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.