ABOUT INTERNATIONAL CITY CHURCH
Our vision is to be
a dynamic multicultural connect church
impacting this nation and beyond.
International City Church (ICC) Brisbane is a growing dynamic multicultural connect church.
ICC is also a House of Prayer for people from all nations and a Place of Commanded Blessing (Psalm 133). We hold weekly prayer meetings where you will experience the supernatural presence, power and love of God.
As a CONNECT church, we value Christ-centered relationships and encourage everyone to participate in a connect group. This is where the church becomes family where we build healthy and life-giving friendships, doing life together. It is also a place for discipleship, learning the word of God together and growing through encouragement and prayer.
What Is ICC Like
ICC is a diverse and dynamic multicultural family church, with people from all walks of life who are being transformed by Jesus Christ. Every Sunday we join together to celebrate what God has done for us, fellowship together and experience a relevant and powerful message.
We believe God created us with a deep need for meaningful connections with other people. In ICC, we value being God’s kingdom family and encourage everyone to join a connect group where they will experience authentic connections. Our connect groups meet all over Brisbane in homes or at church. Pick one that suits you based on location, language and/or interests.
Isaiah 56:7 says “These I will bring to My holy mountain and make them joyful in My house of prayer. Their burnt offerings and their sacrifices will be accepted on my altar. For my house shall be called a house of prayer for all peoples.” We meet every Tuesday for mid-week evening prayers and hold midnight prayers on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
We are a multi-generational, multi-language and multi-cultural church that is passionate for Jesus and inspire all to live for Christ. Embracing unity within diversity at ICC is what we believe in. Expect to meet people from all around the world with different cultural backgrounds and language. With many Chinese and Spanish-speaking attendees in our congregation, we offer translations in these two languages at our 8.45 am and 11.15 am services. ICC is a church reflecting a God who is more diverse than anyone culture can represent or understand.
Vision and Values
"Our vision is to be a dynamic multicultural connect church that will impact this nation and beyond. "
We have five key values ('5M' values),
Multicultural - Missions - Ministry Equipping - Miracles - Marriage, which describe the heart of our church.
Revelation 7:9 After this I looked, and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and before the lamb…
God has called us to be a model multicultural church. A place of commanded blessing where we genuinely accept and love people from all nations, cultures, languages, generations, educational and financial backgrounds. Our mission cry is to break down dividing walls by being inclusive such as providing translations and singing in different languages.
In 1988, Rev. David Mok, Founding Minister, followed God’s calling to set up International City Church after a year of intensive prayer.
God led Rev. David and Jeannie Mok to revolutionise church and influence the world by converting their restaurant into a place of worship. ICC first started off in an area notorious for drug dealing, gambling and triad activities, offering hope to those often overlooked and forsaken in the community. Today, ICC is home to over 50 nations, a home for all nations but it soon became a place of hope for many.
This church had to be a life-changing, significant force; and influence that would strike deep in the heart of the community.
Since Brisbane had many churches catering to predominantly middle-class Caucasian congregations, we were resolved that as in Luke 14:15, we would go to the highways and by-ways to reach out and minister to the poor, the blind, the lame,’ bringing them into a caring community that would meet their needs and help them integrate into mainstream society. We had already been operating a restaurant in the Chinatown Mall called ‘Restoran Malaysia,’ so we began the first restaurant church in Australia. Every Friday night, Cornerstone Cafe was opened to bikies, street kids and anyone wanting friendship and coffee.
Today, the International City Church family is made up of over fifty nationalities. It also runs the Multicultural Community Centre and the Asian Pacific Institute, which comprises the International Christian College and a cross-cultural training centre.
What We Believe
We believe that the Bible is God’s Word. It is accurate, authoritative and applicable to our everyday lives.
We believe in one eternal God who is the Creator of all things. He exists in three Persons: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. He is totally loving and completely holy.
That sin has separated each of us from God and His purpose for our lives.
That in order to live the holy and fruitful lives that God intends for us, we need to be baptised in water and be filled with the power of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit enables us to use spiritual gifts, including speaking in tongues, which is the initial evidence of baptism in the Holy Spirit.
That God has individually equipped us so that we can successfully achieve His purpose for our lives which is to worship God, fulfill our role in the Church and serve the community in which we live.
That the Lord Jesus Christ as both God and man is the only One who can reconcile us to God. He lived a sinless and exemplary life, died on the cross in our place, and rose again to prove His victory and empower us for life.
That in order to receive forgiveness and the “new birth” we must repent of our sins, believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, and submit to His will for our lives.
That God wants to heal and transform us so that we can live healthy and prosperous lives in order to help others more effectively.
That our eternal destination of either Heaven or Hell is determined by our response to the Lord Jesus Christ.
That the Lord Jesus Christ is coming back again as He promised.