The Iranian Church On The Way exists as a local congregation to witness to the world of God's love as revealed in His Son Jesus Christ, our crucified, risen, exalted and soon-returning King; and we live to serve our community in His same love and power, knowing He is "the same yesterday, today and forever."
Our heart is with Iran and Iranians anywhere in the world. Our ministry is to introduce the bridge of faith in Jesus Christ to all and specially Iranian in the world.
We are part of the family of the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel. We are "foursquare" in the full meaning of the word: i.e., forthright, unequivocating, solidly and boldly presenting a firm stand. Our firm stand pertains to the elements of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. In a day when a diluted message is producing deluded people, we stress a thorough going proclamation of the Word of God, emphasizing the four essential ministries of the Lord Jesus to those who will believe.
We seek to teach the Word of God and spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit, shaping and equipping our church family so that believers will be nourished and empowered to fulfill their God-ordained, created purpose and ministry. We seek to prepare people who care for one another, and who sensitively reach to our City and our World that all may be saved, being brought to a living faith in Christ as Savior and Lord.
Our mission is accomplished through keeping focus on 12 core values. The worship of God is our primary ministry, pursued with biblically motivated zeal and offered in reverence with humility, childlikeness and joyfulness.
1. Worship as Priority
Supporting Scriptures: Exodus 34:14; 2 Kings 17:36-37; 1 Chronicles 16:39; Psalm 5:7; Psalm 29:2; Psalm 99:9; Romans 12:1; Philippians 2:9- 11; Hebrews 13:15; Revelation 4:11
2. God's Word as Authority
The Word of God is our final authority and source of life-guidance, calling us to a faith-filled, obedient, godly life-style.
Supporting Scriptures: Deuteronomy 4:2; Psalm 19:7; Proverb 30:6; John 10:35; Romans 7:12; 2 Timothy 3:16; Hebrews 4:12; James 1:22-25; 2 Peter 1:21; Rev. 22:18-19
3. God's Love Bringing Wholeness
A Holy Spirit-begotten climate of God's love is that atmosphere which most readily begets living hope, fosters true health and produces practical holiness, as Jesus' Cross points us to a path of discipleship and a life free of condemnation, at rest in God's grace.
Supporting Scriptures: Psalm 31:16; Psalm 51:1; Psalm 119:88; Psalm 119:165; Proverb 10:12; Proverb 21:21; Romans 5:5-8; Romans 8:35-37; 1 Corinthians 13:8; Galatians 5:6; Galatians 5:22; Ephesians 2:4-5; Ephesians 4:14-16; Colossians 3:14; 2 Timothy 1:7; 1 Peter 4:8; 1 John 3:2; 1 John 4:17-18; Jude 1:20-21
4. Ministry to the Family
The biblically modeled family is God's foundational social and governmental unit and is to be nourished, served and preserved as such. Fundamental to this value is the sanctity of marriage, biblical sexuality and human life.
Supporting Scriptures: Genesis 2:24; Deuteronomy 4:9; Deuteronomy 30:19-20; Psalm 139; Isaiah 44:2; Matthew 19:5; Mark 10:6-8; Ephesians 4:4-6; Ephesians 5
5. Racial Harmony in God's Kingdom
Under God our Creator, ethnic diversity is respected; and under Christ our Redeemer, all humanity is invited to answer the Bible's call to the values and virtues of the Kingdom of God.
Supporting Scriptures: Acts 2:16-18; Acts 10:34; Romans 10:12-13; 1 Corinthians 1:24; 1 Corinthians 12:12-13; Galatians 3:28; Colossians 3:11
6. Unity of Christ's Body
The unity of the Church—Christ's global, many-faceted Body--is to be earnestly sought and unselfishly served, that this value for which Jesus prayed may find its answer in our attitudes and commitments.
Supporting Scriptures: Genesis 13:8; Psalm 133:1; John 17:23; Romans 12:10; Romans 15:5; Ephesians 3:14-21; Ephesians 4:3; Ephesians 4:11-13; Philippians 2:1-11; Hebrews 13:1
7. Constant Prayer unto Fruitfulness
Steadfast prayer and faithful intercession allow us to enter a partnership with God Almighty, and they are the foundational means of personal and corporate fruitfulness in life, service and ministry.
Supporting Scriptures: Psalm 50:15; Psalm 55:16-17; Psalm 91:15; Jeremiah 29:12; Jeremiah 33:3; 1 Corinthians 16:13-14 ; 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18; 1 Timothy 2:1-4; James 5:14-18
8. Spirit-Filled Witness and Service
The ministry of the Church is to be conveyed through the means of maturing believers at every age level, social status and marital state: baptized in the Holy Spirit for empowered witness and equipped in the Word and His gifts for faithful service.
Supporting Scriptures: Luke 24:48; Acts 1:8; Acts 4:33; Acts 5:32; 1 Peter 4:10; 1 John 1:2
9. Vitality of the Spiritual Language
The biblical exercise of Holy Spirit enabled supernatural utterance is vital for prayer, praise, intercession, and edification and is a desirable and an available resource for every believer.
Supporting Scriptures: Mark 16:17-18; Acts 2:3-4; Acts 19:6; Romans 8:26; Jude 1:20
10. Commitment to Spiritual Warfare
The reality of the invisible realm of spiritual conflict demands biblical confrontation through prayer and ministry with discernment and love; that the triumph of Calvary is not minimized, but applied by such means.
Supporting Scriptures: Luke 10:19-20; Romans 8:38-39; 2 Corinthians 10:3-5; Ephesians 5:15-16; Ephesians 6:10-19; 1 Tim. 1:18-19; 1 Peter 5:8-9; 1 John 4:4; Revelation 12:11
11. A Spirit of Giving and Stewardship
To live is to give—in tithes, offerings and all life's resources. We steward what we have been given of time, gifts and finances, seeing these as being from God's hand, yet as ours to obediently distribute.
Deuteronomy 15:10; Deuteronomy 26:2; 2 Chronicles 31:10; Proverbs 3:9-10; Proverbs 11:25; Proverbs 19:17; Proverbs 28:27; Malachi 3:10-11; Matthew 5:42; Mark 4:24; Luke 6:38; Luke 12:48; 2 Corinthians 9:7
12. Commitment to Sound Doctrine
We adhere to the Declaration of Faith of the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel; always living in the spirit of the maxim—In essentials, unity; in non-essentials, liberty; in all things, charity.
Supporting Scriptures: Genesis 18:19; Deuteronomy 4:9; Deuteronomy 5:1; Joshua 1:8-9; Psalm 119:32; Proverbs 4:23; 1 Timothy 6:3-6; 2 Timothy 4:3; Titus 1:9; Titus 2:1; Hebrews 12:1