Building Churches That Plant Churches

ICM is a nonprofit organization partnering globally with indigenous ministries to put a healthy church within walking distance of everyone in the world.

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As the global church planting partner and distributor of audio scripture, ICM locks arms with indigenous ministries to equip local churches with two vital resources: a permanent church building and practical discipleship tools and resources for oral learners.

A church around the corner, all around the world

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Our Story

A life-changing survey of the Bible

It was 1986, and Dois Rosser, Jr., couldn’t stop thinking about one thing: how to bring the most transformative Bible teaching he’d ever encountered to pastors worldwide.

Mr. Rosser knew that this teaching, a complete survey of the Bible written by Virginia pastor Dick Woodward, had the potential to transform lives across languages and cultures.

Launching International Cooperating Ministries (ICM) to get the Bible study into the hands of indigenous pastors, Mr. Rosser began partnering with church leaders in India to translate Woodward’s study into Hindi.

Overcoming a key barrier to discipleship

But Mr. Rosser soon discovered a critical roadblock hindering the discipleship of Christians in other countries…

Without a permanent church building, congregations lacked legitimacy, particularly in hostile cultures. Christians had no place to worship legally or safely. And they struggled to scale their efforts to train leaders, make disciples, and plant churches.

When Mr. Rosser learned he could empower congregations to build their own buildings for very little cost, he expanded ICM’s vision and set out to put a church within walking distance of everyone in the world.

Because a healthy church transforms lives and communities

For more than 35 years, ICM has been partnering with indigenous ministries, equipping them with a permanent structure and Bible study materials made just for them. 

And this changes everything. With these two vital resources, believers are transformed into local evangelists, and multiplying churches are planted in some of the world’s least-reached mission fields.

31,087

church plants

Our Story

A life-changing survey of the Bible

It was 1986, and Dois Rosser, Jr., couldn’t stop thinking about one thing: how to bring the most transformative Bible teaching he’d ever encountered to pastors worldwide.

Mr. Rosser knew that this teaching, a complete survey of the Bible written by Virginia pastor Dick Woodward, had the potential to transform lives across languages and cultures.

Launching International Cooperating Ministries (ICM) to get the Bible study into the hands of indigenous pastors, Mr. Rosser began partnering with church leaders in India to translate Woodward’s study into Hindi.

Overcoming a key barrier to discipleship

But Mr. Rosser soon discovered a critical roadblock hindering the discipleship of Christians in other countries…

Without a permanent church building, congregations lacked legitimacy, particularly in hostile cultures. Christians had no place to worship legally or safely. And they struggled to scale their efforts to train leaders, make disciples, and plant churches.

When Mr. Rosser learned he could empower congregations to build their own buildings for very little cost, he expanded ICM’s vision and set out to put a church within walking distance of everyone in the world.

Because a healthy church transforms lives and communities

For more than 35 years, ICM has been partnering with indigenous ministries, equipping them with a permanent structure and Bible study materials made just for them. 

And this changes everything. With these two vital resources, believers are transformed into local evangelists and multiplying churches are planted in some of the world’s least-reached mission fields.

20.7 million

scripture-engaged disciples

Our Values

Dependent
upon God

We recognize our total dependence upon the God of Scripture, who is our creator, savior, source, and purpose.

Stewardship

We seek to maximize the impact of your investment by building on the existing resources of our partners.

Rooted in Prayer

We seek God’s guidance by making prayer and the Bible vital in every aspect of ICM’s work.

Accountability

We hold ourselves and our partners to the highest standards of operation and financial transparency.

Urgency of Mission

We focus on our mission and work energetically to advance God’s Kingdom in the world.

How ICM is Developing Churches Around the Globe

How ICM is Developing Churches Around the Globe

Our Leadership

Janice Rosser Allen

CEO & President

For nearly 20 years, Janice has led strategic planning, operations, and development for ICM. Before transitioning to the nonprofit world, she served as a successful oncology clinical specialist. She is co-author of God in the Crossroads: Signs of Hope, a book highlighting ICM’s global impact.

Tom Frommack

Chief Program Officer

Founder of Triple-F Consulting Group in Middleburg, VA, Tom brings more than 20 years of experience in executive leadership and general management, starting with Cisco Systems, Inc. He began his career in full-time ministry and holds a Master of Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary.

