Our Global Family

In recent years, we have had the privilege and pleasure of journeying together with church leaders all over the world. Our goal is to help leaders build missional churches that can change society by making disciples who make disciples in the power of the Holy Spirit. We believe that each church has everything it needs to fulfill the Great Commission of Christ (Matthew 28:18-20). We want to find the gold in each one and help equip leaders to use what God has given them.

Here is an overview of the countries where we have extended family members with whom we cooperate. In addition to the countries that are listed here, there are other countries in Asia and Africa that we cannot mention because followers of Christ we work with are in danger of persecution.

Norway

The Agenda1 movement started in Norway in 2009 at the IMI Church in Stavanger. IMI Church is based in Stavanger and has planted churches in Tananger, Sandnes, Arendal, Tvedestrand and Oslo. imikirken.no

The movement that has grown out of IMI church includes:

  • Impuls: youth movement impulsweb.no
  • Godhet: movement of missional goodness godhet.no
  • ACTA Bible School: discipleship, worship, healing, prophecy actabibelskole.no/en
  • IMI Institutt: theology, mission and leadership imiinstitutt.no
  • KF school (Grades 1 to 10) kfskolen.no
  • IMI International/Agenda1: extensive ministry in Thailand and Cambodia and helping thousands of leaders in Europe, Asia, Africa and North America to build missional churches that change the world. imiinternasjonal.com

Today we arrange Learning Communities or plan to start LC’s in these locations throughout Norway: 

  • Tromsø
  • Finnsnes
  • Trøndelag
  • Møre og Romsdal
  • Hordaland
  • Sunnhordaland
  • Karmøy
  • Jørpeland
  • Stavanger
  • Sandnes
  • Jæren
  • Sørlandet
  • Aust-Agder
  • Tønsberg
  • Oslo
For more information, contact:

Kjartan Sørheim, kjartan@imikirken.no

Anne Kristin Bruns, anne.kristin@imikirken.no

Finland

The first Agenda1 Learning Community started in Helsinki in 2017 with churches from several parts of Finland representing the Finnish Lutheran Church and other denominations, both Finnish and Swedish speaking churches. Petrus forsamling, petrusforsamling.net has been the host church.  

We plan to arrange a taster event in October 2019 and start a new LC in the beginning of 2020.

For more information, contact:

Benjamin Sandell, benjamin.sandell@evl.fi

Thailand

IMI church has been leading ministry for church leaders in many parts of Thailand through the Thailand Christian Network (TCN). The ministry began with the commissioning of two missionary families in 2005.

Today the movement we lead in Thailand includes:

  • Impuls: youth movement
  • Thailand Christian Leaders Network (TCLN)
  • ACTA-houses: resident discipleship training
  • Agenda1: Learning Communities for church leadership teams in different provinces 

We lead Agenda1 Learning Communities in these areas:

  • Mukdahan
  • Buriram
  • Ubon
  • Amnat Charoen
  • Bangkok
  • Mae Hong Son
  • Chiang Rai

See www.facebook.com/TCNFoundation

For more information, contact Kjartan Sørheim, kjartan@imikirken.no

Cambodia

Since 2006 we have been working with churches from all the provinces in Cambodia to help them lead their own sustainable growth. IMI Church cooperates with Normisjon, a Norwegian Missionary Society.

Today the movement we lead in Cambodia includes:

  • Leadership training: training days twice a year in each province
  • Goodness and evangelizing campaigns: yearly campaigns organized and followed up in connection with local pastors’ networks
  • Evangelists: supporting evangelists to plant house churches
  • Impuls: youth movement
  • Agenda1: Learning Communities for church leadership teams in different provinces

We lead Agenda1 Learning Communities in these provinces:

  • Pursat
  • Kampong Chhnang
  • Banteay Meanchey
  • Kampot
  • Tboung Khmom
  • Svay Rieng

For more information, contact Terje Høyland, terje@imikirken.no

The Philippines

In the Philippines, we work closely together with our family in Destiny Ministries, led by Paul Yadao: destinylosbanos.com.

They are based in Los Baños, but plant churches and do ministry in different parts of the country. They have sent out many missionaries and church planters throughout the world.

Destiny Ministries is leading Agenda1 Learning Communities in these areas:

  • Los Baños
  • Mindanao

For more information, contact Verge Ascabano, verg98@gmail.com

Nepal

In Nepal, we cooperate with a national network of churches affiliated with Assemblies of God. We lead a Learning Community for church leaders from nine provinces.

For more information, contact John Arve Lunde, ja@familiekirken.no

Cuba

Agenda1 in Cuba is led by a pastor from the Lutheran Church IEU (Iglesia Evangelica Unida) in Santiago. They gather leaders from 18 churches representing 8 denominations. This ministry is part of a cooperation that Normisjon has had with Christians in Cuba for more than 40 years.

For more information, contact Thomas Thesen, thomas.thesen@normisjon.no

USA

In the fall of 2019, we plan to start a Learning Community for church leaders from Boulder, Colorado. We are considering starting more Learning Communities in other parts of the country.

For more information, contact Steve Bruns, steve@imikirken.no