We empower passionate leaders
to build influential local churches
Our mission is to plant dynamic churches throughout Europe and beyond. Churches in which people find a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, experience love and fellowship, discover their gifts and are encouraged in them. The churches we dream of are passionate, alive and have a positive influence on society.
It was in 1996 when the ICF (International Christian Fellowship) church started in Zurich. Founders and present Senior Pastors Leo and Susanna Bigger launched ICF Zurich with an extraordinary passion for creating a relevant, dynamic and engaging church for the younger generation in Switzerland.
Today, ICF Church in Zurich has grown to be the largest church in the country, with over 3,000 weekly attendees from all generations and five different locations around Zurich. ICF Church in Zurich is also the mother church of the now worldwide church-planting movement “ICF Movement” with locations in twelve countries.
In the first two decades of our young history, we have already established more than 60 ICF churches in Europe and beyond. Our ambition is to see a contemporary, vibrant church at the heartbeat of time in all places where one does not yet exist. We focus mainly on Europe but also have ICF churches in Cambodia, Israel and Brazil.
The ICF College, which is offered both in Switzerland and Germany, serves as a training centre. There we train people, equip them to be leaders, and encourage their passion for the local church.
In 2017, we launched the ICF Network. The ICF Network is growing beyond the ICF Movement and aims to connect Pastors, inspire growth, and equip independent churches with different resources and training.