And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another – and all the more as you see the Day approaching. Hebrews 10:24-25
To glorify Jesus Christ in Xiamen through learning, worship, prayer and fellowship while reaching out to our community.
Be able to serve and meet the needs of all major demographics and ethnicities living in Xiamen. To be reaching out in the foreign community, and be known by the impact He makes in our lives.
Since 1987, Christian teachers and students have been meeting in various homes in Amoy (Xiamen) for Sunday worship until the numbers became too large for their homes. Few of the early XICF pioneers, then, talked to the Yi Yuan Hotel (Seaview Hotel) and arranged to rent one of their meeting rooms. The group watched video sermons and formed small groups to pray for one another.
In 2005, we were granted legal status as a Christian Fellowship serving the expatriate community in Xiamen. The RAB (Religious Affairs Bureau) designated the Yi Yuan Hotel as our official meeting place.
In June 2011, the RAB gave us permission to move to the Gospel Church because we had out-grown the hotel auditorium and it has been our home ever since.
- Appreciate our multicultural diversity
- Atmosphere of transparency and openness in authentic relationships
- Appropriately submitting to the authorities God has placed above us
- Be a welcoming family
- We love people