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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 a Sunday service in the New Church of Delft with songs, prayers, Bible reading and explanation, and in intercultural Life Groups (home groups) and evening courses. See for more info the website of ICF-Delft. Click this to download ICF-Delft flyer. Click here to go to ICF-Delft website.

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 ⇒ IREF/ICF Sunday services in the New Church, Markt, Delft

Our joint ICF church services – a common responsibility of IREF and Immanuel church (Delft Project)- take place in the New Church, Markt 80, Delft. The services start at 12.30, on Sundays:

February 10, preacher rev. Hans-Jan Roosenbrand, on Matthew 13: 44-53 ‘Finding an unexpected treasure’

February 17, preacher rev. Niek Tramper, on Matthew 20: 1 – 16 ‘The compassionate employer’. Introduction of Anna Big Yang to her ministry; celebration Holy Communion,

February 24, guestpreacher dr. W.P Breugem ‘Erudite & Believer’ – TU Scientists & Christians on issues facing us today’.

March 3, preacher rev. Niek Tramper, on Luke 14: 7 – 24 ‘Invitation for the great banquet’.

Series of sermons January – April 2019

‘The Kingdom of heaven is at hand!’
In this and next months in ICF-Delft we want to focus again on the gospels, in particular what Jesus tells us about the coming Kingdom, and the abundance of grace manifest in it. Especially the parables of Jesus are very instructive and moving. They parables can be connected with recognizable situations in our context, and throw the full light on the deep problem of sin and on the greatness of God’s grace.

‘Erudite and Believer’
We also want to ask scientists and researchers (of TU and maybe other universities) who are professing Christians, to help us understand fundamental themes in the Bible, and to show how they combine their life as a scientist with their belief in God and Jesus. This will happen in a monthly theme-service. These will be announced in the ICF-D Newsletter. If you still have questions, or want to contribute in the theme servicee, don’t hesitate to contact us. Welcome to share your ideas!

⇒ Courses for those who want to explore more about Christian faith

⇒ Andreas course 2019

Andreas course is organized for those who are interested to learn more about Christian faith and about the Bible. It is a nice, intercultural and interactive course on Monday evenings. start 18 February, 19 hrs in the chapel of the Old Church. More info on the website www.icfdelft.nl

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

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 its 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.

⇒ 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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