Love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbour as yourself. Luke 10:27
Iris Ministries Canada (IMC) is a Canadian Registered Charity committed to living out a tangible response to the Luke 10:27 commandments that Jesus called the greatest. It is our conviction that the Spirit of God has asked us to make this love concrete in the world, incarnate in our thoughts, our bodies, our lives, and our every action. IMC exists to participate in bringing the Kingdom of God to earth in all its aspects, but most especially through our calling to serve the very poor, the destitute, the lost, the broken, and the forgotten, by facilitating ministry and support for Canadians who are serving as Iris missionaries, and managing/disbursing donations given to this ministry.
IMC is a major supporter of the ministry bases in Mozambique and Malawi. Iris is a holistic ministry. What began small has developed by the power of God into a closely-knit national family of thousands of churches and a broad ministry encompassing children's centres, Bible schools, church-based orphan care, primary education, medical care, evangelistic and healing outreaches, farming, well drilling and much else. Our vision of the Lord is constantly increasing.
Iris serves in some of the poorest countries in the world. We began by stopping for the one and proving the love of God by first addressing the temporal needs of the broken and humble, 'the least of these'. We focused on the bottom of society rather than the top. Now, many years later we have seen a people movement spread. Massive desperation for God rising out of a long history of repression, poverty and natural disasters has fueled revival.
Most of all we proclaim Jesus. He is our salvation, our prize, our reward, our inheritance, our destination, our motivation, our joy, wisdom, and sanctification -- and absolutely everything else we need, now and forever. All His grace and power flow to us through the Cross and no other way. We are glad to be known as social workers and humanitarians and to have a reputation for doing good. But all is in vain if we do not bring to the people faith in our God and Savior Jesus Christ. We want to be known by His Name, first and foremost. And we do not expect fruitfulness to come out of anything but intimacy with Him.
An excerpt from Rolland & Heidi Baker's book, There Is Always Enough, reads:
We need to know what He is telling each of us specifically. Do you want to love Him, and to be blessed by His presence? Here in Africa, He is all around us. He is poor, sick, naked, and hungry. And as we get intimate with Him, we find ourselves taking care of Him, and He will say on that Great Day, "Come you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me." Matthew 25:34-36
Please read our Statement of Faith and our Core Values Statement.
Iris Ministries Canada is a Registered Canadian Charity.
Business number: 82758 4996 RR0001.