Advancing the Work of Jesus
“So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints, and are of God’s household, having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus Himself being the corner stone, in whom the whole building, being fitted together, is growing into a holy temple in the Lord, in whom you also are being built together into a dwelling of God in the Spirit”
– Ephesians 2: 19-20 (ESV)
“Church is the only society on earth that exists primarily for the benefit of its non-members.”
– Archbishop William Temple (1881 – 1944)
The International Church of Bangkok (ICB) is a church of many nations, many cultures, many ways of thinking, doing and being Christian. We have one thing in common: a desire to follow Jesus. As a result we choose to worship together, learn together, and serve together.
Our church family includes Thai nationals and a significant representation from other Asian countries as well as the Americas, Europe and Africa. We come from every imaginable Christian denomination. The membership consists of both long term and short term residents. Experienced Christians, new believers and people who are simply interested in learning more about Jesus Christ and Christianity all find a home here. We are an eclectic mix.
We do not own a building or any property, although it is discussed from time to time. Thus far, ICB has strategically chosen to focus our resources in other areas.
We are a congregation of The Church of Christ in Thailand (CCT). This is consistent with our desire to work in cooperation and fellowship with local churches throughout Thailand and around the world.
ICB was established in 1932. We are a totally self-supporting congregation. We give almost 20% of our annual income away in gifts to other ministries within Thailand. Most of our partner ministries work with people who are most vulnerable in Thailand: immigrants, orphans and/or abandoned children and persons with disabilities.
ICB does not subscribe to any particular creed. We do not make you sign a statement of faith to join our community. Official Members affirm that in Jesus they have a Lord (guide for life) and a Savior (saves us from sin and death). We find a lot of joy in diversity. The vast majority of our membership would affirm the ancient Christian creeds — the Nicene Creed and Apostle’s Creed being the two most important examples.
* Mature Christians come and grow in their faith and service.
* Less mature Christians come and grow and/or (re)discover their faith while serving.
* Non-Christians can come and learn about Jesus without fear of being condescended to, condemned or embarrassed and yes, serve.
We are very proud of this atmosphere and we hope you will join us as we continue to grow, learn, serve and worship God.
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