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ORGANIZATIONAL STATEMENTS
Strategic Statements
Over the years, IFCA International has carefully crafted several key strategic statements which express in a precise manner the Mission, Vision, Purpose, Aspiration and Core Values of this organization.  In addition to the Scriptures, themselves, these strategic statements serve as touchstones for IFCA International's ministry endeavors.
Statement of Purpose
IFCA's Statement of Purpose was refined in 2009 to reflect an organizational emphasis on achieving the dual aspects of the Great Commission: Evangelism and Discipleship.  While reaffirming our aspiration of "Healthy Churches Working Together", the refined purpose statement gives definition to what we are working together to do.
Vital Signs for Healthy Churches
IFCA International has identified twenty-two characteristics that we believe are critical to the health of a local church.  We encourage churches to measure themselves by this list and stand ready to serve the church in its efforts to strengthen areas that may be lacking.
Standing Firm, But Not Alone
Standing firm does not require that a local church or individual must stand alone. IFCA International provides an arena for independent churches, individuals and organizations to participate in the common cause of advancing biblical Christianity. In that endeavor, IFCA International is guided by the foundational principles presented in this document.
ORGANIZATIONAL DOCUMENTS
IFCA Statement of Faith
This document contains the entire statement of IFCA International's doctrinal position.
Constitution & ByLaws
This document contains the IFCA International Constitution & ByLaws, including the Statement of Faith.
CONVENTION RESOLUTIONS
At each IFCA International Annual Convention the delegates pass resolutions expressing their consensus on issues of the day. In this way they inform our Fellowship and alert us to theological, ecclesiastical, and cultural trends. We give and receive information and then pass resolutions to help solidify our position concerning the issues.

Resolutions represent the sense of those delegates who attend and vote at the specific Convention. It is important to note that the conclusions reached by Convention delegates do not rise to the same level as the IFCA International Doctrinal Statement, Constitution and By-Laws (which demand agreement by all members of IFCA International). Total agreement with all the resolutions is not required of IFCA members.

Although resolutions are non-binding statements of a given set of past convention delegates, they do provide a good sense of our history. We hope that by reading them, you are better able to understand IFCA International.
POSITIONAL STATEMENTS
The Nature of Saving Faith
In an effort to clearly state IFCA International's position on the nature of saving faith, a group of scholars was commissioned in 1990 to meet for the purpose of creating a position statement. This statement was adopted by the IFCA Executive Committee (Board of Directors) and was affirmed by 93% of the individual members participating in a straw poll.
What Is An Independent Local Church?
Throughout history there have been independent local churches free from outside control, dependent simply upon the Lord Jesus as the Head, the Holy Spirit as the Power, and the Bible as the Guide. The churches established by the First Century Apostles of Christ began as independent local churches.  What does an independent local church look like?  How does it operate today?
Biblical Separation
Excerpt from the book "On the Level".  This book was written by Richard I. Gregory, former Executive Director of IFCA International and his son Richard W. Gregory, member of the IFCA International Board of Directors.  It was written to help believers understand the varying levels of relationships within the Body of Christ, each with differing responsibilities as they relate to separation.
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