International Christian Youthworks

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ICY is a partnership of like minded youth ministries around the world, including the US, Canada, UK and Europe, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and the Middle East who work together to provide mission, training and study opportunities for young people interested in mission and youth ministry.

Because we are both global and local we hope we can offer you the very best mission trip experience. On the one hand our international office is western based and led, while on the other, all mission trips are coordinated locally by nationals. We hope therefore to give the best of both worlds: western organization and values merging with local culture and values.

We handle many mission trip applications a year, and always want to offer a very personal care and service to all those who join our global community.
For instance your application goes first to David and Linda Isgrove, the International African Directors, who will offer you the chance to talk to them personally about the opportunities. Once on the team, you, your parents and church will be given their personal contact details, and are available to answer any questions you may have.

Find out more about ICY on the website,, or on the Facebook group ICY Africa.

Mission/Vision Statement

Mission Statement: Transforming African communities and nations by empowering young people to bring Kingdom of God values into their local settings.

Vision: (a) To raise a new generation of servant leaders of integrity who are agents for positive change and transformation in their communities and nations
(b) To see ICY Africa in every country in Africa by 2026

Process: (a) To use the Springdale Foundation’s ICY Diploma in Missional Leadership as a tool to disciple young people in character, skills, values, spiritual life & vision, who will have a passion make a difference for their communities & country.
(b) To encourage every young person involved with ICY Africa to reach others for Christ, to disciple them to disciple others

Doctrinal Statement

ICY has adopted the World Evangelical Alliance Statement of Faith, and we ask that you agree with their statement of faith, as set out below.

WE BELIEVE that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

WE BELIEVE in the deity and perfect humanity of our Lord Jesus Christ; in His virgin birth; in His sinless life; in His miracles; in His atoning death through His outpoured blood; in His bodily resurrection; in His ascension to the right hand of the Father and His personal return to power and glory.

WE BELIEVE in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.

WE BELIEVE the Bible to be inspired in its entirety by God’s Holy Spirit through human authors revealing God’s truth to humanity. It is without error in all that it affirms. Christians must therefore submit to its supreme authority.

WE BELIEVE in the personal and visible return in glory of the Lord Jesus Christ to raise the dead and bring salvation and judgement in final completion.

WE BELIEVE in the spiritual unity of believers in Christ.

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