I was privileged to join IMF in 2002. Without a doubt, IMF is an exceptional support ministry! Staff are very responsive & efficient, with any requests I have made. I have been so blessed by the encouragement for my nursing home ministry. Being a member of IMF is one of the biggest blessings of my life!
Credentials from IMF have equipped me and many others to work in fields of ministry around the globe. Read of some of the work accomplished by our members, of the great variety of types of preparation and positions that support their devotion to The Great Commission. None of us work alone. God has blessed us with this agency to help us in many ways.
I have been an ordained member of IMF for 23 years and have always found them to be supportive of my ministry through prayer, informational articles that impact my ministry and life and an overall caring and loving attitude. Many at IMF have personally reached out to help me regarding various aspects of my ministry and I am so thankful to have them walk beside me in my ministry.
I had a number of reasons why I decided that joining IMF would be for endorsement ONLY. The process was rather cumbersome and cost unaffordable. I joined and remained on the edge as I listened out to God on why I ended up with IMF. The icing on the cake for me was the IMF Chaplaincy Training! To be a member just to be part of this gathering of spirit filled ministers is definitely worthwhile. The entire training, from cocktail - which I had actually dreamt about, to the tour, was Holy Spirit charged and the energy was great.
I have appreciated the availability of staff to help me with difficulties. The support during the past year and a half through zoom have been helpful and encouraging.
This group of men and women have been, and are family. As my myself and my wife went through major hospitalization last year, the IMF team were following our recovery coming alongside us with so much prayer support and love. I have made some lifelong friendships and it has been under two years that I joined the family. I am particularly moved by how much love and support there is ongoing with active duty people in uniform. The Holy Spirit has convicted me in serving God through jails, drug and alcohol treatment centers and those caught up in Sex/Human Trafficking. This domestic mission will eventually expand regionally and beyond.
Have you been wrestling with ways to make an impact for the Kingdom in your area? IMF exists to help provide a spiritual covering for you and your ministry. IMF has various levels of ministry credentials to best fit your call to ministry, spiritual gifts, biblical and theological training, and ministry experience. By joining IMF, you can obtain the legal right to perform all ministerial and priestly functions. For more information, please contact email@example.com or schedule a meeting with us.
Are you looking for a way to serve the Lord and your country? There is a major shortage of Spirit-led chaplains to conduct Spirit directed services. Whether you choose to serve with the US Army, Air Force, or Navy, IMF provides you an avenue for ecclesiastical endorsement. You can make a difference in the lives of the men and women of our armed forces. For more information about chaplaincy, please click here to contact our Chaplaincy Team team or schedule a meeting with us.
Have you given any thought to becoming a police, fire, hospital, hospice, or nursing home chaplain? There are many opportunities to impact people in your own community in their greatest time of need. Chaplains provide comfort and care when it is needed most. By joining IMF, we can provide ecclesiastical endorsement or recognition of your call to serve others in your community. For more information about chaplaincy, please click here to contact our Chaplaincy Team team or schedule a meeting with us.
Are you called to make disciples of all nations, but you need a team behind you? IMF Missions is here to help. We act as your mission sending agency: processing donations and assisting with communications. We also offer pastoral guidance and professional accountability, without getting in your way or holding you back. Our vision is to serve you so that you may more effectively serve others. For more information on missions, please click here to contact our Mission Team or schedule a meeting with us.
You’re called to make disciples of all nations, but you need a team behind you.
IMF Missions is here to help. We act as your mission agency: processing donations and assisting with communications. We also offer pastoral guidance and professional accountability, without getting in your way or holding you back. Our vision is to serve you so that you can more effectively serve others.
We work with support-based ministers serving in a variety of settings:
Whether you’re just getting started or are a seasoned veteran, we can make your life easier.
What administrative services does IMF Missions provide?
What other benefits are there to being an IMF Missionary?
The churches and individuals who support you will have the confidence that your ministry is undergirded by an established association of professional ministers, with over 1400 members in 50 states and 30 nations.
The first step is to fill out the missionary application. If you are not currently a member, your applications for general membership and for IMF Missions can be submitted together. Start your journey to membership here.
Our fund-processing services are designed for those who have an established ministry and a committed team of donors. If you are just getting started, we will work with you to:
IMF Missionaries must maintain good standing with the fellowship. Responsibilities include:
WHAT SERVICES DO WE PROVIDE TO AGENCY MINISTERS?
For you, the Missionary
For your Donor
Additional services may apply depending upon ministry requirements.
DO WE PROVIDE DONORS OR DONATIONS TO AGENCY MINISTERS?
No, you must raise your own funds and have your own contact list.
HOW MUCH DOES AGENCY MEMBERSHIP COST?
NOTE: ALL FEES AND RATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.
DOES IMF DETERMINE THE PLACE OF SERVICE AND EXACT MINISTRY?
