Who We Are
The Italy Collective (IC) exists to facilitate the development of meaningful partnerships that will enhance planting and growing gospel-centered churches throughout Italy that are characterized by:
- Theological Clarity
- Cultural Engagement
- Missional Innovation
Our Areas of Focus
1. CHURCH PLANTING
We are a single issue organization. We exist to plant gospel-centered, church-planting churches throughout Italy. Everything we do exists for this aim.
2. CHURCH GROWING
We desire to equip both new and existing churches to be healthy and sustainable. In order to do this, we must train up next-generation pastors and leaders and cultivate a culture of churches planting churches.
3. RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT/SPECIAL PROJECTS
From creating a local-church based theological residency program, to hosting sports camps, to writing and translating books and resources, to serving the needs of the poor and destitute, there is endless gospel work to be done. As we plant and grow churches, we aim to holistically meet the needs of Italy.
What Defines Us
While we believe it is vital that the elders of each of our churches determine where they stand on doctrines of second importance, we do have the following theologically-driven core values:
- Gospel centrality in all of life
- The sovereignty of God in saving sinners
- The work of the Holy Spirit for life and ministry
- The equality of male and female as well as the principle of male headship
- The local church as God’s primary mission strategy