International Community Church Ghent

Our mission

Welcome the the International Community Church in Ghent, where our doors are wide open to people from all backgrounds. We hope that you will soon join us for our Sunday worship service to see for yourself more what we are about. Through contemporary music and relevant messages, we present the ageless truths of the Bible in a format that is easy to understand, even if you have never been to church before.

This International Community was born out of a desire to create a spiritual home for local as well as international people.

Worship service

We meet every Sunday evening from 17:00 to 18:30. During the worship service we want to reflect upon our relationship with the Lord, come in His presence and worship Him for who He is and what He has done.

The Lord's supper (usually) takes place every first Sunday of the month.

New Community Groups

The "new community" groups are small communities of six to twelve people. They meet every two weeks in homes throughout the city. Based on the model of the early Christian Church, they are the basic units of a distinctive Gospel Community life in the city. Community groups are the primary place where the Gospel is experienced and applied to real life issues and are the heart of our pastoral care network.

Each group meets with the expectation of experiencing the presence of Christ and His ability to transform and renew lives. Our groups have a rich and broad agenda. They are more than just Bible study group! They include prayer, worship, fellowship, sharing of what God is doing in our lives, spiritual nurture, accountability and a lively participation in the ongoing mission of the Church.

Special events

Hospitality (literally 'love for strangers') is compassion of the highest order for God's people. Open House takes place a couple of times throughout the year on a Saturday afternoon or evening at the home of one of our members. It is meant to be an informal time to get to know each other and integrate new people.

The beginning of the academic year, christmas, easter and pentecost are moments of celebration. On these Special Sundays the worship service is followed by an international buffet prepared by our members. Invite your friends and family for a taste of the world!

How to get to church

The church is at the lights, across from St. Lucas hospital. It is a modern church building, situated between a row of houses.

Tram 4 is probably one of the easiest ways to come to church. From Gent-Sint-Pieters station or Rabot, travel in the direction of Moscou. From Korenmarkt or Zuid go in the direction of Gent-Sint-Pieters station. Get off at Spaarstraat. Many buses also stop here, for example bus 5 connects church with the student neighbourhood (Overpoort/Heuvelpoort). Visit the website of De Lijn for more information and time tables.