Why we exist
As a church, it is our passion for people to become more like Jesus Christ,
live fearlessly and have a positive influence on their world.
What we dream of
We dream of a church where Jesus Christ is the center of everything.
He stirs an incomparable passion in us that results in life-changing preaching, powerful worship and overflowing creativity.
In this church, we celebrate and enjoy our relationship with our Heavenly Father.
Full of enthusiasm, we strive to know Him on a deeper and more personal level.
We are a church that is open to everyone. No matter where people come from and regardless of their history:
everyone finds a home here.
We are a family held together by unconditional love, servant leadership and true unity.
The needs of our society compel us to compassionate action.
We are known for our generosity, lending a hand and not turning our backs.
We long to experience the power of God. Knowing that He can do all things,
we expect the Holy Spirit to work among us and experience His miracles.
We are a passionate church. We give our very best for God, speak the language of our time and are part of the solution.
In the church we dream of, many people find faith in Jesus Christ and become more like Him. As we grow constantly, we also develop a more personal community through small groups that have a positive influence on our families, friends and society.
May God fulfill this dream through us. (inspired by Acts 2:42-47)
Who we are
We walk our talk
We are at the heartbeat of time
We give our very best for God
We create a loving "Welcome Home" atmosphere
We know that the joy of the Lord is our strength
We are blessed to be a blessing
Code of Honor
for the ICF Zurich Staff
“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”
The Bible - Hebrews 12:1-2 (NIV)
As employees and Core Leaders in ICF Zurich, it is our deep desire to victoriously complete the race of faith. We are determined to live by biblical moral standards. After numerous conversations about the lifestyle of leaders in the church and inspired by the "Modesto Manifesto" written by Billy Graham and his friends, we have agreed on a set of voluntary principles: The “Code of Honor for the ICF Zurich Staff”.
Salaries and finances
The church ICF Zurich is an association. It is financed by voluntary donations. A salary model independent of commissions applies to all employees. The income from sales of all ICF Media products, such as books, music and apps, flows entirely into the organization. Upon request, we provide insight into our finances. With conviction, we fulfill the legal requirements, such as the regular audit of our association's accounts.
Health and sexuality
We maintain a healthy and addiction-free lifestyle. We actively counteract sexual sin in a self-responsible manner. As an organization, we take preventive measures against sexual abuse and sexual violations, such as a sensitive application procedure, staff training, and a code of conduct for staff and volunteers. To meet this end, we work together with the "Limita" specialist unit. (www.limita.ch) Every person in our church has the right and the duty to contact the national and independent "Victim Assistance" specialist unit when a case is suspected. (www.opferhilfe-schweiz.ch/en)
Power and competences
We submit and commit ourselves to the mission statement of ICF Zurich. We use entrusted power and competencies responsibly and actively counteract the abuse of power. Leo and Susanna Bigger lead the organization as Senior Pastors and thus also the Core Team as its leadership team. In the Core Team, every opinion counts. We wrestle with decisions until everyone can support them and no one has any serious reservations. Strategic and operational responsibility is assigned to the respective areas, subsidiary operations, and locations in the sense of self-organized teams. The competences in the legal branches of the organization are all distributed among two authorized signatories.
Credibility and integrity
Our published figures and statistics are truthful. We have commissioned and appointed an independent, external clearing office (ombudsman's office) that is not subject to our directives. Every person from the church and its surrounding has the possibility to report to them conflicts with leadership, suspicion of abuse of power, or observations of unhealthy behavior. Information and links: www.icf.church/clearing-office.
May God help us to live faithfully, passionately, and exemplarily.