Can I bring my Chinese friend? spouse?
Chinese regulation only allow foreign-passport holders (or someone married to a foreign-passport holder) to attend our religious services. So, sadly, you cannot invite your Chinese friend. In a married couple where at least one of the spouses has a foreign passport, the whole family can attend.
Does XICF have a children’s ministry? For what ages?
Is XICF truly international?
Indeed! Some churches are called “international” but actually they only have an international attendance, while their “DNA” is from only one specific culture. At XICF we are very intentional on having our core leadership being culturally diverse. Also, most of our sermons are designed from a multicultural perspective. We value and appreciate all nationalities and cultures. The Lord loves diversity; so we do.
Do you celebrate Eucharist?
Yes! Also known as The Lord’s Supper or Communion, we celebrate it the first Sunday of every month. All followers of Christ are welcome to join in a reverent way. Parents decide whether or not to let their children participate.
How long does a service go for and what can I expect?
A service goes for 90 minutes. You can expect worship music with a variety of music leaders, an inspiring word, encouragement and fellowship.
What time should I get to church?
10:00 am is just the right time if you would like to join us in our corporate prayer and devotion before service starts.
Can I sit anywhere?
Yes, our friendly Ushers are there to help you find a seat.
What do I have to wear, and do I have to bring anything?
Come as you are, and you can bring a Bible and notepad for taking notes if you wish. Nevertheless we project on the screens all Scripture referenced.
Do you have Bible study groups that meet during the week?
Yes! We have Small Groups that meet across our city. For more information please see our Small Groups page.
What denomination is your church?
We are an inter-denominational fellowship. This is quite different from a multi-denominational one. In a multi-denominational gathering people choose not to identify themselves with any particular denomination. At XICF you are welcome to keep your denominational identity. That means we respect and honor your denominational background (including multi-denominational!).