A Church Is More Than a Building

Over 3 billion people have no church within walking distance.

That’s nearly 4 in 10 people without a local church to model what it looks like to worship Jesus.

In some places, persecuted believers can go their entire lives without a safe place to worship and study the Bible.

A church changes everything

A church turns a local congregation into a discipleship training hub. New believers learn about Jesus. They’re equipped to preach the Gospel. Some go on to plant new churches in areas where foreign missionaries could never reach.


Churches transform communities by helping to feed children, empower women, and host medical clinics. In many places, a church is the only permanent structure within hundreds of miles.

“You can’t imagine the joy, the gladness that comes with building churches in communities that will never be able to do it. Every church building is a miracle to the people.”

Rev. Pastor Kenneth Wafula, Uganda


out of 195 countries

Our integrated, sustainable strategy for building churches

ICM’s strategy connects you with local ministry partners working with limited resources to grow healthy churches.


Partnering with indigenous ministries

1. Partnering with indigenous ministries

Local ministry partners help us identify growing congregations that don’t have a safe place to worship or Bible study materials in their own language. 


Connecting you to the global church

2. Connecting you to the global church

Your gift helps provide quality building materials and discipleship tools in the local language. Local congregations give the land and labor. ICM covers all the logistics. 

Your investment of $1000 or more unlocks a direct connection to a local congregation in need and includes ongoing progress reports and follow-ups.


Celebrating progress

3. Celebrating progress

Little by little, a brand new church is built. For the first time, they have a safe place to meet, grow together, and serve physical and spiritual needs in the community.

If you’ve invested in and been connected to a local congregation, you’ll get updates on the building’s completion and dedication plus follow-up reports for 3 years after the project is done.


Equipping churches for discipleship

4. Equipping churches for discipleship

ICM provides discipleship tools, audio Bibles, and resources that equip churches to train leaders and plant more churches, blanketing the nations with the Gospel.

“Through this blessing [of ICM], we have seen the hands of God. The Gospel is moving here at a high speed because you have stood with us.”

Bishop David Gomba, Tanzania

Making discipleship accessible

We go beyond building churches. Healthy churches need Bible resources made just for them.

Since 60% of the world’s people learn orally, ICM equips churches with easy-to-understand discipleship tools in an audio format.

These help churches grow spiritually and accelerate evangelism in the least-reached places.

The Bible

Digital format and audio Bibles provided in local languages by expert Bible translators around the world

Evangelism Tools

In-depth training and tools for equipping church planters and sharing the Gospel, even in closed parts of the world

Cutting-Edge Technology

Innovative tech that turns churches into Gospel distribution hubs and equips congregations where physical buildings aren’t possible

Devotional Bible Lessons

A complete survey of the Bible called Foundations, including 180 practical lessons in 66 languages

11.4 million

scripture-engaged disciples

“Once local pastors are equipped and trained with the right tools, they will reach out to our entire nation.”

Rev. Philippe Ouedraogo, Burkina Faso


churches built

Join the global movement

Imagine helping put a church around the corner, all around the world.

Join Groundbreakers, a passionate community of investors equipping congregations to build healthy churches every month.