OUR HISTORY

ICC launched in an elementary school cafeteria on September 29, 2013. Since then, we have enjoyed occasional Sunday morning breakfasts, men’s breakfasts, small groups, movie nights, baptisms, and pool parties, along with our weekly services. Join us as we grow and make history with us!

What We Believe

Core values

  • We believe that people matter to God and therefore they matter to us. This includes the concepts of relational evangelism and evangelism as a process (Luke 5:30–32; Luke 15; Matthew 18:14). Sunday morning services will be designed for inviting both the churched and the unchurched.
  • We believe that anointed biblical, practical teaching is the catalyst for transformation in individuals’ lives and in the church. This includes the concept of teaching for life change (Romans 12:7; 2 Timothy 3:16–17; James 1:23–25).
  • We believe we should be culturally relevant while remaining doctrinally pure. This includes the concept of sensitively relating to our culture through our use of the arts and communications (1 Corinthians 9:19–23).
  • We believe we should operate as a unified community of diverse servants stewarding our spiritual gifts. This includes the concepts of unity, servanthood, spiritual gifts, and ministry callings (1 Corinthians 12 and 14; Romans 12; Ephesians 4; Psalm 133:1).
  • We believe loving relationships should penetrate every aspect of church life. This includes the concepts of love-driven ministry, ministry accomplished in teams, and relationship building (1 Corinthians 13; Nehemiah 3; Luke 10:1; John 13:34–35).
  • We believe that excellence honors God and inspires people. This includes the concepts of evaluation, critical review, intensity, and excellence (Colossians 3:17; Malachi 1:6–14; Proverbs 27:17).
  • We believe life change happens best in community. This includes the concepts of discipleship, vulnerability, and accountability (Luke 6:12–13; Acts 2:44–47).
  • We believe that the pursuit of full devotion to Christ and His cause should be normal for every believer. This includes the concepts of stewardship, servanthood, downward mobility, and the pursuit of kingdom goals (1 Kings 11:4; Philippians 2:1–11; 2 Corinthians 8:7).

Statement of Faith

  • The Bible is God’s unique revelation to people. It is the inspired, infallible Word of God, and the supreme and final authority on all matters upon which it teaches. No other writings are vested with such divine authority.  (2 Timothy 3:16, 2 Peter 1:21, Psalm 12:6)
  • There is only one God, Creator of heaven and earth, who exists eternally as three persons – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, each fully God yet each personally distinct from the other.  (Matthew 28:19-20, Gen 1:1, Deut 6:4, Psalm 90:2)
  • All people are created in God’s image and matter deeply to Him. Central to the message of the Bible is that God loves people, and invites them to have a personal relationship with Him and to live in community with each other.  (Gen 1:27, Luke 5:30-32, Luke 15, Rev 21:3)
  • Apart from Jesus Christ, all people are spiritually lost and, because of sin, deserve the judgment of God. However, God gives salvation and eternal life to anyone who trusts in Jesus Christ and in His sacrifice on his or her behalf. Salvation cannot be earned through personal goodness or human effort. It is a gift that must be received by humble repentance and faith in Christ and His finished work on the cross.  Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his or her life by faith.  (Eph 2:8-9, Rom 6:23, Rom 3:21-24, Rom 5:16-17, Rom 10:9, John 3:16)

 

  • Jesus Christ, second Person of the Trinity, was born of the Virgin Mary, lived a sinless human life, willingly took upon Himself all of our sins, died and rose again bodily, and is at the right hand of the Father as our advocate and mediator. Some day, He will return to consummate history and to fulfill the eternal plan of God. (John 1:1-4, John 1:14, Col 2:9, Matt 1:18, Luke 1:30-35, 2 Cor 5:21, Acts 2:32, Luke 22:69, Acts 1:11, 1 Timothy 2:5-6)
  • The Holy Spirit, third Person of the Trinity, convicts the world of sin and draws people to Christ. He also indwells all believers. He is available to empower them to lead Christ-like lives, and gives them spiritual gifts with which to serve the church and reach out to a lost and needy world. (1 Cor 3:16, Romans 8:5-11, John 16:7-15, Acts 5:3-4, 1 Cor 12:4-13, 2 Cor 3:18)
  • Death seals the eternal destiny of each person. At the final judgment, unbelievers will be separated from God into condemnation. Believers will be received into God’s loving presence and rewarded for their faithfulness to Him in this life. (Heb 9:27-28, Matt 25:14-46, 1 Cor 3:5-15, Rev 20:11-15)
  • Because God gives eternal life through Jesus Christ, the believer is secure in salvation for eternity. Salvation is maintained by the grace and power of God, not by the self-effort of the Christian. It is the grace and keeping power of God that gives this security. (Eph 2:8-10, John 10:29, 2 Tim 1:12, Heb 7:25, 10:10, 14, 1 Pet 1:3-5)
  • All believers are members of the body of Christ, the one true church universal. Spiritual unity is to be expressed among Christians by acceptance and love of one another across ethnic, cultural, socio-economic, national, generational, gender, and denominational lines. (Jn 17:20-23, Eph 2:11-22, Col 3:11-14, Gal 3:26-29)
  • The local church is a congregation of believers who gather for worship, prayer, instruction, encouragement, mutual accountability, and community with each other. Through it, believers invest time, energy, and resources to fulfill the Great Commission — reaching lost people and growing them into fully devoted followers of Christ. (Acts 1:8, Matt 28:18-20, Acts 2:42-47, Col 3:15-17)