In 1998, God put it on our hearts to use our 5.1-acre property to house different language groups for a greater impact on the Ottawa’s culturally diverse make-up. We were led to form what is now known as the International Community of Alliance Churches (ICAC) in 2001. If you would like to know more about the early days and formation of the ICAC, please take a look at our history.
The International Community of Alliance Churches is committed to encouraging people to worship and pray in their mother tongue, and promote fellowship together with believers from all over the world! To this end, we have expanded our facility to include another sanctuary for the Ottawa Mandarin Alliance Church (OMAC), additional office and classroom space and a large fellowship hub (lobby/foyer) where both congregations meet together following Sunday morning worship services. We also enjoy two or three joint worship services together per year, with all churches/groups participating in leadership and attendance.
Most of the churches or groups within the ICAC participate in joint ministries together, such as children’s ministries, youth ministries, Burning Hearts House of Prayer, and ESL classes. They feel blessed to be a part of a diverse group and share the unity that we have in Christ, and look forward to the unique opportunities available to reach Ottawa.