From Everywhere, in Zurich, for Zurich and the World
Since April 30, 1961, IPC has been a community of Protestant Christians seeking to provide fellowship and support for English-speaking Christians living in Zurich and other parts of Switzerland. We are non-denominational, international and self-supporting. Our members and guests come from six continents and many nations. We come together to experience God's love in Christ, to grow in love and care for one another, and to bring God's love, in word and deed, to our city, to Switzerland, and to the world.
We’d love to welcome you to one of our worship services, Home Groups, or other activities.
Though we are a self-supporting and self-governing congregation, we are officially recognized by the Evangelical Reformed Church of the Canton of Zurich. We partner with it in ministry from time to time. Also, though we come from different Christian backgrounds, our church life is within the framework of the Reformed tradition which emphasizes the Lordship of Jesus Christ and the authority of the Holy Scriptures [the Bible].
- UP: A church moves up as it seeks to grow in the grace and knowledge of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. (2 Peter 3:18) Upward growth is expressed in a growing corporate and individual zeal for worship, the Scriptures, prayer, and obedience.
- IN: As a family that is being knit together in love (Colossians 2:2), healthy churches move in with intentional Christian fellowship. Inward growth happens as a church engages faithfully and joyfully in the New Testament's dozens of "one another" commands.
- OUT: A church goes out by diligently seeking the peace and prosperity of its host city. (Jeremiah 29:7) Outward growth means the church, corporately and individually, identifies the neighbors it is called to serve, and pursues concrete practices of neighborliness. (Luke 10:25)
Using this framework gives IPC an opportunity to better understand the Bible's teaching on church life, to discern our church's strengths and challenges, and to respond to God's calling with fresh courage and passion.
*Up, In, Out is an framework developed by Mike Breen.
Our congregation has made the following statement as an effort to pursue "the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace" (Ephesians 4:3).
"Recognizing full liberty of individual interpretation, and taking cognizance of the various statements of faith under which its members may have made their professions, we, the members of this church, associate ourselves with all who follow Jesus, and promise to work with one another in this church to further its Christian testimony through worship and in service, supporting its efforts as best we are able.
"We humbly repent of all the selfishness that is in us and of the wrongs that we have done and trusting in God's love to forgive, guide and strengthen us, hereby propose to love Him with all our heart and mind and strength, and our neighbors as ourselves. We resolve to follow the Biblical injunction to do justly, to love mercy and to walk humbly with our God; to take Jesus Christ as Savior and Master, His Spirit as our spirit, and His way of life as ours.
"We promise to pray, to work and, if need be, to suffer for the realization of righteousness and freedom, and to seek as God's children to fulfill together our common calling to the glory of the one God."
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