International Christian Ministers Association

Who We Are

We are the International Christian Ministers Association, LLC (the ICMA). The ICMA is a ministry based on the coast of North Carolina in the USA. This ministry's goal is to ordain as many ministers as possible that are ENTHUSIASTIC about sharing the Gospel that have a call on their life. Enthusiasm is the key. Here's why; the word is derived from two Greek words: "En" which means "IN" and "theos" meaning "in God". Enthusiasm literally means God In Us!

The ICMA wants people who are filled with God and are willing to answer the call to become ordained and fulfill the Great Commission. Matthew 28:16-20

Our goal is to supply you with training, Biblical studies and prayer covering. Our Intercessory Prayer Team works 24/7 praying for ministries worldwide.

Statement of Faith

The ICMA believes the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God. 

The ICMA believes that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. 

The ICMA believes in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory. 

The ICMA believes that for the salvation of lost and sinful people, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is essential. 

The ICMA believes in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by who’s indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life. 

The ICMA believes in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation. 

The ICMA believes in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.

COVID-19

The Corona Virus

None of us were around during the Spanish Flu epidemic. But in 1918, a strain of influenza known as Spanish flu caused a global pandemic, spreading rapidly and killing indiscriminately. Young, old, sick and otherwise-healthy people all became infected, and at least 10% of patients died. 

Estimates vary on the exact number of deaths caused by the disease, but it is thought to have infected a third of the world's population and killed at least 50 million people, making it the deadliest pandemic in modern history.

Today the world is facing a virus that appears to be far more deadly. Many have speculated that this disease is a biological weapon realeased upon the earth to bring about a single economy. Others believe that it is a weapon unleashed by the Chinese government meant to topple the United States and promote China to the top spot as a nation. 

I choose to believe that there is something supernatural that is going on. As Christians we have been told that there would be a day when God will unleash a plague upon the earth. Yes, the same God who protects us, blesses us and has shown us mercy is the same God who sends disaster and pestilence. Pestilence is "promised" by God as part of His final judgement on the world. Revelation 18:8 

The word translated “pestilence” is often translated as “plague” or “disaster” in new versions of the English Bible. However, because the word is often paired with both of those, it may imply a greater devastation than mere physical disease. Pestilence incorporates any and all forms of public and mass destruction and often accompanies famine (Ezekiel 7:15) or war (Jeremiah 21:9). Jesus forewarned of pestilence when He described the end times (Luke 21:11).

Although God is the lord of any pestilence; Jesus Christ is our protection against the righteous judgments of God. For everyone who submits to the lordship of Jesus, God “canceled the record of debt that stood against us with its legal demands. This he set aside, nailing it to the cross” (Colossians 2:14). Those who are “in Christ” need never fear pestilence or any other judgment.

If you have not fully committed your life to Christ, now is the time. I do not believe that the Lord will tarry much longer.

God bless you,

Pastor Jeff Godsey

Upcoming Events

Pastor Ed Kies and our ministry team are raising funds to support multiple families in India. If you feel like you can help at this time go to our website:www. joy2india.com

 

 

Dear ICMA Member:

Believe it or not, there is more to the ICMA than just ordaining ministers! This organization is becoming a powerhouse in ministry. Our intercessory prayer teams IPT work around the clock to cover the needs of many, we have built wells for water in Liberia, aided pastors in developing nations with food and shelter, provided hi-definition cameras for a US based church seeking to expand their presence, we are in the process of building a university in North Carolina that will offer affordable Christian education and this was done through the efforts of our gracious Father and 4 full-time leaders who run the ICMA.

These things are planned and prepared by leadership and staff who are deeply committed to our becoming who it is God is calling us to be.  The ministry and mission of the ICMA take place because of the spiritual and financial gifts our members and friends choose to offer.  These are the resources that fuel our mission; and yes, it does cost real money to provide these spiritual things!

