What IcFEM Does

Interchristian Fellowships' Evangelical Mission (IcFEM)

 

IcFEM works by spreading the transformation process to areas by encouraging people to pray and to set up intercessory groups, by sending out the formation team to give the IcFEM vision, by setting up Village Fellowships and establishing Local Transformation Units.

Community development is a skilled process of developing a broad network of interaction in order to increase the capacity of communities to help themselves to achieve a locally sustainable healthy economy and an improved quality of life. Bringing people together in a Fellowship means that the Fellowship will have a vision for the whole village and the individuals living there to enable members to learn to live as God intends, and to develop their skills, faith, attitudes, and understanding. It will be indigenous - no outsider is able to understand the deeper needs of individuals in a community - and it will be able to support itself from local resources.

  • The Transformation Process ↓

    Transformation happens when something is substantially changed in its nature and character. Relief is not transformation; neither is 10,000 people in a crusade meeting raising their hands to follow Jesus Christ. It is a life-long agenda; it concerns the whole of life in which a disciple's mind and character are being transformed by God's Spirit - then their life-style can work itself out in families and communities. (Romans 12.1 and 2, 2 Cor. 3.18, Phil 3.21). IcFEM's Mission statement is to accelerate community transformation and it does so by enabling people to take the initiative and become self-drivers of development transformation comes from within the community through its members.

    Some people see development as a dangerous thin edge of the social gospel - a deviation from saving people for the Kingdom; but God is concerned with the whole of life - as Jesus told the people of his home village, his mission was to "preach good news to the poor, release the oppressed, share food, provide shelter, clothe the naked, give sight to the blind" (Luke 4.18-19 and Isaiah 61.1 and 58.6-7 from which he was quoting).

    Community development therefore is a skilled process of developing a broad network of interaction in order to increase the capacity of communities to help themselves to achieve a locally sustainable healthy economy and an improved quality of life. Bringing people together in a Fellowship means that the Fellowship will have a vision for the whole village and the individuals living there to enable members to learn to live as God intends, and to develop their skills, faith, attitudes, and understanding. It will be indigenous - no outsider is able to understand the deeper needs of individuals in a community - and it will be able to support itself from local resources. Being poor is not merely a lack of material possession or food but it becomes a poverty of spirit, a lack of belief in self, in ability to change, to achieve, to better one's lot - so this is where IcFEM starts. No one understands transformation better than God and no one can do it better. It is about change for the better (Romans 12:1-2). Change is not about making you to become like me, but about "You" becoming a new "You" or restored to the "You" you would have become - to become better. And what is the key to this change? - learning and education. IcFEM is in the business of creating change and space. It starts with identifying need "sensitisation" which is about identifying what you, the individual, the community need NOT about telling you what you are "going to do" and what you will be given. IcFEM is all about crying with people, identifying with them, standing beside them, showing them the Saviour's love. Do we need transformation in our own communities in other countries? YES WE DO! So maybe IcFEM staff can help us to find out how to achieve transformation for our own community. Can't do becomes CAN DO!

  • Our Ministry Programs ↓

     
    Intercession Programme, Outreach Programme, Fellowship Formation, Discipleship Programme, Pastoral Care Programme, Church leadership development, Young Offenders Ministry. Read more
     
    Men/Husbands/Fathers Ministry, Women/Wives/Mothers Ministry and Children's Ministry.Read more
     
    Youth and Godliness, Youth and Work, Youth and Government. Read more
     
    Health/Nutrition & Clothing, Social Needs with Housing (Housing, Relationships, Spiritual Nourishment, Recreation, Legal Needs (Asset Ownership, Legacies, Will and will making). Read more
     
    Visual/Hearing Impairment, Physical Disabilities, Mental Impairment, Corrective Surgery and Rehabilitation. Read more
     
    Home-based orphan-care, Relief Supplies, Sustainable Relief Services (empowerment), Emergency Response (Relief Mitigation), HIV / AIDS. Read more
     
    Environmental Stewardship, Crop Production, Livestock/Animal Production, Marketing, Processing, Conservation, Agro-forestry, Landscaping, Ornamental and home beauties. Read more
     
    Primary Health Care, Reproductive Health, Village Health Units, Herbal Medicine. Read more
     
    Primary Education, Secondary Education, Skills Development/Tertiary, Special Education, Vocational Training, School Sponsorship, Higher Education. Read more
     
    FeSaCS(Fellowships Savings & Credit Scheme) & Micro enterprise (COREL). Read more
     
    Recreation Facilities Development (Sports, Athletic, Balls), Indoor Games, Concerts and Drama. Read more
     
    Kingdom Singers - Vocal and Choral Music, Instrumental, Dance. Read more
     
  • Our Institutions ↓

     
    Dreamland Medical Care Centre (DMCC) - (includes specialist Orthopaedic workshop services). Read more
     
    Dreamland Education Centre (DEC) - primary school (includes bursaries for needy children). Read more
     
    Khalayi Nursery School. Read more
     
  • Administration ↓

     
    • Director's Office and Support Services - Director, Solomon Nabie, secretary and personal assistant.
    • Finance Department - The team runs the Mission's finance systems.
    • Chaplaincy - Ministering to all the staff, including those employed in the institutions and ensuring that the Mission continues to follow God's direction.
    • Human Resources - Looking after the staff and carrying out all the administrative functions that this entails.
  • Our Vision, Future & Needs ↓

     
  • Special Programmes & Projects ↓

     

    Special Programmes based at IcFEM HQ

    • Internet Cafe - IcFEM runs a mast link to the Internet and provides an Internet cafe with approximately 10 machines.
    • Building and Construction Services - IcFEM is known for the quality of its buildings and provides services to other bodies for the design, planning and construction of high-quality buildings, e.g. school classrooms, medical clinics, houses, etc. Transport services & vehicle maintenance - The Mission lorry provides transport services not only to the Mission but is frequently hired by others. Quality building materials are also supplied. The Dreamland Education Centre (DEC) has a school bus. The Mission has a fleet of, mainly very ancient vehicles, which are kept on the road by God's grace and which take teams into the community along the mud roads which are frequently almost impossible due to deep ruts and sticky mud. Motorcycles and bicycles are also used extensively for communication and transport.
    • Tailoring workshop and shop - IcFEM runs a tailoring workshop as a training facility and sells garments and other items from HQ. For more information on this project
    • Christian bookshop & Curio - IcFEM runs the only Christian bookshop in Kimilili from HQ and also sells arts and craft which supports both local artists and the mission
    • Lending Library - At the headquarters there is quite an extensive library of Christian material and other books available for the community to use. This facility also rotates the collections too many small libraries in the community.
     Gap/Volunteer Programme & Guest Services Read more
     
    HIV/AIDS Read more
     
    Church Leadership Development Read more
     
    Young Offenders Ministry & Outcomes Read more
     
    Secondary School Sponsorship - IcFEM doesn't just pay fees - IcFEM is "in loco parentis" Read more
     
    Higher Education Loan Scheme Read more
     
    Skills Development - working to improve vocational training Read more
     
    Special Needs Education - working for all inclusive education at all levels for those with physical or mental disability. Read more
     
    Circumcision Project - replacement of unsafe traditional circumcision by a safer medical alternative which also saves resources. Read more
     
    Dreamland Farm Read more
     
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