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Welcome to IREF Delft               

We are a Christian fellowship of Reformed/Evangelical nature in Delft, The Netherlands. Our teaching is Bible centered, our mission is to preach the Gospel (Good News) of Jesus Christ. We want to bring together people from different cultures and nationalities who want to worship the living God and want to know more about Him. We do this in song, prayer, Bible reading and explanation, and in (bi-) weekly Bible studies and prayer meetings in home groups (Life Groups). See for home groups the website of ICF-Delft. Every Sunday afternoon at 12.30, you are welcome to attend the Sunday service. If you want to contact us, send an email to irefdelft@gmail.com so that we can reply you in proper way. God bless you!

Since September 2016 ICF-Delft Sunday services have started (see the announcement below). Click this to download ICF-Delft flyer. Click here to go to ICF-Delft website.

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 ⇒ IREF/ICF Sunday services in Génestet church, Oude Delft 102

Our joint ICF church services – a common responsibility of IREF and Immanuel church (Delft Project)- take place in the Génestet church, Oude Delft 102 – just 200 meters from the Old Church (south bound), but from 21 October in the New Church in Delft. The services start at 12.30, on Sundays:

October 14 , preacher rev. Hans-Jan Roosenbrand, on Daniel 5 ‘Dealing with indifference’  in Génestet Church, Also celebration of Holy Communion

October 21, preacher rev. Niek Tramper, on Daniel 6, ‘Those who want serve God face opposition’ Special service, first service in the New Church (see announcement below)

⇒ IREF/ICF-Delft moves to the New Church, Markt, Delft

Starting with Sunday 21 st of October 2018 the International Church ICF-Delft will have its services in the New Church, Markt, Delft.

ICF-Delft is happy to invite you to celebrate the start with us in the service of 21 October, at 12 hrs 30. After the service there is time for meeting one another with coffee, tea and more.

Since the change of the Millennium the Reformed Church of Delft made a beginning with services in English and International Reformed Evangelical Fellowship (IREF) was established. Since 2003 rev. Niek Tramper was installed as the first pastor, with a special duty for the ministry of IREF. In 2016 a growing cooperation with the Reformed (Vrijgemaakt Gereformeerde) Immanuelchurch led to the formation of International Christian Fellowship (ICF) – Delft. Congregation members and guests come form all possible parts of the world. The church welcomes many Master and PhD students

In the beginning services were held in the chapel of the Old Church in Delft. The congregation enjoys a steady growth and moved to the Génestetchurch later on. We are glad that services will take place in the New Church in Delft, where we have more space for special services like baptism and Holy Communion services.

ICF-Delft loves to continue it s function of a hospitable church, especially for internationals. Tourists form abroad are not able to visit the church on Sundays, However, we can offer them a service in English, as well as a pastoral encounter, prayer and fellowship.

⇒ Follow up Andreas course 2018: ‘Follow Me’ (short course for those who want to explore more about Christian faith, including baptism)

After the Andreascourse that finished in spring, we started a follow up course of those who were interested to explore Christian faith further and might consider preparing for baptism. Seven participated and on 23 September four were baptized after having confessed their faith in Jesus. We will continue with a discipleship course mid October.  

⇒ Start Alpha course 2018 ‘There is more between heaven and earth?’

On 17th of September we started another Alpha course for those who are interested to learn more about Christian faith. The course takes place every Monday at 19 hrs in the Chapel of Old Church (starting with a meal). More info: see the website www.icfdelft.nl

⇒ Wait, pray and work for the breakthrough of God’s kingdom 

We continue to wait, pray and work for the breakthrough of God’s Kingdom in a world that is shaken by distress and fear at one hand, and egoistic powerplays and greed at the other hand. At the same time there are so many beautiful testimonies of people and churches who serve in places of need, in refugee camps or in city centers, in places hit by poverty or in the proud world of the university. In the IREF/ICF-Delft fellowship we continue to pray and work for the people far from home, whether they are afflicted by war and terrorist attacks or they search for success and future in studying in a foreign country. 

 ⇒ Nobody can take our freedom… is that true?

Five years a devastating war rages in Syria, one that has gone far beyond the borders of the country. Islamic State has shown its cruel face to the world. The media confronts us with unceasing suffering of innocent people, not in the last place Christians. Brute fundamentalists, who abuse the name of God kill them, plunder their houses, destroy their churches, rape their wives and daughters…. Click here to read more. 

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