For Christ’s love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died. And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again.
2 Corinthians 5:14-15
ICM’s objective is to accelerate the pioneering, establishing and growth of new churches across the greater Dublin area, resulting in 10 new churches by 2028.
COME - Join us in Dublin
If we are to start and grow new churches, reaching others for Jesus, our greatest and most obvious need is people! The gospel desperately needs people who will move to live in the city as followers of Jesus in their homes, workplaces and churches. For many this will be the greatest sacrifice, but for others, moving with work or in retirement will be possible (with some planning). Please consider prayerfully if you might be able to relocate to be part of 10 by 2028.
We know that each church is involved in a real spiritual battle, but it seems particularly pronounced in Ireland today.
An aggressive secularism mixed with a demonstrable hardness towards the gospel, even in some traditional/established churches, is silencing the good news from being heard. We desperately need God’s protection and enabling. This type of partnership is the easiest to give lip service to and the most difficult to sustain, so we want to express this partnership by encouraging you to persevere in your prayers for us.
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To realise 10 growing churches by 2028 we are launching a new campaign to gather & galvanise 400 prayerful and financial supporters.
We are greatly indebted to the faithful support that many churches and individuals have expressed over the years. This is an opportunity for you to review and refresh your generosity in spirit and financially.
It is also a great opportunity for a new wave of supporters to get involved. It is surprising what your prayerful and small but regular, financial investment can generate.
Please carefully consider playing your part by joining ICM400 and to give what prayer and financial contributions you are able.
For example if we had 100 donors giving £/€6.50 a week over the course of the year this would yield £/€31 200 a year. If we had 100 donors giving £/€10 a week, over the course of a year it would yield £/€48 000.
A developing initiative within ICM, which seeks to grow a long-term base of prayer and financial support for establishing and planting churches across Dublin and achieving ICM’s 10 Year Plan.
OUR CITY OF DUBLIN
Dublin is in desperate need. The vast majority of the younger population claim no saving faith in Christ. We know how Jesus feels about Dublin:
“When Jesus saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd”
OUR PARTNERSHIP IN THE GOSPEL
The aim of the ICM Gospel Patrons’ Scheme is ‘Partnership in the Gospel’.
A Gospel Patron is a seed funder who provides significant financial investment (initially over a three/four year period) along with prayerful wisdom, advice and encouragement to the individual ‘church planter’, in order to see an eternal work begin and grow to the glory of God, in the power of the Spirit, for the sake of Jesus. More information can be found at www.gospelpatrons.org
Gospel ministry in Dublin is increasingly expensive and our vision cannot be funded through local church giving alone, especially as we are committed to all areas of Dublin, with an existing commitment on reaching ethnic minorities.
Gospel partnership is therefore a vital component of launching, maintaining and supporting ministry.
A sufficient and sustainable flow of external funds and financial resources is required to enable the ICM network to continue planting and establishing evangelistic gospel churches in Dublin, for the salvation of many and to the glory of God.
There is much to praise God for as we look back, and much to pray for as we look forward.
Partner with us in the Gospel to Reach Dublin for Christ!
WHY GOSPEL PATRONAGE?
Gospel Patronage in Irish Church Missions, God willing, should bring a mutual benefit to both Patron and pioneer. The pioneer will benefit from the Patron’s prayerful wisdom, advice and encouragement, along with financial support. In turn the Patron will benefit spiritually and relationally from being involved in the pioneer’s life and church ministry as they seek to break new ground. God willing this will develop in a partnership that will mature and expand both the Patron’s and pioneer’s trust and joy in God.