IFM's long awaited vision to open a Ministry Center to provide a “home away from home” and Hospitality Center for internationals who reside in our area is so close to becoming a reality! Because of your prayers and giving, we've raised over $650,000 in gifts and pledges!
These watercolor images represent our dream of providing an upscale, aesthetic, and Christ-centered atmosphere where friendships can be developed across social, cultural, political, and religious lines.
The IFM Ministry Center would provide a suitable facility for:
o Staff Offices
o Conference Room
o Work Room
o Multi-purpose rooms
International Friendship Partner Program
o Cultural Training
o Friendship Partner Training
o Welcome Lunches for IMSO
o Special events with students and partners
Bible Studies & Worship gatherings
o Ladies’ Group
o Men’s Group
o Family Night Fellowships
o International youth activities
o Family Retreats
Arts Academy Expansion
o Classes in Music, Art, Drama and Dance
o Recitals and exhibition area
Library and Resource Room
Coffee Shop and Fellowship Area
Rooms for nursery and child care
Education classes such as
o English as a Second Language
o Marriage Enrichment
o Financial Planning and Budgeting
o Citizenship Course
A meeting place for international cultural events such as
o Club meetings
o Small banquets
o Business meetings
The center will provide a permanent central location for outreach and ministry to the rapidly growing international community.
The center will be a place of hospitality, creativity, and friendship connections between internationals and local residents. The center will provide a comfortable setting for classes, seminars, retreats, workshops, and conferences.
The center will provide a library with excellent character-building books, Christian devotionals, study materials, family friendly dvds, children’s books and resources in different languages. A bookstore and resource center will be added in the near future.
The center will provide different cultural groups and the local community a much-needed place to rent for special events.