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World Sectors

From Jerusalem to Rome, From Boston to Moscow – Revolution Through Restoration Part 1 – Kip McKean, 1992

In 1988 after much prayer, fasting, studying the Word and talking with my closest brothers, I came to the conviction that I needed to focus my ministry on “a few men” (Exodus 18:13-27; 2 Samuel 23:8-39; Luke 6:12-16). I considered crucial qualities such as their relationship with God, the impact of their ministries, and whether they had dynamic, spiritual wives and great marriages. After all, a church will never rise above the spirituality of its leadership (Luke 6:39,40). Also, since leadership in God’s movement is by relationship, I felt one of the primary requirements for the “focused few” would be that I had personally trained and discipled them.

After a final all-night of prayer, I selected the following brothers to focus my energies upon and gave each a geographical field in the world, so that through a collective effort the world would be evangelized in this generation. I called them World Sector Leaders. (emphasis added, notice how little God is  mentioned)

Most of these World Sectors were incorporated and filed as 501(c)(3) corporations.  ICOCinvestigation.com is currently developing a profile on each World Sector.  If anyone would like to contribute information or labor to this process, please contact us.

The World Sectors were:

On February 7, 2006, Andy Fleming released the Missions Support Report for ICOC Fellowship of Churches.  This document gives an update on the current status of missions support among the ICOC.  It also establishes that mission societies are now acting as the original world sectors in collecting and distributing money to third world countries.

According to Fleming,

“In 1992, another corporate entity was created as an umbrella organization for the established World Sectors and was called “the International Churches of Christ” (ICOC) which resulted in the following organizational paradigm:  individual supporting congregations were charter members of the World Sector organizations, and all the World Sectors were charter members of the ICOC.  Financially, the World Sectors (and the ICOC organization) were supported through revenue from annual special contributions from the supporting congregations. This background information is important since the coordination of our worldwide mission efforts was being directed through the World Sector organizations, and destabilization of those organizations would also have a direct effect on the stability of our mission efforts.”

“In November 2002 at an International Leaders meeting in Long Beach, the World Sector Leaders announced the dissolution of the World Sector Leader Group (which also functioned as the ICOC Ecclesiastical Council), to allow for the reformation of a new worldwide leadership structure within the ICOC. To make the next step in this process, it was also decided to schedule a “transitional” council meeting for May 2003 in order to discuss the principles for defining a representative leadership group in place of the former World Sector Leaders group.”

In 2006 Mission Societies now replace the World Sectors

Missions Support Report for ICOC Fellowship of Churches

ACES World Sector, Inc. – has been replaced with one Mission Society located in South Africa called the African Mission Fund – comprised of 12 former ACES congregations and a number of former regions of the Atlanta congregation

  1. NYC Church
  2. Triangle Church
  3. The Charlotte Church
  4. Columbia Church of Christ
  5. San Antonio International Church of Christ
  6. The Fayetteville Church
  7. Central New York Church of Christ
  8. Charleston Church of Christ
  9. The Chattanooga Church of Christ
  10. Greenville Church of Christ
  11. Buffalo Church of Christ

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British Commonwealth World Sector Corporation – has been replaced with 12 church pairings:

  1. Indianapolis/Fort Wayne, IN (INDIA – Bombay Group)
  2. Baltimore/Montgomery, ML (INDIA – Bangalore Group)
  3. Detroit/Grand Rapids, MI (INDIA – Cochin Group, PAPUA NEW GUINEA)
  4. Philadelphia, PA (INDIA – Delhi Group, Calcutta Group)
  5. Charlottesville/Norfolk/Richmond, VI (INDIA – Hyderabad, Madras, Colombo, Pondy, Trichy)
  6. Washingon DC (FIJI)
  7. Newark, DE (INDONESIA – Yogyyakarta)
  8. Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Toledo, OH (INDONESIA – Jakarta)
  9. Harrisburg, PA; Singapore, SINGAPORE (INDONESIA / MALAYSIA – Bali, Lapung, Nias, Kuala Lumpur)
  10. Pittsburg, PA (MALAYSA – Johor Bahru, Kota Kinabalu, Penang)
  11. Virginia, Northern VA (INDONESIA – Bandung, Bogor, Surabaya, Menado, Botam, Medan)
  12. Melbourne, AUSTRALIA; Sydney, AUSTRALIA; Brisbane, AUSTRALIA (PAPUA NEW GUNEA)

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Central and South American World Sector, Inc. – has been replaced with two Mission Societies and a congregational pairing.

Mexico & Central America Missions – in Irvine, CA

  1. AMS region of LA ICOC
  2. East region of LA ICOC
  3. Orange County region of LA ICOC
  4. South region of LA ICOC

Florida Missions Council – in Miami, FL

  1. South Florida Church of Christ
  2. The Orlando Church
  3. The Tallahassee Church
  4. Jacksonville Church of Christ
  5. Tampa Bay Church
  6. Gainesville Christian Church
  7. Ft. Myers-Naples Church
  8. Nashville Church of Christ
  9. Lexington Church (Lexington, KY)

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China World Sector, Inc. -has been replaced with a single Mission Society called the Crouching Tiger Fund in Chicago, IL

  1. Seattle WA
  2. Spokane WA
  3. Boise ID
  4. Missoula, MO
  5. Anchorage, AK
  6. Hong Kong, HONG KONG
  7. Taipei, TAIWAN
  8. Vancouver, BC CANADA
  9. Calgary, AL CANADA
  10. Edmonton, AL CANADA

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Middle East World Sector

  1. West region of LA ICOC
  2. Inland Empire region of LA ICOC

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New England/European Missions Society – has been replaced with a Mission Society – the International Missions Society

  1. Boston Church of Christ
  2. Groton/New London International Church of Christ
  3. Hartford Church of Christ
  4. Springfield Church of Christ (MA)
  5. Worcester County Church of CHrist
  6. Rhode Island Church of Christ
  7. Granite State Church of Christ
  8. Burlington Church of Christ
  9. Portland (Maine) Church of Christ

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Northern Federation World Sector – has been replaced with two Mission Societies:

The Baltic-Nordic Missions Alliance in Milwaukee, WI

  1. Central region of LA ICOC
  2. North region of LA ICOC
  3. Antelope Valley Church of Christ
  4. Milwaukee Church of Christ

The Eurasian Mission Society in Chicago, IL

  1. Central region of LA ICOC
  2. North region of LA ICOC
  3. Chicago Church of Christ
  4. Dallas Fort Worth Church of Christ
  5. Greater Houston Church
  6. St. Louis Church of Christ
  7. Toronto Church of Christ
  8. Wichita Church of Christ
  9. Madison Church of Christ
  10. Oklahoma City International Church of Christ
  11. Kansas City Church of Christ
  12. Springfield Church of Christ (IL)
  13. Columbia Church of Christ
  14. Bloomington Church of Christ
  15. Springfield International Church of Christ (MO)
  16. Lawrence Church of Christ
  17. College Station Church of Christ

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Pacific Rim World Sector – has been replaced with the following congregational pairings:

  1. Denver, Colorado Springs, Cheyenne (Thailand, Laos, Vietnam)
  2. Japan family of churches (Cambodia)
  3. Hawaii family of churches (Mongolia, Myamar, Philippines)
  4. Phoenix, Las Vegas, Colorado Springs, Denver (Philippines)

 

2009 ICOC International Missions Break Down from ICOCHotNews.com

 

High Resolution screen capture from video and pdf of spreadsheet.

 

 

 

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