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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 weekly Bible studies and prayer meetings. Every Sunday afternoon at 12.15, you are welcome to attend the Sunday service. If you want to contact us, send an email to so that we can reply you in proper way. God bless you!

Since September 4, 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). The services start at 12.15.

Sunday 10th of September, preacher: pastor Niek Tramper on Genesis 39. ‘Coping with temptation’ 

Sunday 17th of September, preacher: pastor Hans-Jan Roosenbrand on Genesis 40.  ‘What do dreams tell us?’ 

Sunday 24th of September, preacher: pastor Simon van der Lugt about ‘Relationships in the light of the Gospel’:  ‘Love relationships’ 

Nobody is free of temptation. We live in a world full of invitations. Advertisements cry to us: ‘love me, taste me, buy me, own me…and you will be lucky’. Plenty promises of happiness and freedom around. How do we deal with that? How can we avoid the danger of giving way to all kinds of ‘small ambitions’ while losing our ‘big dream’?

The promise of sex. Sexuality is one of these promises. It can be a nice present in an intimate covenant relationship, but it can also be a killing tiger outside such a relationship. How do you cope with it in a new environment, when you feel lonely and you search for intimacy?

Dealing with undesirable desires. In ICF-Delft we have started a series of sermons about the life of Joseph, the son of Jacob. Joseph was invited to exploit his full freedom in a sexual relationship with the wife of his boss (Genesis 39). What made him to withstand?Joseph’s story brings interesting lessons about dealing with undesirable desires and discern between what we may welcome as a gift from God and what might kill us in the end if we yield to it.

Hear more in the services of coming Sundays, 10, 17 and 24 September in ICF-Delft, Génestet church, Oude Delft 102.

⇒ Theme sermons about relationships 

In the sermons on the life of Joseph we will focus often at relational issues. They are interchanged with special theme sermons on ‘Relationships in the light of the Gospel’. In these sermons we deal with family relationships, friendships, marriage and education, but also being a single. Theme sermons are planned on 24 Sept. ‘Love relationships’; 29 Oct (‘Being a single’); 5 Nov (‘Family relationships and education’); 24 Dec. (‘Relationships in study and work’).

⇒ Andreas course 2017 

The Andreascourse 2017 welcomed 27 participants from many different religious and cultural backgrounds. Several participants continued in following a catechism class preparing for baptism. Andreascourse will return, probably in February 2018. More information about the content of the course can be found in here.

⇒ 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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