Partners in Mission, Education & Ministry Resources


Because the International Council of Community Churches does not self-identify as a denomination, it has never owned or operated any mission organization, educational institution, pension or insurance board or bureaucratic structures normally associated with denominations. Also, because of limited staff throughout our history, we have been unable to produce certain resources or offer some assistance needed by our churches. 

Currently to assist our member churches/centers in common ministry and mission, the ICCC forms networking partnerships with various mission, education and ministry resources so that our churches have access to needed and appropriate resources and an opportunity for common mission.

Currently the ICCC maintains three types of these networking partnerships: Mission, Education and Ministry Resource partners:

Mission partners are mission and advocacy agencies which are engaged in meeting certain needs within the human family and developing resources to assist churches in addressing such needs.  The ICCC recommends these partners to our churches/centers for financial support and use of their resources.  Financial support of these mission partners should be sent through the ICCC office.

Education partners are higher education institutions which provide an education consistent with ICCC values.  These schools are recommended to our churches/centers for educational purposes and financial support.  Financial support of these education partners should be sent through the ICCC office.

Ministry Resource partners are businesses that can offer to our churches/centers needed resources to accomplish their ministries.

The ICCC partners are those entities who share common values of diversity, inclusion and pursing the common good of humanity.  Those partners who self-identify as Christian must be ecumenical in practice. 

Partnerships are approved by the ICCC Board of Directors and maintained through ICCC Informational Services and Outreach.  Partnerships are renewed annually, and must be re-approved by the ICCC Board of Directors every three years.

Recommendations for endorsement should be sent to ICCC, PO Box 846, Longmont, CO  80502.  Phone 815-464-5690. Email, website

World Neighbors
5600 N. May Ave., Suite 160, Oklahoma City, OK 73112-4222 
Phone: 405-752-9700 or 800-242-6387        

World Neighbors is an international development organization that works to alleviate hunger, poverty, and disease in the most isolated rural villages in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean. World Neighbors does not give away food or material aid, but takes a big-picture, holistic approach focusing on the entire community rather than on one issue. They invest in people and their communities by training and inspiring them to create their own life-changing solutions through programs in agriculture, literacy, water, health, leadership, financial management and environmental protection.  World Neighbors has found that problems and issues within a community are all interrelated and that you cannot solve one problem in isolation. Founded in 1951, World Neighbors has helped 28 million people in 45 countries to transform their lives.

Currently World Neighbors is working in Timor-Leste, Indonesia, India, Nepal, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Malawi, Burkina Faso, Mali, Bolivia, Peru, Guatemala, and Haiti. 

Church World Service
475 Riverside Dr., Suite 700
New York, NY  10115 
Phone: 212-870-2061

Church World Service is a cooperative ministry of 37 Christian denominations and communions, providing sustainable self-help, development, disaster relief, and refugee assistance around the world. The CWS mission is to eradicate hunger and poverty and to promote peace and justice at the national and international level through collaboration with partners abroad and in the US.

Education Partners

Lexington Theological Seminary
230 Lexington Green Circle, Suite 300, Lexington, KY, 40503

Phone: 859-252-0361

Lexington Theological Seminary is an accredited, graduate, theological seminary committed to Christian unity and intentionally ecumenical.  It offers the following educational opportunities to both clergy and laity to strengthen the ministry of every local church:

Continuing Education and Life-Long Learning Opportunities:
Audit Classes
WebinarsLay School of Theology
Annual Continuing Education Certificate

Certificate Programs:
Certificate in Pastoral Ministry
Certificate in African American Ministry
Certificate in Hispanic Ministries

Degree Programs:
Master of Divinity
Master in Pastoral Studies
Master of Theological Studies
Doctor of Ministry

Members of the ICCC qualify for a 30% tuition scholarship on degree programs and the Certificate in Pastoral Ministry from the seminary.  The ICCC may also grant scholarships or financial assistance for some programs and continuing education opportunities. 

Ministers and Missionaries Benefit Board (MMBB)
475 Riverside Dr., Suite 1700
New York, NY  10115 
Phone: 800-986-6222


MMBB offers a comprehensive retirement and benefits plan for ICCC pastors and other church staff that include retirement benefits, disability insurance and life insurance.   Other retirement products along with financial planning is also offered.