The Present Problem
Most of God’s people are spiritually stuck, running in place – expending a lot of energy but getting nowhere fast.
Some are painfully aware of their struggles and yearn to be free from the guilt, shame, anxiety, fear, abuse and addictions that are suffocating their souls.
Others are largely clueless … even complacent about their struggles … having accepted as normal a subnormal life in Christ,
where faith is lived out on Sunday mornings but is largely irrelevant the rest of the week.
Believers need help to “lay aside every encumbrance and the sin that so easily entangles” them so that they can run with endurance the race set before them,
with their eyes firmly fixed on Jesus (Hebrews 12:1,2). Freedom is necessary for believers in Christ to become growing, fruitful disciples, but
is the “missing ingredient” in most Christians’ lives. Jesus Christ has come to bind up broken hearts and set captives free (Isaiah 61:1) to become growing,
fruitful disciples. Followers of Christ desperately need to understand who they are in Christ; make that “Abba! Father!” connection with God as Father; and
win the spiritual battles for their minds.
The mission of FICM-USA is to resource and equip Christians in America to experience spiritual freedom and spread that freedom to others. Click the following link to view the brand new FICM brochure: view the PDF.
The vision of FICM-USA is to establish and nurture a growing network of Community Freedom Ministries all across the nation. (Click the following link to view the brand new FICM brochure: view the PDF.
What is a Community Freedom Ministry?
A Community Freedom Ministry (CFM) is an environment of grace and truth, started by an individual, couple or group of individuals under church authority
seeking to establish and coordinate a “freedom presence” in their home church or hometown.
This “freedom presence” involves teaching the biblical message
of freedom (as taught in Dr. Neil Anderson’s books); taking people through The Steps to Freedom in Christ and; training individuals to use
The Steps to Freedom in Christ. Click the following link to view the brand new Community Freedom Ministry brochure: view the PDF.
How Does FICM Train People to Start & Coordinate CFMs?
The primary vehicle for training CFM Coordinators is CFM University. Utilizing state-of-the-art online technology (through the “Moodle” learning
management system), students are required to take an entrance exam, two courses … CFM 101 and CFM 201 … and also attend a four-day, in-person Practicum
in order to be equipped to undertake the development of a CFM, as well as to fulfill the training requirements for becoming part of the CFM NETWORK.
CFM University is academically invigorating, visually engaging and deeply rewarding as the Lord touches students’ hearts through the challenging content
and rich relationships developed. Click here to find out more about CFM University or click here to enroll in CFM University now!
What is the CFM NETWORK?
Starting and growing a Community Freedom Ministry (CFM) is hard work. Watching lives transformed by Jesus Christ, the truth, is deeply satisfying
but it can be draining as well. We are exhorted in Scripture to “encourage one another day after day” (Hebrews 3:13) and so the CFM NETWORK was designed
to help meet that very real need.
The CFM NETWORK is a growing group of individuals all across the nation who have finished the training requirements of
CFM University and have applied for and been accepted as endorsed volunteers (Community Freedom Ministry Associates or CFMAs). CFM NETWORK participants
receive discounts on FICM resources as well as a variety of other perks. There is no charge to be part of the CFM NETWORK.
Our Statement of Faith
- The Bible is the inspired, infallible, and only authoritative word of
- There is one true God, eternally existing in three persons — Father, Son,
and Holy Spirit — each of whom possesses equally all the attributes of Deity
and the characteristics of personality.
- Jesus Christ is God, the living Word, who became flesh through His
miraculous conception by the Holy Spirit and His virgin birth. Hence, He is
perfect Deity and true humanity united in one person forever.
- He lived a sinless life and voluntarily atoned for the sins of men by
dying on the cross as their substitute, thus satisfying divine justice and
accomplishing salvation for all who trust in Him alone.
- He rose from the dead in the same body, though glorified, in which He
lived and died.
- He ascended bodily into heaven and sat down at the right hand of God the
Father, where He, the only mediator between God and man, continually makes
intercession for His own.
- Man was originally created in the image of God. He sinned by disobeying
God; thus, he was alienated from his Creator. That historical fall brought
all mankind under divine condemnation.
- Man's nature is corrupted, and he is thus totally unable to please God.
Every man is in need of regeneration and renewal by the Holy Spirit.
- The salvation of man is wholly a work of God's free grace and is not the
work, in whole or in part, of human works or goodness or religious ceremony.
God imputes His righteousness to those who put their faith in Christ alone
for their salvation, and thereby justifies them in His sight.
- It is the privilege of all who are born again of the Spirit to be
assured of their salvation from the very moment in which they trust Christ
as their Savior. This assurance is not based upon any kind of human merit,
but is produced by the witness of the Holy Spirit, who confirms in the
believer the testimony of God in His written Word.
- The Holy Spirit has come into the world to reveal and glorify Christ and
to apply the saving work of Christ to men. He convicts and draws sinners to
Christ, imparts new life to them, continually indwells them from the moment
of spiritual birth, and seals them until the day of redemption. His
fullness, power, and control are appropriated in the believer's life by
- Every believer is called to live so in the power of the indwelling
Spirit that he will not fulfill the lust of the flesh, but will bear fruit
to the glory of God.
- Jesus Christ is the Head of the Church, His Body, which is composed of
all men, living and dead, who have been joined to Him through saving faith.
- God admonishes His people to assemble together regularly for worship,
for participation in ordinances, for edification through the Scriptures, and
for mutual encouragement.
- At physical death, the believer enters immediately into eternal,
conscious fellowship with the Lord and awaits the resurrection of his body
to everlasting glory and blessing.
- At physical death, the unbeliever enters immediately into eternal,
conscious separation from the Lord and awaits the resurrection of his body
to everlasting judgment and condemnation.
- Jesus Christ will come again to the earth — personally, visibly, and
bodily — to consummate history and the eternal plan of God.
- The Lord Jesus Christ commanded all believers to proclaim the gospel
throughout the world and to disciple men of every nation. The fulfillment of
that Great Commission requires that all worldly and personal ambitions be
subordinated to a total commitment to "Him who loved us and gave Himself for