vision & mission
A world where every child is loved, safe and developing their God-given potential.
Partnering with the global Free Methodist Church, we advocate for the spiritual, physical, cognitive and social development of children.
To envision a world where every child is loved, safe and developing their God-given potential, we have to dream of impacting far more children. ICCM is proud of 52 years of history, grateful that over 100,000 children’s lives have been improved through sponsorship—but it’s not enough! At the moment, more than 2,000 children are enrolled in ICCM and awaiting a sponsor. They’re praying that someone will give $30 a month—a dollar a day—to provide life-changing benefits for them.
Sponsorship provides education and/or school supplies, nutrition, activities for all aspects of their development, and that indispensable reality, hope. For most of the vulnerable, sponsorship provides protection from traffickers. For girls, it often delays their being forced into an early marriage. A dollar a day can change the whole trajectory of a child’s life! Please sponsor a waiting child today.
our guiding principles
Guiding principles focus our daily actions.
We celebrate the spirit and actions of partnership with individuals and congregations locally and globally. We seek to express the unity of the body of Christ in its rich diversity.
We celebrate humility before God and humanity. We desire respectful cross-cultural relationships.
We celebrate honest, trust and mutual accountability. We hold ourselves and our partners to high standards of fiscal responsibility.
Image of God
We celebrate the image of God in every child. We seek to confirm this with actions that encourage both girls and boys to mature to their full, God-given potential.
We celebrate the human family as divinely designed for the benefit of children. Where possible, we minister to children in the context of their families and offer opportunities for parents to expand their capacities.
We celebrate the privilege of guarding and protecting children in our care. Especially when ministering to children in residential environments away from parents, we vigilantly protect them from predation and abuse.
We celebrate the ministry of standing with and for children, blessing them and giving voice to their hurts and hopes.
The Transforming Gospel
We celebrate the power of the Gospel to transform lives. We seek to express the Gospel in word and deed, cultivating faith and hope in anticipation of children becoming fruit-bearing adults.
We celebrate the goodness of creation. Seeing life as a whole, we provide opportunities to partner with those who work to heal the land and we teach children to value life in all its forms.
We celebrate generosity as a life-giving grace. We seek to serve out of an abundance principle and encourage generosity from all.
We celebrate stewardship of people, capacities and resources. We seek to increase the value of all and desire that every stakeholder make an investment.
Flexibility We celebrate flexibility to make possible Kingdom purposes being fulfilled in lives and communities.