International Cooperating Ministries


International Cooperating Ministries (ICM), a ministry of the Rosser Foundation, builds churches and promotes discipleship with indigenous partners throughout the world. As of December 2019, the ministry has built or under construction 9,056 churches, orphanages and hope centers in 95 countries. ICM also distributes a discipleship survey of the Old and New Testaments designed for oral learners in 56 different languages.

ICM's Organizational Goals include:

  • Building up the Body of Christ. Constructing churches and pastoral training centers in partnership with in-country ministries.
  • Making Disciples of All Nations. Promoting the Gospel and discipleship through the use of available media.
  • Strengthening the Church. Providing a sustainable and replicable model for Church growth.
  • Uniting in Fellowship, Work, and Witness. Cooperating with other evangelical ministries to maximize the spreading of the Gospel of Jesus Christ until He comes again.

Contact information

Mailing address:
1901 North Armistead Ave.
Hampton, VA 23666-4311


Phone: (757) 827-6704


Organization details

EIN: 546338714

CEO/President: Janice Rosser Allen

Chairman: Janice Rosser Allen

Board size: 23

Founder: Dois I. Rosser, Jr & Pastor Dick Woodward

Year founded: 1990

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2019


Do you want to reach the world for Jesus Christ? This simple question led to the creation of International Cooperating Ministries (ICM) and sparked an innovative approach to evangelism that now spans more than half the world's countries. Our founder understood a basic biblical principle: that the local church is God's plan for sharing the Gospel and making disciples. If we could empower indigenous Christians in developing countries for greater ministry and evangelism, we could finally see God's Word reach every tribe and nation.

Mission statement

International Cooperating Ministries uses the following to express its mission:
"To nurture believers and assist Church growth worldwide."

International Cooperating Ministries uses the following to express its vision:
"To see people, communities, and nations transformed through Jesus Christ and His Church."

Statement of faith

International Cooperating Ministries (ICM) uses the following to express its Statement of Faith:

We believe in one eternal God, Creator and Lord of the world, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, who governs all things according to the purpose of His will.

We believe in Jesus Christ, God's Son, who is Savior and Lord, and who gave Himself as a ransom for sinners through His death on the cross. He rose from the dead and ascended to heaven, where, as truly God and truly man, Jesus is the only mediator between God and humankind.

We believe that all people are lost sinners and cannot see the Kingdom of God except through new birth. Justification is by grace through faith in Christ alone.

We believe in the power of the Holy Spirit, the very Spirit of God, sent to bear witness of the Son. We believe in the work of God's Spirit for the individual's new birth and growth, and for the Church's constant renewal in truth, wisdom, faith, holiness, love, power, and mission.

We believe the Old and New Testament Scriptures to be the only inspired, written Word of God, infallible and without error, our guide for faith and practice.

We believe in one holy, universal, and apostolic Church. The Church's calling is to worship and witness for Jesus Christ, who is the Head, preaching the Gospel among all nations and demonstrating its commitment by compassionate service to the needs of all people.

We believe that Jesus Christ will return personally and visibly in power and glory to consummate His salvation and His judgment. God will fully manifest His Kingdom when He establishes a new heaven and a new earth in which He is glorified forever and ever.

ICM subscribes to the Lausanne Covenant.

Transparency grade


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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Foreign Missions

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating187 of 49437 of 85
Fund acquisition rating393 of 49477 of 85
Resource allocation rating161 of 49426 of 85
Asset utilization rating89 of 49417 of 85

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$481,907$216,679$287,142$1,169,956$1,080,472
Short-term investments$3,920,765$4,066,687$3,169,771$1,802,812$305,848
Other current assets$195,015$40,157$157$30,157$30,157
Total current assets$5,297,887$5,696,287$4,379,224$3,092,370$2,707,067
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$1,207,073$1,209,393$1,220,701$1,256,991$1,277,740
Other long-term assets$2,782,174$1,418,467$1,437,830$1,456,517$1,444,651
Total long-term assets$3,989,247$2,627,860$2,658,531$2,713,508$2,722,391
Total assets$9,287,134$8,324,147$7,037,755$5,805,878$5,429,458
Payables and accrued expenses$255,463$179,182$173,928$103,105$127,997
Other current liabilities$0$0$5,310$5,885$6,441
Total current liabilities$255,463$179,182$179,238$108,990$134,438
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$31,073$0$0$5,346$11,268
Total long-term liabilities$31,073$0$0$5,346$11,268
Total liabilities$286,536$179,182$179,238$114,336$145,706
Net assets20182017201620152014
Temporarily restricted$6,361,079$3,187,562$2,329,416$2,829,177$1,178,894
Permanently restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$9,000,598$8,144,965$6,858,517$5,691,542$5,283,752
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$24,831,618$25,880,061$20,758,699$20,768,980$16,619,527
Program service revenue$766$1,063$1,220$2,369$4,570
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$95,343$321,014$365,754$166,543$7,473
Other revenue$6,059$7,420($17,414)$6,647$154
Total other revenue$102,168$329,497$349,560$175,559$12,197
Total revenue$24,933,786$26,209,558$21,108,259$20,944,539$16,631,724
Program services$20,463,361$21,598,015$17,305,049$18,207,908$13,941,171
Management and general$640,709$553,667$493,779$507,570$491,385
Total expenses$23,951,545$24,923,110$19,941,284$20,536,749$15,966,694
Change in net assets20182017201620152014
Surplus (deficit)$982,241$1,286,448$1,166,975$407,790$665,030
Other changes in net assets($126,608)$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$855,633$1,286,448$1,166,975$407,790$665,030

Response from ministry


ICM began in 1986 with the purpose of translating an accessible Bible survey into various languages for making disciples around the world. However, when our founder discovered that he could also help indigenous congregations build permanent churches for very little cost, his vision expanded. Church buildings gave Christians legitimacy in hostile cultures and allowed them to minister to their communities. Devotional Bible content produced in their heart language and distributed in audio transformed even oral learners into local evangelists and church planters. For more than 30 years, our ministry has been using this unique strategy of partnering and leveraging to grow God's Church in some of the world's least-reached mission fields. Our vision: to see a healthy church within walking distance of everyone in the world.

Program accomplishments

9,000+ churches 200+ indigenous partners 90+ countries 50+ Bible study languages 1.5 million+ disciples.