Second Generation International Fellowship of Churches and Ministries is a multicultural, ministerial organization established for independent ministers, churches and ministries. Our membership is international. Our mission is to Strengthen Leaders ► Plant Churches ► Reach the World. We were established in December 2012 and recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a "tax exempt" organization, seeking Group Ruling Exemption. This means that we will soon be authorized to extend legal covering, 501(c)(3), to those churches and ministries that qualify.
There are many reasons for affiliating with an organization such as SGIF. But for the sake of space we will only mention a few here. We stand ready to assist both the seasoned and beginning minister. We are primarily established for small churches with fewer than 100 congregants. However, we are extending an invitation to individual ministers who desire to have a global reach.
Being an affiliate of the fellowship is a wonderful opportunity for small church and ministry leaders to come together and share ideas, struggles, and strategies for the continued health of our congregations.
We have a leadership academy (Gideon's Leadership Academy) which provides leadership training for all church leaders in the individual churches at no charge.
SGIF offers a reputable organization that is free of ecclesiastical and hierarchy control. We endeavor to offer the Christian Minister a sense of CREDIBILITY and ACCOUNTABILITY that lends itself to INTEGRITY.
Each member of SGIF is free to follow their own calling in God without interference from this corporate body. SGIF is multicultural and believes that each individual or group has the right to their own expression of worship as long as it is not contrary to the written Word of God. You will find members from almost every tribe and tongue associated with SGIF. There is but ONE BODY with many members.
SGIF hosts annual meetings, regional gatherings and provides fellowship, seminars and periodic printed material to better equip the Minister and to stay in touch. Our passion is to see small churches and ministries function and thrive, realizing that there are no limitations to what we can accomplish, through Christ.
I pray that you will join me, and the several other churches that have already committed.
For more information, or to request a membership package please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pastor Rodney LaBruce