city-lights.org is a website we have set up for the 3.11 24 hour prayer events. It is also a great resource to find the Christian churches and organizations united in providing support and aid to the people of the Ishinomaki area. Updating this website with photos for each church/organization is a project for one of our interns this summer.
This area of ICC is varied in the way it is carried out, but the overall goal is to serve the Christian groups and churches in the Ishinomaki area. This is done in four different, key ways:
- Networking: ICC provides opportunities for ministries to network and share updates with one another through a monthly meeting called Ishinomaki Network Meeting.
- Spiritual refreshement: ICC provides a space in which the ministries gather and pray together, lifting each ministry up along with the city of Ishinomaki.
- Growth: ICC meets one-on-one with leaders from the different groups periodically throughout the year to understand the various, current needs of each group. This provides ICC with concrete ways to support growth in the ministries.
- Corporate gatherings: Yearly, ICC coordinates city-wide gatherings for the church and community. Two main events are the Ishinomaki Gospel Festival and the 3.11 memorial. ICC is also behind the Ishinomaki Operation Christmas Child initiative in the city.
The Ishinomaki Ministry Network focuses on strengthening the unity of Christians working in Ishinomaki. Once a month, ICC helps organize a meeting that brings together at least one representative of each local Christian group that makes up the Ishinomaki Ministry Network. These representatives include pastors, missionaries, and Christian development and recovery workers. A different organization hosts the meeting each time. This gathering provides a space for all participating representatives to learn about what each group is doing and experiencing, so … Read More