At MFI, building healthy, strong, and influential leaders who will impact their communities is our central focus. Healthy leaders build healthy churches, and they set an example of godly character for the world to follow.
From The Chairman
To realize this strategic mission, MFI was founded in 1987 with the express purpose of creating a network of pastors and leaders of independent churches, bringing a sense of accountability, connection, and training. Accountability and trust permeate MFI and is demanded of our leadership team, practiced in our operations, and emphasized in our values. Trust must be earned, and once earned, protected at all costs - because without trust, the leadership process is empty.
As much as we require trust of our leadership team, we continually seek to create a culture of transparency and growth among leaders that spreads to every local church leadership team. We facilitate training courses and seminars to equip leaders with the best material for church leadership and growth. We developed an expansive website that allows members to interact with other like-minded leaders from around the globe, including leaders in the Americas, Asia, Europe, and South Africa. In addition, we host an annual conference that brings together our current and prospective members for a powerful four days of training, imparting, praying, and genuine face-to-face interaction with members that leaves the leader with the tools he or she needs to build a healthy, strong church.
While MFI has excelled in building a solid community of healthy leaders with godly character, we know there are still more leaders and churches who need a network like MFI to encourage them and help them build healthy churches. Join us and you will find that not only you will change, but also your church will be inspired to grow, adding new believers and coaching them to become fully devoted followers of Christ.
Dr. Frank Damazio
Chairman, Ministers Fellowship International
FROM THE FOUNDER
Ministers Fellowship International is a dream come true. For many years I wondered how ministers could come together for a common purpose, without having to face issues of control and sacrificing their local church autonomy.
When I was a young pastor, I searched for fathers in the faith and other pastors who were going the same direction that I was going. I needed guidance and I needed fellowship, yet nothing seemed available to me. The local ministers gatherings were good but, because they were a blend of different philosophies and concepts, they did not fully meet the need.
As I matured in ministry, God gave me a real heart for pastors who are alone like I was. MFI has come out of that heart. I am thankful for the Apostolic Leadership Team that has come together to fully share in this vision. It takes a team of committed leaders to see any vision come to pass. God has fully blessed us with some of the greatest men and women of God to be found in the earth today. It is wonderful to walk together with other leaders for the sake of a greater harvest.