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Declaration of Identity, Purpose and Guidelines


NAME: KOLDING INTERNATIONAL CONGREGATION


IDENTITY AND PURPOSE

Kolding International Congregation (KIC) is an ecumenical fellowship of Christians, confessing Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, and carrying out the Christian ministry of love and reconciliation. It is a fellowship of believers from different countries of origin and representing a wide spectrum of church traditions and cultures.


Believing in Jesus and keeping the commitment to share the gospel, KIC provides activities which can help nurture the members and those interested in the Christian faith. This fellowship further reaches out to others who belong to other living faiths, convinced that the gospel is for all peoples and generations.


Activities like worship, Bible studies, religious dialogues and other meetings for common inspiration, understanding and learning are offered to everybody.


KIC is part of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Denmark with office and venue of worship in Simon Peters Church, Islandsvej 12, 6000 Kolding. As a recognized church community within the Danish Lutheran Church, it avails the support and cooperation of the local churches within the Kolding Deanery.


Participation

  • Fellowship is open to all who are interested in the Kolding International Community
  • The baptism of adults in their church of worship is recognized as valid.
  • Everyone is welcome to join in the common worship and participate in group committees with tasks, pursuant to KIC’s identity and purpose.
  • Members of the Danish Evangelical Lutheran Church pay 1% Church Tax from their income, and there are some who follow the practice of tithing, however, there is no limit in giving to the ministry of this congregation.

General Assembly

  • KIC holds a General Assembly, an annual meeting, which gives everyone a chance to participate in  reflecting on, evaluating and planning for the church’s life and ministry.
  • The General Assembly is held every September, on the Sunday before, or after, Simon Peter’s Church’s birthday celebration.
  • The General Assembly votes for acceptance of this document, and further includes:

reports from the Chairman, Priest and Cross-cultural Worker

election of Church Committee members

creation of different working groups for example: worship, mission, brunch, bible study, visiting team, children’s ministry, intercessory prayer group, etc.

  • The General Assembly elects the members of the Church Committee.
  • Election to the Church Committee, and other working committees, is for two years, or a maximum of 4 years (the chairman and one member on alternate years to the Secretary and one member); and the further appointment/ election of supplementary members, if necessary.

  • The Church Committee comprises: The Pastor – obligatory, the Cross-Cultural Worker – obligatory, chairman, secretary and two members
  • The Church Council of Simon Peters Kirke has a representative present at KIC’s General Assembly.

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Last Updated on Friday, 17 February 2012 23:16