Internation Community Church ICC Colummbia

About us

Where people from every country & culture find Christ

Who we are

Our focus, calling and mission is to reach out with the Gospel of Jesus Christ to internationals and their families who come to Columbia, including international students, scholars or permanent immigrants


Our purpose is to be a witnessing community that celebrates and enjoys God, is characterized by faith building relationships and develops Christ-like maturity that results in empowering people for meaningful ministry to others.

Statement of Faith

We believe:

1. The scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, to be the inspired Word of God, without error in the original writings, the complete revelation of His will for the salvation of people and the Divine and final authority for Christian faith and life.

2. In one God, Creator of all things, infinitely perfect and eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

3. That Jesus Christ is true God and true man having been conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He died on the cross a sacrifice for our sins according to the scriptures. Further, He arose bodily from the dead, ascended into heaven, where at the right hand of the Majesty on High, He is now our High Priest and Advocate.

4. That the ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ, and during this age to convict people, regenerate the believing sinner, indwell, guide, instruct and empower the believer for godly living and service.


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English Conversation

Following the MU semester schedule, ICC offers conversational English with three dedicated teachers. Classes are free and no registration is required. Come as you are able to 1209 E. Walnut Street. Mondays 1:00 pm Pastor Bill leads the participants in conversation around local and American culture and pronunciation exercises. Tuesdays 1:00 pm Penny leads the participants in conversation around a short reading, giving everyone a chance to practice oral skills. Wednesdays 1:00 pm Dr. Jim Gerdeen, PhD, former mechanical engineer, leads vocabulary practice and reading comprehension with short academic articles in the subject areas of his class members: such as math, engineering, journalism, medicine, computer science.

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ICC becomes our family away from home, as we share meals, field trips, and practical needs. Not only are American holidays a time to share pot-luck meals, Pastor Bill hosts large pork-roasts and picnics throughout the year. Looking for furniture, household items, or ready to purchase a vehicle? We can point you in the right direction for many of the needs that come up with owning a car. Let us know how we can be of service to you! Contact: Pastor Bill

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Men's Retreats

Each spring, the men meet for a full day of fellowship in the great outdoors. A special speaker beings a discussion over the Word of God, the Bible, shedding light on topics men appreciate. This is followed by cooking together and a time of fishing or archery. This year's retreat would be on 05/08/21. Contact Pastor Bill for more information.