Clear vision and mission express our intention. Guiding principles focus our daily actions.
Activating change locally to impact children globally.
International Child Care Ministries advocates for the spiritual, educational, physical and social development of children by partnering with the global Free Methodist Church through sponsorships, scholarships and creative initiatives.
We celebrate the spirit and actions of partnership with individuals and congregations locally and globally. We seek to express the unity of the body of Christ in its rich diversity.
We celebrate humility before God and humanity. We desire respectful cross-cultural relationships.
We celebrate honesty, trust and mutual accountability. We hold ourselves and our partners to high standards of fiscal responsibility.
Image of God
We celebrate the image of God in every child. We seek to confirm this with actions that encourage both girls and boys to mature to their full, God-given potential.
We celebrate the human family as divinely designed for the benefit of children. Where possible, we minister to children in the context of their families and offer opportunities for parents to expand their capacities.
We celebrate the privilege of guarding and protecting children in our care. Especially when ministering to children in residential environments away from parents, we vigilantly protect them from predation and abuse.
We celebrate the ministry of standing with and for children, blessing them and giving voice to their hurts and hopes.
The Transforming Gospel
We celebrate the power of the Gospel to transform lives. We seek to express the Gospel in word and deed, cultivating faith and hope in anticipation of children becoming fruit-bearing adults.
We celebrate the goodness of creation. Seeing life as a whole, we provide opportunities to partner with those who work to heal the land and we teach children to value life in all its forms.
We celebrate generosity as a life-giving grace. We seek to serve out of an abundance principle and encourage generosity from all.
We celebrate stewardship of people, capacities and resources. We seek to increase the value of all and desire that every stakeholder make an investment.
We celebrate flexibility to make possible Kingdom purposes being fulfilled in lives and communities.
Our Vision, Mission and Principles were developed and embraced by ICCM and ICCM-Canada in 2010.