Dale Bible Church
is a proud member of the IFCA
IFCA International is a Fellowship of churches and believers from around the world who are committed to biblical ministry in an effort to enhance the strength of the Church by equipping for, and encouraging toward, ministry partnerships to accomplish Great Commission objectives.
The ministry was founded 1930 in Cicero, Illinois as The Independent Fundamental Churches of America to provide fellowship, encouragement, and identification for the independent church as well as individuals of like faith. Our history is rich with an emphasis on historic fundamental doctrinal distinctives, evangelistic zeal and missionary vision. We officially changed our name in 1996 to IFCA International, reflecting the connection with our history. Today our Fellowship offers the same valuable benefits and care to a new generation of independent churches and pastors worldwide.
IFCA International provides an organizational structure to coordinate and encourage joint participation in ministry activities while at the same time guaranteeing the autonomy of congregational government. The Constitution and By-Laws of the Fellowship provide for a voluntary membership for churches, organizations and individuals. Membership is reaffirmed annually.
We have nearly 1000 associated churches in the United States and up to three times that number of associated churches in 26 countries outside the U.S. We have 1000 individual members who are pastors, missionaries, college and seminary professors, chaplains, other vocational Christian workers and laymen.
In in the United States we have 6 member colleges/Bible Colleges, 11 home mission agencies, and 9 church planting agencies in the United States. We also have eight foreign mission agencies ministering outside the U.S.
IFCA International seeks to be an ethnically blended fellowship of individuals and churches, reflecting the diversity of the Body of Christ. We are committed to working together in Biblical ministry worldwide.