INTERNATIONAL EXPANSION PLANS
ICM will have the highest potential to make significant and lasting impact in low-income contexts that are similar to that of the Philippines where ICM currently works.
ICM also believes that the local church is the most effective support system to deliver holistic sustainable change to those in ultrapoverty.
Within these parameters, the ICM Expansion Fund will support the identification and engagement of potential partners in other countries to bring ICM’s proven solutions to hundreds of thousands of families living in ultrapoverty around the world.
The ICM Expansion Fund envisions the development of four levels of engagement with potential local partners serving the poor in other countries.
1) Local Partner Empowerment
Leveraging established local partnerships (church networks and nonprofits) to distribute evidence-based solutions for identified physical and spiritual needs (for example, mosquito nets, deworming medication, anti-malnutrition food, Bibles).
2) Ministry Impact Measurement
Developing transferable, practical tools and training materials to equip local ministries serving those in ultrapoverty to measure and better understand their impact.
3) Pastor Training
Adapting the ICM Thrive Network model to new geographies to provide a system for ministry training and theological empowerment for pastors in identified regions.
4) Transform Pilots
Piloting ICM’s flagship program, Transform, in partnership with local church networks in identified regions (including unreached areas of the Philippines), with appropriate contextualized adaptations.
ICM Expansion Team
Dale Sutherland, former Lead Pastor of McLean Bible Church in Virginia has recently joined ICM with the vision of taking ICM’s strategies to the ultrapoor in other countries. Dale, as President of ICM USA, will be building a team of advisors to work with him on this exciting initiative.
Thank you for considering a donation to support this exciting vision.
Local Partner Empowerment
Distributes evidence-based solutions for identified physical and spiritual needs through pre-existing networks and ministries. Some examples include: mosquito nets, deworming medication, anti-malnutrition food, and Bibles,
Ministry Impact Measurement
Develops transferable, practical tools and training materials to equip local ministries serving those in ultrapoverty.
Adapts the ICM Thrive Network model to new and different geographies. This will provide a system for ministry training and theological empowerment for pastors.
Launches contextually adapted Transform pilots in partnerships with local church networks in new and unreached regions.
If you are interested, we have great opportunities for volunteers in our offices and at our events. Wherever you are in the world, we would love to hear from you and get you involved.