Short History of JICF

We are a vibrant group of all ages and from different nations who want to grow and serve God.

JICF English service started more like taking care of the foreigners and in between there were regular meetings and it was more like a social group or friends get together discussing and praying.

From 2009 onwards the group started to have regular church services in English as to serve the International students and build the English-speaking congregation for foreigners as Jyväskylä is a Student city. Later, we started collecting offerings and doing all the official things there as baby blessings, water baptism and blessing the church members.

The strategy is to build a strong Christian community) of the church is to have the church services in 2 languages Finnish and in English, and then bible studies and cell groups in as many languages where there is a need. Currently, we are also planning to develop Evening service in duel language in order to build unity in diversity if possible. Hopefully we can give a start after moving to the new church building.

Throughout all this the most important thing to us is to build relationships between people and exampling our Lord Jesus Christ to learn how to love others like we love ourselves. We therefore hope that you find our church to be a warm home. We love to meet and welcome new people in our midst. We’re here to talk – about anything that you want to talk about. Feel free to get in touch with any of the church’s pastors or staff. You’ll find contact details from the address or