No, IMF serves to enable you to fulfill the vision that God has given you. We do not attempt to control the ministry, only to provide guidance, assistance, introductions and accountability.
HOW DO I BECOME AN IMF AGENCY MISSIONARY?
WHEN DO I RECEIVE THE RESULTS OF THE PRE-FIELD ASSESSMENT?
Are you a senior pastor or member of your churches’ elder board looking for fellowship and support? The IMF Alliance Church Initiative is a group of like-minded churches partnering together to provide encouragement and support to one another. By joining the IMF Alliance Church Initiative, you are partnering with other churches to further the Kingdom Impact of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. For more information, please schedule a meeting with us.
The IMF Alliance Church Initiative exists to connect local churches across denominational lines. IMF Alliance Churches partner together to provide a network of support and encouragement, share resources, ensure guidance in a time of transition, have access to conferences, webinars, fellowship gatherings, and much more—all while maintaining the sovereignty of the local church.
IMF offers Alliance Churches a spiritual covering. IMF Alliance Churches are connected theologically to a a fellowship of Bible believing fellowships grounded in the historic orthodoxy of the Christian faith and its practices and empowered by the contemporary work of the Holy Spirit.
IMF provides Alliance Churches with support for their pastor and the congregation. IMF serves as a pastor to the pastor. In times of leadership transition, IMF can assist congregations with interim help and the search process.
IMF offers Alliance Churches operational support. IMF Alliance Churches can participate in the IMF 403(b)(9) retirement program. IMF Alliance Churches can also receive operational help on aspects of church management from human resources and accounting/finance to board and leadership coaching.
IMF is a recognized Ecclesiastical Endorser and can help IMF Alliance Churches who desire to support members or ministers qualify for chaplaincy in military or civilian roles.
IMF is a mission sending agency and can aid in IMF Alliance Churches who are interested in raising up missionaries or connecting with established mission works both domestically and internationally.
Becoming an IMF Alliance Church provides opportunities and support for churches who desire to affiliate in a Biblical fellowship and yet maintain their individual church distinctives.
Here is a testimony from the Senior Pastor of one of our IMF Alliance Churches:
During one of our most difficult times our leadership team contacted the IMF office for some counsel and help. Without hesitation, a ministry team came alongside us and helped us through the storm. I want to encourage other IMF Pastors to consider having their churches become Alliance Churches. While we are independent in structure, we should be interdependent in our relationships. I would like to see this part of our Fellowship grow in order to offer more services to our congregations.
When our church joined with IMF, our leadership team agreed to sow generously into this ministry. After choosing to honor God by supporting IMF with one percent (1%) of our annual tithes and offerings, we have seen incredible financial breakthroughs!
Another aspect that has really impressed me about International Ministerial Fellowship is the quality and integrity of the people involved. When you add to this the skills of their leadership team and the resources available to the membership, I believe we are blessed to be a part of something truly incredible! We have in a very real way been blessed with an organization that exemplifies our Lord Jesus when Mark 10:45 says, “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve.” This kind of servant leadership is what I have witnessed with International Ministerial Fellowship.
*Non-Credentialed members hold general member status. They are included in our membership but are not authorized by IMF to perform sacerdotal services. They may participate in all issues referred to the general membership by the Board of Directors for vote and are welcome to participate in all activities sponsored by IMF. They qualify to receive all support services as offered to all members by the Fellowship.
An Associate Member (Non-Credentialed) of IMF is entitled to all the rights and privileges accorded to a General Member. Ordained or Licensed clergy who join IMF as Associate Members are accorded the same respect as an IMF member with their clerical standing. The Associate Member may be credentialed by their own denomination. We honor them, and the ministry God has established through their faithful service to Christ.
We have made many friends over the years working across denominational lines. In some instances, a membership in IMF has been transitional for several years while the member works toward full ordination in their own denomination. Other times circumstances prevent the candidate from pursuing ordination in their own denomination and we are able to serve their denominational church and the member in a special role for a longer period of time. We are thankful that we are able to serve in whatever situation best meets their needs. Often when they have accomplished personal goals that might require them to otherwise leave IMF, they choose to continue a relationship with us as an Associate Member because they know we love, honor and desire to cooperate in whatever way we can. IMF sees itself as a good “team player” in the Body of Christ.
Also, we often have Christian businessmen who want to be a part of what we are doing, but do not feel called as a clergy person and prefer to affiliate as an Associate Member. We welcome them. We need them and their business knowledge to help us chart the course for this ministry. It takes many—praying, giving and going—to accomplish the Great Commission.
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Applying for individual membership? Start the process by clicking the button below. You will select your desired rostering level (Ordained Minister, Licensed Minister, Special Ministry License, Commissioned Minister, Christian Worker, or Associate Member) later in the application process.
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