Cica University Inaugural Awards Ceremony
Monday, January 21, 2013 from 3:00 PM to 5:30 PM (EST)
Canadian International Chaplaincy Academy (CICA) University
Rt. Rev. Dr. Phillip Phinn-Chancellor
Statement of Purpose
CICA International was founded on the Biblical view that every member of the body of Christ is a minister. It is thoroughly established in the Word of God in the instructions given to believers to preach the Good News, heal the sick, cast out demons, teach the people and prophesy.
CICA International’s Vision
To exhort and equip believers across the globe to become marketplace ministers of the Gospel. That is, to go beyond the four walls of their churches, to reach out and minister to “the man or woman in the street”.
Word of Life Christian Fellowship, (WOLCF), otherwise known as Word of Life Ministries International was established in Nov of 1985 under the leadership of the Right Reverend the Honorable Dr. Phillip S. Phinn, OEA, as a local church in Kingston, Jamaica. Within a short period of time the church grew from a group of 30 to 300 members and within the first decade of its existence, forged national and international linkages with other churches and ministries around the world, most notably the International Third World Leaders Association, (ITWLA), that is based in Nassau, Bahamas, of which Dr. Phinn is one of the founding trustees under the leadership of Dr. Myles Monroe. In Nov 1996, eleven years later, WOLCF created history by becoming the first and only full gospel church to be granted an NGO in Special Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council, (ECOSOC). This is the highest level of accreditation that is awarded internationally to all designates.
Over the years WOLMI has trained, developed and empowered many ministers and chaplains to serve the body of Christ. More recently WOLMI has added a number of organizations to enhance its global training and development of Christian Ambassadors. In June of 2012, No Limits International Ministries was established both as a church and a chaplaincy training center in Canada. The Canadian International Chaplaincy Academy (CICA) and Association was also incorporated June 2012 in Houston, Texas and includes CICA International University and Seminary under its umbrella. All CICA entities along with No Limits International Ministries have WOLMI as their governing body. This was to done in order to train and develop Christian Ambassadors as ministers for the marketplace. Additionally, through CICA-International University and Seminary we aim to further our advanced training programs for ministers and chaplains worldwide. Our University and Seminary was prophetically mandated by the Lord on the order of Acts chapter 8, in particular, Acts 8:4 which states that “they (believers) that were scattered abroad went everywhere preaching the Word”.