The International Fellowship of Bible Churches, Inc. is a Church in global mission, comprised largely of groups of ministers, inter-dependent and yet autonomous congregations and parachurch ministries, all joined together by common persuasions, purposes and principles.
International refers to our commitment to maintaining a consciousness of the global and universal nature of the Church of Jesus Christ, as well as our firm commitment to active service as part of that universal and international church. The Fellowship currently operates an international ministry in a dozen countries.
Fellowship refers to our commitment to maintain the consciousness of the church as the body of Christ. While celebrating the autonomy of the local congregation we hold to the belief that the Church is One, and we really do need each other.
Bible refers to our commitment to the full plenary inspiration, inerrancy, authority and sufficiency of the 66 books of the Old and New Testaments of Holy Scripture. IFBC holds up the Bible as the final guide for all matters of faith and practice, both public and private.
Churches refers to our belief that ministry occurs most efficiently and effectively at the local church level, not at the denominational or organizational level. While some denominations hold that each local congregation is an arm of the denomination's ministry, IFBC turns that equation up on its head. IFBC holds that "headquarters" is actually an arm of the local church's ministry. IFBC exists to give the local church opportunity to build its most effective ministry through cooperative efforts together for the sake of God's Kingdom.