What we believe

We are a community of Christians committed to loving each other and working together so that others may know and experience the love of Jesus Christ and the Kingdom He proclaimed.

As a foundation to our Christian faith we affirm the traditional beliefs of historic Christianity, as found in the Apostles Creed and the Nicene Creed.

We believe the writers of the Bible were inspired by God. Consequently, the Bible is useful for our training, equipping and transformation as we meditate on, study and apply it [2 Timothy 3:16-17]. We therefore affirm the importance of prayer, worship and reading the Bible together in our community.

We believe humankind was created to enjoy a relationship of love with God and to find its deepest sense of value, identity and joy in Him.

With the help of the Holy Spirit, we seek to follow Jesus and become more like Him in our being, thinking, and actions. Living out our faith, and loving others, involves practicing humility, patience, forgiveness and reconciliation [Ephesians 4:1-3, Philippians 2:1-4], within the diversity of our community [John 13:34], and beyond it [Luke 6:32] as we follow Jesus’ example to reach out and love the ‘other’, the excluded, the marginalised [Luke 14:12-14] and our enemies [Matthew 5:43-44].

Jesus talked a lot about the Kingdom of God. He taught us to seek it more than anything else [Matt 4:33], and to see it expressed on earth [Matt 6:10]. We see glimpses where justice, righteousness, peace, and joy begin to reign [Romans 14:17-18], and we wait in expectation for the day when God’s Kingdom will come in all its fullness.

We believe that Jesus has given us three overriding mandates: to proclaim and model His teachings so that others would become His followers [Matthew 28:18-20]; to love one another, so that the world will know that we belong to Him [John 13:34-35]; and to serve those who are oppressed by poverty, suffering and injustice [Matthew 25:34-46]. These are to be done, not merely thought about, talked about or prayed about.

Our Christian faith informs, shapes, and guides our mission, which is to empower Nepal's poorest people and communities through life-changing health and development, centred in Christ's love for His world.

Jesus said that He came to bring ‘life in all its fullness’ [John 10:10]. Our vision is to see this becoming a reality for the poorest and most disadvantaged Nepalis. We believe our mission, when added to the missions of others, will help our vision come about.

What we believe

INF’S VISION

Life in all its fullness for the poorest and most disadvantaged Nepalis.

INF’S MISSION

Empowering Nepal's poorest people and communities through life-changing health and development, centred in Christ's love for His world.