History

History is the compilation of never ending events throughout time, compiled together and eventually be called “history”. What about IFC history?

In early November 1992, Daniel and Karen Ong first set their feet on Perth, Western Australia to serve prayer fellowship for the Indonesian people, which was known as Indonesian Family Fellowship at that time. As the name suggested, this fellowship had a strong emphasize on the importance of family, which is still carried on until now. On the 4th of May 1994, the fellowship became a church, hence the name changed to Indonesian Family Church (IFC). By the grace of God, the church grew significantly and started reaching out to Indonesian people in other cities in Australia and in other countries (Indonesia, Singapore & Beijing). Indonesian Family Church is also known as “Oikos Church” due to its strong value on family (Oikos means Family in Greek).

Founder

Daniel Ong is a servant of God, called for full time ministry when he was 18 years old. He started ministering in a children ministry, teens, and youth group in Indonesia. He is married to Karen Susan Ong, and has two sons, Gershom and Eizer. Daniel and Karen are originally from Jakarta, Indonesia and migrated to Perth to serve God’s calling in their life. Daniel has a motto in his ministry, “to maximize God’s gift in his life, until the time he meets God”.

Our Beliefs

The Bible

We believe the entire Bible is inspired by God, without error and the authority on which we base our faith, conduct and doctrine.

The Trinity

We believe in one God who exists in three distinct persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. We believe Jesus Christ is the Son of God who came to this earth as Savior of the world.

Salvation

We believe Jesus died on the cross and shed His blood for our sins. We believe that salvation is found by placing our faith in what Jesus did for us on the cross. We believe Jesus rose from the dead and is coming again.

Water Baptism

We believe water baptism is a symbol of the cleansing power of the blood of Christ and a testimony to our faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.

Communion

We believe in the regular taking of Communion as an act of remembering what the Lord Jesus did for us on the cross.

Growing in Oikos

We believe every believer should be in Oikos and  a growing relationship with Jesus by obeying God’s Word, yielding to the Holy Spirit and by being conformed to the image of Christ.

Our Vision

To build a strong community based church with far-reaching capability impacting nations

Our Mission

To embrace His love and share them with others so together we can change the world to be a better place.

Our Values

God First

Optimism

Give and Grace

Relationship

Openness

Worship

Involvement of all believers to ministry

No to Division

Genuine

 

Our Motto

Church is a family, Oikos is MY Family, MY Future & MY Legacy

Oikos is a Greek Word of “Family”. We have this motto to signify that whatever place you come from, whatever background you were born into, IFC is your family as long as you live here in Perth. We invite you to come and join our small group, called OIKOS, so we can grow together to be more like Christ.

Daniel & Karen Ong