer is also promised an enduement of power as the gift of Christ through the baptism in the Holy Spirit with signs following. Through this enduement the believer is empowered for fuller participation in the ministry of the Church, its worship, evangelism and service.

5. Mankind
5. Mankind

We believe in the universal sinfulness of all men since the Fall, rendering man subject to God’s wrath and condemnation.

6. Salvation
6. Salvation

We believe in the necessity for salvation of repentance towards God and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ by which the sinner is pardoned and accepted as righteous in God’s sight. This justification is imputed by the grace of God because of the atoning work of Christ, is received by faith alone and is evidenced by the Fruit of the Spirit and a holy life.

7. The Church
7. The Church

We believe in the spiritual unity and the priesthood of all believers in Christ and that these comprise the universal Church, the Body of Christ.

8. The Ministry
8. The Ministry

We believe in the ministries that Christ has set in His Church, namely, apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers and in the present operation of the manifold Gifts of the Holy Spirit according to the New Testament.

9. The Ordinances
9. The Ordinances

We believe in the baptism of believers in water in obedience to the command of Christ and the commemoration of Christ’s death by the observance of the Lord’s Supper until His return.

10. The Commission
10. The Commission

We believe that the Gospel embraces the needs of the whole man and that the Church is therefore commissioned to preach the Gospel to the world and to fulfil a ministry of healing and deliverance to the spiritual and physical needs of mankind.

11. The Coming King
11. The Coming King

We believe in the personal, physical and visible return of the Lord Jesus Christ to reign in power and glory.

12. The Future State
12. The Future State

We believe in the resurrection of the dead and in the final judgement of the world, the eternal conscious bliss of the righteous and the eternal conscious punishment of the wicked.