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.


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
Belgium L’association des Eglises Evangéliques Libres
Brazil Evangelical Free Church of Brazil
Bulgaria Union of Evangelical Congregational Churches
Canada Evangelical Free Church of Canada
Czech Republic Church of Brethren
Denmark Det Danske Missionsforbund
Estonia Union of Free Evangelical and Baptist Churches
Finland The Evangelical Free Church of Finland
Finland Missionskyrkan i Finland
France Union des Eglises Evangéliques Libres
Germany Bund Freier Evangelischer Gemeinden
Greece Free Evangelical Churches of Greece
India Evangelical Church of Maraland
India Evangelical Free Church of India
India Hindustani Covenant Church
Netherlands Bond van Vrije Evangelische Gemeenten
New Caledonia Eglise Evangélique Libre de Nouvelle Calédonie et des Îles Loyauté
Norway Det Norske Misjonsforbund / Mission Covenant Church of Norway
Poland Federation of Independent Evangelical Churches
Poland Evangelical Christian Church (Kosciol)
Slovakia Cirkev bratská
Spain Federacion de Iglesias Evangélicas Independientes de Espana (FIEIDE)
Sweden Svenska Alliansmissionen
Sweden Svenska Missionskyrkan / Mission Covenant Church of Sweden
Switzerland Freie Evangelische Gemeinden in der Schweiz
Switzerland Fédération Romande d'Eglises Evangéliques
United States Evangelical Covenant Church
United States Evangelical Free Church of America
Venezuela ADIEL / Asociación de Iglesias Evangélicas Libres
Regional Association CIPE / Confronternidad de Iglesias del Pacto Evangélico)
Associated Member Church Free Evangelical Church of Lebanon


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

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