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Our history

The International Church of Milan was planted by an American missionary in the late nineties. The church ceased to meet after the missionary couple returned to the States in late 2001. A handful of believer’s in Milan believed God wanted to continue the work of the church and sought new pastoral leadership in order to “replant” the church. In March 2003, the church called Jim Albright from Little Rock, Arkansas as its new pastor. In March 2004, Jim and his wife Karen arrived in Milan to begin serving the church.

Our mission

To spread a passion for the supremacy of God in all things for the joy of all peoples. We join God the Father in magnifying the supremacy of His glory through our Lord Jesus Christ, in the power of the Holy Spirit by treasuring all that God is, loving all whom He loves, praying for all His purposes, meditating on all His Word, sustained by all His grace. We delight in all that God is, all that He has done, and all that He has promised for His own. He is our treasure and our joy, for God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in Him.

Our values

In corporate worship

  1. We endeavor to promote a public worship form that communicates the supremacy of God in all of life. Our incomparably glorious God is the center of our worship. He is an all-satisfying end in Himself. “Who is like Thee, majestic in holiness, awesome in praises, working wonders?” (Exodus 15:11)
  2. Our worship is centered around the fervent, biblical, Spirit-anointed, God exalting preaching of His Word which communicates to both the intellect and the heart. Worship in spirit will be characterized by earnest, sincere, authentic, and passionate expressions of love and adoration for God. Worship in truth will be accomplished through the proclamation of the Word of God, for the glory of God. “God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.” (John 4:24)
  3. We are a singing church. “Shout joyfully to God, all the earth; Sing the glory of HIs name; Make His praise glorious.” (Psalm 66:1)

In living the spiritual life

  1. We are relentless in the pursuit of hope and joy in God. “These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may be in you, and that your joy may be made full. ” (John 15:11)
  2. We promote a growing frequency, freedom, depth and power in corporate, family and private prayer. Making prayer the visible engine of all our efforts in ministry and worship. “Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18)
  3. We promote personal Bible reading, reflection and memorization in our congregation. “Open my eyes, that I may behold wonderful things from Thy law.” (Psalm 119:18)
  4. We promote the study of sound biblical theology so that we may more deeply know and love God and that we might be mature in the faith. “And this is eternal life, that they may know Thee, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom Thou has sent.” (John 17:3)
  5. We are a humble and teachable people, always growing and being refined in our grasp of God’s truth and grace. “But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. (2 Peter 3:18a)
  6. Out of our overflowing love for Christ, we pursue extravagant obedience in all that He commands. “If you love Me, you will keep My commandments.” (John 14:15)
  7. We are committed to being generous, regular and cheerful in giving to the mission and ministries of the church. “Let each one do just as he has purposed in his heart; not grudgingly or under compulsion; for God loves a cheerful giver.” (2 Corinthians 9:7)
  8. We are rigorously honest, financially accountable and above reproach in all our dealings with each other and with those outside the church. “Pray for us, for we are sure that we have a good conscience, desiring to conduct ourselves honorably in all things.” (Hebrews 13:18)

In our life together

  1. We seek to build up one another by engaging in visible and practical ways of loving and encouraging each other. “Let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds.” (Hebrews 10:24)
  2. We demonstrate an eager openness and extend a genuine warmth to all new people and avoid cliquishness. “There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free man, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.” (Galatians 3:28)
  3. We prioritize the spiritual shepherding of the congregation by the pastor, elders and deacons of the church. “Jesus said to him again a second time, ‘Simon, son of John, do you love Me?’ He said to Him, ‘Yes Lord; you know that I love You.’ He said to him, ‘Shepherd My sheep.”
  4. We are committed to the building of strong marriages that model the relationship between Christ and the church. “Let each one among you love his own wife even as himself; and let the wife see to it that she respect her husband.” (Ephesians 5:33)
  5. We are committed to bringing up our children in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. “Train up a child in the way he should go, even when he is old he will not depart from it.” (Proverbs 22:6)

In ministry to our community and the world

  1. We are engaged in continuous evangelism. It is a part of each one of our lives. “For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes.” (Romans 1:16)
  2. We empower lay people to be salt and light at all levels of society. “Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.” (Matthew 5:16)
  3. We aggressively participate in the global task of reaching unreached people groups. “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.” (Matthew 28:19)
  4. We engage in bold, balanced, winsome confrontation of our culture’s unbiblical elements. “The Lord’s bondservant must not be quarrelsome, but be kind to all, able to teach, patient when wronged, with gentleness correcting those who are in opposition, if perhaps God may grant them repentance leading to the knowledge of the truth.” (2 Timothy 2:24-25)