The International Correspondence Institute or ICI was pioneered by Dr. George Flattery in Springfield, Missouri, U.S.A. in 1967. The Central Office or International Office moved to Brussels, Belgium in 1969. In early part of 2000 the International Office merged with Berean University and is now called Global University, with its present address in Springfield, MO., U.S.A.
In 1969, the ministry of ICI began in the Philippines with Rev. Paul Pipkin as National Director. The ministry has continued to grow as a school of independent and extension studies in Bible, Evangelism, and Christian Education, an international school without walls or classrooms.
The purpose of ICI is to introduce people of all ages to the person, Jesus Christ, to provide essential Bible teaching, to offer training for Christian ministry, and to publish literatures for Christian growth.
ICI Evangelism and Christian Education courses are especially written and designed to present the gospel of Jesus Christ to many people of different cultures and religions. Courses have been published in English language and in four (4) dialects of the Philippines namely: Tagalog, Ilocano, Cebuano, and Hiligaynon.
ICI College Division is offering an advance level curriculum equivalent to a four-year, 128 credit hours Bible college program. B.A. majors are offered in Bible, Theology, Missions, Religious Education, and Ministry Administration. There is also a 96-credit hours, Christian Ministries program of studies available.
ICI course may be taken by anyone through correspondence with qualified faculty to assist each individual student. ICI courses are also available for group Bible studies.
“Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the Word of Truth.” (2 Timothy 2:15)