Washington Metropolitan Tamil Congregation (Indians For Christ Tamil Church), 34 years and growing….
A small dream, immense dedication, and diligence was what that led three individuals to plant a small seed like Indians For Christ (IFC) Tamil Church in November of 1987, which has now grown to be a robust Tamil church. The first baby steps taken, where through caroling around the Washington Metropolitan area with the intention of reaching out to Indian Tamil Christians and inspiring the older and younger generation in worshiping and glorifying God in our Tamil language, irrespective of their denominational differences
What began as a small congregation who came together to celebrate the Birth of Christ and to welcome the New Year, laid the foundation to the beginning of Indians for Christ. The Indians For Christ Tamil Church grew colossally under several leadership and dedicated members of the church. As IFC grew stronger with more families joining and participating in church services, many ministries emerged in the Indians For Christ Tamil Church to glorify the Lord.
Individuals and families volunteered and worked diligently in maturing these ministries. To name a few ministries that have grown over the years includes Sunday School Ministry, Youth Ministry, Choir Ministry, Fasting Prayer, Women’s fellowship, Bible Study, Missions Prayer, Intercessory Prayer, IFC Monthly Church Newsletter -Thiruchabai Thoothan and many more. Indians For Christ Tamil Church began the tradition of Thanksgiving/Harvest festival, Annual Retreats and Summer Picnics, Christmas concerts and Carol Rounds bringing many families together in the goodness of Christian love.
Over a period of 34 years since its onset, Indians For Christ Tamil Church continues to grow to be a mission-oriented congregation serving the Tamil-speaking Christians and non-Christian immigrant communities from India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Singapore and other parts of the world. IFC continues to vision for constructing or owning a Church building with the continued generous support and encouragement from the Indians For Christ Tamil Church congregation.
God has been faithful in guiding the IFC for the past 34 years. In the coming years, as a congregation inspired and indwelt by the Holy Spirit, we will enthusiastically endeavor to know and to fulfill God’s will for us, so that God might use us as His agents to propagate his Kingdom values.
“So neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything but only God who makes things grow”. 1 Corinthians: 3:7
கர்த்தர் யோபின் முன்னிலைமையைப் பார்க்கிலும் அவன் பின்னிலைமையை ஆசீர்வதித்தார்; பதினாலாயிரம் ஆடுகளும், ஆறாயிரம் ஒட்டகங்களும், ஆயிரம் ஏர்களும், ஆயிரம் கழுதைகளும் அவனுக்கு உண்டாயின. யோபு 42:12