The International Ministerial Congress (IMC) is the worldwide organization of the Church of God (Seventh Day).
It was established in 1978 with the purpose of uniting the international church, supporting doctrinal unity, and coordinating its evangelistic mission. It now has members in 44 nations and contacts in 100+ countries.
The IMC Annual Sabbath takes place on the first Sabbath of each November. Participants learn about the progress of the international church, have opportunity to pray for specific needs, and understand how they can be regularly involved. Congregations in every country are encouraged to generously take up an offering in order to support the IMC's work providing leadership training, mobilising missionaries, development of evangelism and discipleship materials for use in diverse cultures, church planting in regions of the world where we have opportunities, and of judiciously developing the infrastructure needed for a vibrant 21st century church in Christ.
The International Ministerial Congress throughout the world is growing. Pictured here are the faces of families, youth and elderly representing God's good work in Africa.
Praise God for His good work among us, in growth not only in numbers but also in moving closer to Jesus Christ, our Lord and Saviour. In this celebration we acknowledge His grace and providence.
As family partnering together and defined in Christ alone, the International Ministerial Congress of the Church of God (Seventh Day) celebrates this distinctiveness on the first Sabbath every November.
Thus every year the IMC Annual Sabbath in November is a day dedicated to the blessing and the work of the International Ministerial Congress of the Church of God (Seventh Day) throughout the world. It's a time of refection and reviewing all God has been doing in our midst, sharing photos and videos of baptisms, new church plants, commissioning of faithful men into service, retirement, different missions and ministries, as well as looking forward, upward and outward.
An offering is also taken up in each fellowship throughout the world in a spirit of partnership and stewardship, so that the IMC may be further and better equipped to minister among us all.
It's also a time of the year when annual reports are submitted, giving greater detail and insight into the everyday walk of faith of our brothers and sisters throughout the world.
Send us your photos or videos of church life in your area (baptisms, anniversaries, celebrations, evangelism and mission opportunities) from the past year and we would be honoured to feature them in this section of the IMC website.