The decision to give a gift is a choice, but as a follower of Jesus, it really isn’t an option!  Based on what we have received, we are encouraged to give something – out of thanksgiving for what God has done, and as a sign of faithfulness and commitment to be a part of the good things that God is continuing to do in our world.  We have the gift of Jesus and we are invited to respond to what God has given us with generosity of our own.

To make that gift means making a decision to give something away that you might use for something else.  To do that may require choosing to not buy a fancy coffee, or deciding to carry a sack lunch into the office once a week instead of buying lunch.  The amount may seem insignificant, but did you know that gift of just $10 every week can help an orphanage keep the doors open every month, pay the power bill for an aging minister who can’t meet his bills, pay for inexpensive antibiotic treatment for a father in Pakistan who cannot afford medication or provide roofing materials for a school in Uganda. Your gift matters – it matters to you as the giver, and to the ICMA which utilizes it as a resource for mission.

As an organization, we are entering a time of discerning what we will contribute monetarily in the coming year.  The practice of exercising financial stewardship is a spiritual discipline and a way to grow our faith.  There is joy to be found in practicing generosity and it begins with a simple step of a commitment to contribute.

My prayer is that you will join us on a “Journey to Generosity”.  The gifts you give make good things happen. Thank you for being a part of it.  Challenge yourself to give in a regular and disciplined way.  I promise you won’t regret it.

“How do I give?” you might be asking. Go to www.paypal.me/icma

 

Blessings,

Pastor Jeff Godsey

President/ICMA

 

 

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I have been thinking about establishing a humanitarian project in my country and I hope one day God will help and open doors for my destiny helpers to come my way. I want to touch a life in a way God is able to make way for me. I have seen many…
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Our Purpose

Our purpose is to promote Jesus! The ICMA will ordain, equip and empower our ordained ministers to advance God's Kingdom through leadership, ministry, fundraising and missions. 

We invite ministers to unite with us and become part of our fellowship. We seek to advance Christianity via networking and the sharing of information and resources. 

We want our ministers to be effective Christian leaders. We aren't just handing out a piece of paper, we are prepping them for warfare.  We offer prayer coverings for all of our ministers.  No minister should ever feel alone.

Has God Called You?

Did you know that by answering the call and becoming an ordained minister you have been given the greatest privilege and responsibility in all the world? It's true! There is nothing like being a minister of the living God, the Sovereign Lord and Majesty of the universe. 

Hospitals, nursing homes, homeless shelters and jails often require ministers to be ordained before ministering to people. Most of the states in the USA and the majority of countries in the world require licensing in order to perform weddings, funerals, or any religious gathering. Our hope is to help you answer your "Calling".

Should I Change?

A fellow minister wrote me not long ago. He was telling me that sometimes it’s hard to reach the parishioners in his church. He likened it to “leading a horse to water but you can’t make them drink”. Another pastor wrote, “Too many "preachers" are just talking! Without the Presence and power given by a true Holy Ghost anointing, it's just words spoken and there's no power to change anything in that. But under the anointing preaching can be powerful and life-changing. I pondered these…

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The Church

I remember growing up we had a weekly schedule for church. Sunday school started at 9am and ended at 10am then there was a gathering in the fellowship hall for coffee and Kool-aid. At 11 the service began and ended promptly at noon. Sunday night there was a service, too. On…
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It is Well

Good morning, good afternoon and good evening prayer warriors.

I hope that this message finds each of you doing well. Recent events around the world have many people troubled. Will I be able to feed my family? Will I be able to pay my rent or my mortgage? Will I be able to work? These are all good questions and it is important that we remember that whatever is going on in this world our God is in control and He sees each, and every, one of us.

What is important is that we find…

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The Struggle of Being a Pastor

For years I struggled, trying to get a grasp on what exactly God wants me to do in my ministry. I can tell you that I knew where I was in my ministry was not where God wanted me to be.  I honestly felt as though the Lord was not going to give me a sign. What frustration. Things were not right, my world was not at peace, (notice I said “MY” world), it was clear to me that there was something more that I needed to be doing…but WHAT?…

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