Advancing the work of Jesus
“The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”
– Jesus, Luke 4:18-19 (NIV)
The International Church of Bangkok partners with Christian ministries throughout Thailand to advance the work of Jesus. Currently, we have nine partners. We pray for them. We often visit them to learn about their ministry and to encourage them. We support them financially. And when possible, we join them in serving their communities.
5% of our yearly total income goes directly to the outreach partners. Members and friends are also encouraged to give directly to our partners through our “purple box” which is always available. Generally, ICB gives just under 20% of our income directly to our partners.
Below are our ministry partners with a short description of each. Click the weblinks for more information. (NOTE: Not all the weblinks are direct to the ministry site. Some are done by a third party which also supports the ministry, but are provided for informational purposes. Where there is no weblink the web address is unknown to us.)
Bangkok Institute of Theology – Bangkok. BIT trains pastors from all over Thailand as well as some neighboring countries. ICB supports scholarships for needy students.
Chaiyapruk Children’s Home – Nakorn Nayok. Located just outside of the Minburi suburb of Bangkok, Chaiyapruk supports children who have been abandoned by their families. It offers not only a place of refuge but also a place called home, where they can grow up happily, healthy.
Concordia Day Care & Community Center – Bangkok. Brings the love of Jesus to the children, families, and residents of the Bang Na slum through its human care programming, which includes Christian education, outreach, and Bible study (for children and adults).
-Egg hunting activity with Concordia ministry, 2016
Cornerstone Chapel Hadyai – Hadyai. This church in southern Thailand was founded by Elizabeth and Simon Lee in 2003 to share the Good News of Jesus and to serve the community. Elizabeth grew up at ICB, and we are so proud of her!
Klong Toey Community Centre – Bangkok. Klong Toey Community Centre provides a whole range of services in Bangkok’s largest slum. There is a pre-school, youth club, soccer club, cooking school, handicrafts shop, and a second-hand shop.
Mercy House – Pranburi. Mercy House serves children who have been orphaned or abandoned. Many are Karen immigrants and/or refugees from Burma. No child is rejected on ethnic or religious grounds. Pranburi is located about 10 minutes drive south of the famous beach resort town of Hua Hin.
Prachakittisuk Church and Orphanage – Chiang Rai. Prachakittisuk’s orphanage takes in children who may otherwise be vulnerable to being trafficked into prostitution. In addition, the church supports handicraft projects for women to provide income to support their families. Click here to watch a video.
Rahab Ministries – Bangkok. Rahab works with sex workers and their families in Bangkok primarily in the Patpong District. The ministry shares the love of Christ with those involved in the Thai sex industry through friendship, evangelism and social concern. They provide practical help and emotional support to women working in prostitution including counseling, discipleship, and opportunities for education and vocational training.
-Jewelry making with Rahab ministry, 2016
Thai Tai Church (Thai Faith and Music Foundation) – Bangkok and Mahasarakarm Province. Innovative ministry in one of Bangkok’s low-income housing communities integrating traditional Thai cultural forms (music and dance) into Christian worship.
-ICB with Thai Thai Church at Planetarium, 2016