Institute of Church Ministry

An official department of the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary at Andrews University, founded in 1979 as the Institute of Church Ministry by Desmond Cummings, Jr. The purpose of this new institute was to share the expertise and resources of Andrews University with the SDA Church in North America, thus aiding denominational decision-makers and facilitating the larger church in the accomplishment of its goals. As such, ICM serves as the North American Division strategic resource center, with a sustaining grant from the division. In 1993 ICM became the home of the Center for Latino Research on Religion and Society, also sponsored by the North American Division. In addition to its ongoing relationship with NAD, ICM provides services on a fee basis for other denominational entities. I...

From the Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia. Published with permission from the Review and Herald Publishing Association.