Mission & Vision
Planting, developing, supporting, facilitating and connecting new Intercultural Churches in Europe.
Our goal is a multiplying movement of disciples from all ethnicities. The means to do that is planting organic intercultural communiities that could grow into bigger churches, but preferably stay flexible and easy to multiply.
As followers of Jesus, we stand on the shoulders of great heroes of the past. We admit our limitations, in awareness that we are part of a global church and stand in a history of 2000 years Christianity. That is why we want to underline our dependence on the wisdom of those who have gone before us. Our theology and ethical position is not determined by what people in our time and age think and believe in the context of a Western mindset, but it is much broader. ICP Europe confirms the Nicene Creed, the Apostles’ Creed and the Athanasian Creed. We also recognize ourselves in the Basis of Faith of the Evangelical Alliance and the New City Catechism.
Theo leads ICP Europe. For over 22 years he has been working interculturally in planting 2 intercultural churches himself, and in leading a Dutch network of 30 new intercultural church plants. Right now as a pioneer he wants to catch the opportunities of this moment. Many doors are opening towards the UK, Germany, Sweden and beyond.
Marjan is the office manager of ICP Europe. She is well equipped in intercultural church planting and organising things well. She takes care of all the management. She is also a MBTI and DISC certified trainer. Send an email to get more information on how ICP EU can help your team with MBTI or DISC.
Rieneke has always been working side by side with Theo as a couple. Her specific passion is intercultural worship, and together with a team she is coaching and equipping the new intercultural church plants, for example by this great tool; www.Songs2Serve.eu.
Rev. Paul Visser
Paul Visser has been a pastor in the Dutch Protestant Church (PKN) for many years. During those years he has been remarkable influential in helping existing churches to become more missional. Paul has a great heart for Jesus, for authentic Christianity, for the church and its mission and for people. Paul is a visionary leader who wants the church of Jesus in Europe to thrive, blossom and grow.
Rev. Dick Westerkamp
Dick Westerkamp served as a missionary in Uganda and Rwanda, teaching in a theological faculty and training pastors for the protestant churches. In 1993 he returned to the Netherlands. He became pastor of the Dutch Reformed Church of Houten from which he retired in 2018. Besides he served ICF Wageningen for 5 years in an advisory role.
Gor came originally from Armenia. As a 12 year old boy he came to Europe as a refugee. He is working as a doctor in hospital and he also teaches and preaches in many different kinds of churches.. Gor is a talented speaker. He has the gift of inspiring people to live their lives wholly for God. And he understands intercultural dynamics by the heart.
Fausto is an entrepreneur, who combines his profession with working in the vineyard. He loves to plant churches, conduct mission trips and sow the seed of the gospel wherever he can. Fausto is from Italian descent, and therefore has many practical experience in living and working interculturally.