International City Baptist Church was established as God’s own church some years ago in Copenhagen Denmark.
Our Mission Statement.
To make believers know Jesus Christ personally and intimately in order for them to make HIM known to the wider world.
To teach believers who they are in Christ Jesus and how to live a victorious life in their covenant rights and privileges.
To develop and disciple believers in becoming rooted, grounded and established in the Word of God by teaching them to give God’s Word first place in their lives – Acts 20:32 ; Colossians 1:28
To lead believers to the place where they operate proficiently in the Biblical principles of faith, love, healing, abundance, holiness and righteousness, and to the place where they can share these privileges with others.
We believe that “all Scripture is given by inspiration by God” (2 Timothy 3:16). We understand this to mean that the whole Bible is inspired, in that holy men of God “were moved by the Holy Spirit” (2 Peter 1:21) to write the very Scripture. We believe that the whole Bible in those original manuscripts is, therefore, without error. We believe that all Scripture centres around the Lord Jesus Christ in His person, work and in His first and second coming. Therefore, no portion of the Old Testament is properly read or understood until it leads to Christ. We also believe that all Scripture was designed for our practical instruction. (Luke 24:27,44; John 5:39; Romans 15:4: 1Corithians 10:11; 2 Timothy 3:16)
The Triune Godhead.
We believe in the one true and living God, the Creator, Redeemer, Sustainer and Ruler of all things. He is infinite, eternal and unchangeable and is revealed to us as the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
God the Father: God, as Father, reigns over all of His universe with providential care. He is all-powerful, all-loving, all-knowing, and all-wise. He is fatherly in attitude toward all men but is Father, indeed, to those who have become children of God through Jesus Christ, who will deliver them into the Father’s hands. (Genesis 1:1; 1 Chronicles 29:10; Jeremiah 10:10; Matthew 6:9; Acts 1:7; Romans 8:14-15; 1 Corinthians 8:6; 1 Corinthians15: 24; Ephesians 4:6
God the Son: We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, became man without ceasing to be God, having been conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of a virgin, in order that He might reveal God and redeem sinful man. He accomplished this redemption by voluntarily giving Himself as a sinless, substitutionary sacrifice on the cross, thereby satisfying God’s righteous judgment against sin. After substantiating the accomplishment of that redemption and justification by His bodily resurrection from the grave, He ascended to the right hand of His Father, where He intercedes on behalf of those who trust Him. (Luke 1:34-35; John 1:1, 2, 14, 18; Romans 3:24-26, Romans 8:34)
God the Holy Spirit: We believe that the Holy Spirit is the Divine Person who convicts the world of sin (righteousness and judgment); that He alone brings new life to those who are spiritually dead; that He baptizes (or places) all believers into the one true Church, which is the Body of Christ; that He indwells them permanently, seals them unto the day of final redemption, bestows spiritual gifts upon them, and fills (controls) those who are yielding to Him. Every believer is called to live in the power of the indwelling Holy Spirit so that he will not fulfil the lust of the flesh but will bear fruit to the glory of God. (John 3:3-8; 14:16-17; 16:7-11; 1 Corinthians 12:7-11, 13; Ephesians 4:30; 5:18)
We believe that salvation is the gift of God’s grace. It cannot be gained or made more secure by our works, but is freely bestowed upon all who put their faith in the finished work of Jesus Christ at Calvary. All who so trust the Saviour are forgiven of their sins and born into the family of God by the regenerating work of the Holy Spirit. (John 1:12; Acts 16:30-33; Romans 10:9-10; Ephesians 1:7; 2:8-9)
The Christian Walk.
We believe that we have a holy calling to walk not after the flesh but after the Spirit, and so to live in the power of the indwelling Spirit in order that we will not fulfil the lust of the flesh. The flesh is never eradicated in this life. Individuals must choose to keep the flesh in subjection to Jesus Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit, or it will surely manifest its presence in life and dishonour our Lord. (Romans 6:11-13; 8:2, 4, 12-13; Galatians 5:16-23; Ephesians 4:22-24; Colossians 2:1-10; 1 Peter 1:14-16; 1 John 1:4-7; 3:5-9)
The Great Commission.
Until the return of Christ, it is the Christian’s duty and privilege to seek the fulfilment of Christ’s Great Commission and to minister in His name to a needy world. We are to be instruments of Jesus Christ as the Holy Spirit ministers redemption and reconciliation in the world. (Matthew 25:31-46; 28:18-20)
We believe that every man is the steward of his life and resources which ultimately belong to God. We believe that tithing is a measure of obedience to the scriptural principles of stewardship.
We believe in the Church as the eternal and universal Body of Christ consisting of all those who have accepted the work of the atonement. We believe in the need for a local assembly of believers for the purpose of worship, instructions, edification and evangelism.
Prayer and Praise.
We believe in the worship of the Lord through singing, clapping, and the lifting of hands. We believe in the authority of the believer to ask freely of the Lord for his needs.
We believe in the ordinance of water baptism by immersion in obedience to the Word of God. All those who have accepted Jesus Christ as their personal Saviour should be baptized in water as a public profession of their faith in Christ and to experience what the Bible calls the “circumcision of the Spirit.”
The Priesthood of the Believer.
We believe that every believer has a unique relationship to the Lord. As His children, every Christian has immediate access to the throne of Grace and the ability to manifest the power of the Lord Jesus Christ in ministry
OUR COMPREHENSIVE PURPOSE IS TO HONOUR OUR LORD AND SAVIOUR, JESUS CHRIST: ROMANS 15.6; 1CORINTHIANS 10:31.
OUR COMPREHENSIVE VISION IS TO CARRY OUT THE COMMAND OF OUR LORD AND SAVIOUR, JESUS CHRIST TO MAKE DISCIPLES OF ALL NATIONS: MATTHEW 28:19-20.
IN ORDER TO ACCOMPLISH THIS, INTERNATIONAL CITY BAPTIST CHURCH [ICBC] WILL BE AN EQUIPPING CENTRE WHERE EVERY MEMBER WILL BE DEVELOPED TO HIS OR HER FULL POTENTIAL FOR MINISTRY. THIS DEVELOPMENT WILL COME THROUGH:
A) CREATIVE AND SPIRIT – INSPIRING WORSHIP.
B) TEACHING THAT IS BIBLICAL AND RELEVANT TO LIFE.
C) VITAL, SUPPORTIVE FELLOWSHIP.
D) OPPORTUNITIES FOR OUTREACH INTO THE COMMUNITY IN SERVICE AND EVANGELISM.