Jan Stringer

Chief Operating Officer

Jan was working in finance for POMOCO Auto Group when she felt called to missions in 1985. Little did she know that God would use ICM founder Dois Rosser and ICM to fulfill that calling. Jan joined ICM in 1995 with degrees in business administration and management.

Sean Mitchell

Interim Chief Advancement Officer

Sean has served in fundraising and advancement leadership capacities for nonprofits for more than 20 years. He is the founder of Generosity Development and co-author of the book, Gracious Stewardship. Sean holds a Master’s Degree in Practical Theology from Regent University.  

Our
Board

Mr. Kris Lightcap

Galena, OH

Mr. Chris Peifer

Tampa, FL

Mr. Toby Harris

Virginia Beach, VA

Mrs. Karen Gainey

Summerfield, NC

Dr. Rich Kidd

Virginia Beach, VA

Mr. Arun Daniel

Stamford, CT

Mrs. Shandre Harasty

Suffolk, VA

Ms. Janice Rosser Allen

White Stone, VA

Mr. Aubrey Rosser

Altavista, VA

Mr. Charles Watkins

Charlottesville, VA

Ms. Kathy Blankemeyer

Columbus, OH

Dr. Jim Gills

Tampa, FL

Mr. Matt Allen

Vero Beach, FL

Mrs. Miriam Shook

Fort Myers, FL

Rev. Dr. Cynthia Rosser Higgins

Greensboro, NC

Mr. Michael Hockett

Indianapolis, IN

Paul Thrift

Indianapolis, IN

Zoran Ploscar

Shelby Township, MI

Mr. Burt S. Higgins

Greensboro, NC

Mrs. Janet Ward Black

Greensboro, NC

Mr. William Shook

Fort Myers, FL

Mr. Todd Stewart

Humble, TX

Our
Board

Mr. Kris Lightcap

Galena, OH

Mr. Chris Peifer

Tampa, FL

Mr. Toby Harris

Virginia Beach, VA

Mrs. Karen Gainey

Summerfield, NC

Dr. Rich Kidd

Virginia Beach, VA

Mr. Arun Daniel

Stamford, CT

Mrs. Shandre Harasty

Suffolk, VA

Ms. Janice Rosser Allen

White Stone, VA

Mr. Aubrey Rosser

Altavista, VA

Mr. Charles Watkins

Charlottesville, VA

Ms. Kathy Blankemeyer

Columbus, OH

Dr. Jim Gills

Tampa, FL

Mr. Matt Allen

Vero Beach, FL

Mrs. Miriam Shook

Fort Myers, FL

Rev. Dr. Cynthia Rosser Higgins

Greensboro, NC

Mr. Michael Hockett

Indianapolis, IN

Paul Thrift

Indianapolis, IN

Zoran Ploscar

Shelby Township, MI

Mr. Burt S. Higgins

Greensboro, NC

Mrs. Janet Ward Black

Greensboro, NC

Mr. William Shook

Fort Myers, FL

Mr. Todd Stewart

Humble, TX

Statement
of Faith

As a faith-based nonprofit, we center everything we do on the following statement of faith derived from the Lausanne Covenant.

We believe in one eternal God, Creator and Lord of the world, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, who governs all things according to the purpose of His will.

We believe in Jesus Christ, God’s Son, who is Savior and Lord, and who gave Himself as a ransom for sinners through His death on the cross. He rose from the dead and ascended to heaven, where, as truly God and truly man, Jesus is the only mediator between God and humankind.

We believe that all people are lost sinners and cannot see the Kingdom of God except through new birth. Justification is by grace through faith in Christ alone.

We believe in the power of the Holy Spirit, the very Spirit of God, sent to bear witness of the Son. We believe in the work of God’s Spirit for the individual’s new birth and growth and for the Church’s constant renewal in truth, wisdom, faith, holiness, love, power, and mission.

We believe the Old and New Testament Scriptures to be the only inspired, written Word of God, infallible and without error, our guide for faith and practice.

We believe in one holy, universal, and apostolic Church. The Church’s calling is to worship and witness Jesus Christ, who is the Head, preaching the Gospel among all nations and demonstrating its commitment by compassionate service to the needs of all people.

We believe that Jesus Christ will return personally and visibly in power and glory to consummate His salvation and His judgment. God will fully manifest His Kingdom when He establishes a new heaven and a new earth in which He is glorified forever and ever.

Financial Accountability

We’re an open book… because every dollar you invest matters. 

View our latest financial information to see how we steward your world-changing generosity.

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