Future Ministry Center Update

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:

  • Administrative Expansion

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

  • Prayer Room

  • 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

o Receptions

Community Impact

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.