International Ministerial Fellowship

Serving Those Who Serve Others

Membership in IMF includes but is not limited to the following support services and information:

  1. A spiritual covering for you.
  2. Fellowship, mutual nurturing and encouragement.
  3. The Gathering magazine published four times a year contains an editorial from the President or one of our Fellowship elders, missions' report, articles on chaplain ministries, prayer, members outreach services, national or regional gatherings, legal and tax issues, retirement programs, introduction of new members, youth and family ministry, women’s ministry and networking opportunities, plus helpful information from counselors and consultants.

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MAY WE PRAY FOR YOU?

Frank Laubach wrote that prayer is the mightiest force in the world. Sir Thomas Buxton wrote, “…the value of prayer…is beyond all price.” Martin Luther wrote, “If I should neglect prayer but a single day, I should lose a great deal of the fire of faith.” John Wesley said, “God does nothing but in answer to prayer.”

Peter Kreeft, an author and professor of philosophy at Boston College, wrote, "I strongly suspect that if we saw all the difference even the tiniest of our prayers make, and all the people those little prayers were destined to affect, and all the consequences of those prayers down through the centuries, we would be so paralyzed with awe at the power of prayer that we would be unable to get up off our knees for the rest of our lives."

The apostles knew the value of prayer and they set themselves apart from the business of daily duties to give themselves to prayer and the ministry of the Word. Prayer came first. Paul wrote, “Night and day praying exceedingly.” We give ourselves continually to prayer.

IMF has the Agnes M. Masted Intercessory Prayer Group which “gives themselves continually to prayer.” Each year the Fellowship sets aside 40 days of Prayer and Fasting. Beginning in June and running through mid-July, members participate in focusing on this discipline of grace called prayer. Many volunteers will fast a day or two each week during the 40 day period. This fast is not like the fasts of other religions where you fast during the day and eat and revel in social delights during the evening. Our fasts are designed to call us closer to God in prayer and closer to His Holiness, seeking His face and a life of intimacy with Him.

May we pray for you?

IMF members may submit prayer requests via this website. (After logging in, See For Members - Submit Prayer Request on the Resourcesmenu)

A GATHERING OF GODLY AFFECTION

A periodic magazine challenging us to greater spiritual leadership, responsible management, the highest ethical standards and personal piety that we might be an example unto the flock and receive a crown that fades not away
(I Peter 5:2-4).

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