ABOUT US

ABOUT US

In 2005 the need for international services grew. More and more immigrants and Christian who spoke a foreign language came to Utrecht. Being convinced that the Gospel is for everyone, the ICF Utrecht was founded, with services in English.

The services are open for anyone. The congregation is friendly and new visitors are warmly welcome. ‘

The service is held in English and Dutch. We also provide translation in Arabic and Farsi.

Feel welcome!

PASTOR

Pastor is ds. Jasper de Kok.

The church council is formed by two elders and two deacons:

  • Bert de Jong (elder and chairman)
  • Hamid Ahmadi (elder)
  • Leonard Walpot (deacon and contactperson)
  • Marco de Lijster (deacon)

In addition, many volunteers are active in the congregation.

Would you like to talk about faith, or other questions of life: feel free to contact us.

FAITH

We confess that we are sinful people who must and can be saved by personal faith in Jesus. He died for us on the cross and rose from the grave. Scripture tells us in 1 Timothy 2:5 and 6: “For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus, who gave Himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.”

We believe that the Holy Spirit lives in the hearts of the believers, He guides and teaches them in the way of Christ.

Read more about the Christian faith

THE CHURCH, A SAFE PLACE!

The church should be a safe place. A shelter that offers love and safety to everyone, both young and old. Yet that safety is not a given. Sexual abuse occurs within church relationships; sometimes obviously, sometimes also in a very subtle way.

Prevention of sexual abuse
Sexual abuse is a difficult subject. Yet we want to open up this subject for discussion, among others by appointing a safeguarding adviser. This adviser can play an important role in the congregation, paying attention to signals and potentially initiating discussions on the subject of (prevention of) sexual abuse. If someone in the congregation needs a confidential conversation about this subject, the safeguarding adviser can act as a first point of contact. In addition, the adviser -together with the church council- discusses possible measures to prevent abuse.

Based on that, they wrote a Safe Church Policy and a Code of Conduct for children’s and youth ministry..

Safeguarding adviser ICF
Within ICF Utrecht, Anke Plange-van Well is the safeguarding adviser. You can contact her before or after the service, by phone (06-47446854) or e-mail.

ICF Utrecht wants to express itself clearly through the appointment of this person: in Christ’s congregation there is no place for abuse in any form whatsoever. We do this in cooperation with the Meldpunt Misbruik. Together we want to ensure that our church is a safe place!

Do you have problems or questions about abuse in church relationships? Speak up and break the silence!