International Federation of Free Evangelical Churches

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International Federation of Free Evangelical Churches (IFFEC) is a worldwide federation of 42 national federations of evangelical free churches. The member federations predominantly originate from Europe and the Americas. IFFEC was founded in Bern in 1948.

The two largest member federations are the Evangelical Covenant Church and the Evangelical Free Church of America in the United States. The two largest European federations are in Sweden and Germany. The two largest federations in Asia are both in India, Evangelical Free Church of India,[1] Hindustani Covenant Church.[2]

The theological view of IFFEC can be considered evangelical. IFFEC is non-confessional, though the following requirements are put upon prospective member churches:[3]

They are evangelical inasmuch as their faith, doctrine and conduct are guided by the message of the Bible. The personal faith in Jesus Christ, in obedience to the Word and the Will of God, is the only condition of membership in his Church.

And:

They are churches inasmuch as Jesus Christ is present through his Word and Spirit, gathering and commissioning them and they acknowledge that all believers and only believers are members of the church.

Member Organizations[edit]

Country Organization name Internet address
Belgium Vrije Evangelische Gemeenten www.veg.be
Belgium L’association des Eglises Evangéliques Libres
Brazil Evangelical Free Church of Brazil www.cielb.org.br
Bulgaria Union of Evangelical Congregational Churches
Canada Evangelical Free Church of Canada www.efcc.ca
Czech Republic Church of Brethren www.cb.cz
Denmark Det Danske Missionsforbund www.missionsforbundet.dk
Estonia Union of Free Evangelical and Baptist Churches www.ekklesia.ee
Finland The Evangelical Free Church of Finland www.svk.fi
Finland Missionskyrkan i Finland www.missionskyrkan.fi
France Union des Eglises Evangéliques Libres www.ueel.org
Germany Bund Freier Evangelischer Gemeinden www.feg.de
Greece Free Evangelical Churches of Greece www.koinoniaeeee.gr
India Evangelical Church of Maraland www.marachristian.net
India Evangelical Free Church of India www.efci.org.in
India Hindustani Covenant Church www.hccindia.org
Netherlands Bond van Vrije Evangelische Gemeenten www.bondveg.nl
New Caledonia Eglise Evangélique Libre de Nouvelle Calédonie et des Îles Loyauté
Norway Det Norske Misjonsforbund / Mission Covenant Church of Norway www.misjonsforbundet.no
Poland Federation of Independent Evangelical Churches
Poland Evangelical Christian Church (Kosciol) www.kech.pl
Slovakia Cirkev bratská www.cb.sk
Spain Federacion de Iglesias Evangélicas Independientes de Espana (FIEIDE) www.fieide.org
Sweden Svenska Alliansmissionen www.alliansmissionen.se
Sweden Svenska Missionskyrkan / Mission Covenant Church of Sweden www.missionskyrkan.se
Switzerland Freie Evangelische Gemeinden in der Schweiz www.feg.ch
Switzerland Fédération Romande d'Eglises Evangéliques www.lafree.ch
United States Evangelical Covenant Church www.covchurch.org
United States Evangelical Free Church of America www.efca.org
Venezuela ADIEL / Asociación de Iglesias Evangélicas Libres www.adielvenezuela.com
Regional Association CIPE / Confronternidad de Iglesias del Pacto Evangélico) www.pacto.org
Associated Member Church Free Evangelical Church of Lebanon

References[edit]

  1. ^ Studio, Alienleaf. "Evangelical Free Church of India". 
  2. ^ "Hindustani Covenant Church". 
  3. ^ "IFFEC - International Federation of Free Evangelical Churches". 

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