Who We Are
Mens Fellowship Young Adults Adult Sunday School Arts And Creativity Prayer And Intercession Life Groups Sharing Things In Common Our Friends Training & Equipping Healing Well Children's Ministry Missions Community Outreach College & Careers Youth Group Inner Healing: Experience Greater Freedom Prophetic Ministry Worship Ministry Ministries at FCDC: This is the Season of Destiny Who We Are Our Founders What We Believe
The Men of FCDC meet monthly in various homes for breakfast and timely discussion. Now perhaps more than ever we need men to stand up and take their rightful places - in their marriages, in their friendships, in their jobs, in their children’s lives, in their local church. Our discussions are lively, frank and in-depth, bringing the Bible to bear on issues that matter to men, with no topic off limits.
FCDC Young Adults is a monthly gathering of singles who are learning to do life together in a way that is pleasing to God and encouraging to each other. We sing, we snack, we study the Bible, we share our stories, we have fun! We also have a Facebook page for the members of this group.
In Adult Sunday School we explore the foundational truths of our faith in a classroom setting. New believers and seasoned warriors alike see the Scriptures come alive in their hearts with fresh understanding. These class takes place on Sunday morning from 9:30 - 10:15.
We believe in the expression of creative arts. Creativity has the capacity to be prophetic because it carries the very nature of God, the creator of all things. We encourage and facilitate the expression of creativity in our services and also facilitate teaching through workshops, seminars, and mentoring. Some of these areas are:
PAINTING: Prophetic Art speaks to people's hearts by unlocking and opening a door to bring comfort to our souls, and touches the innermost part of our being so we can respond to the Lord. It’s a visual opportunity to receive truth and hope that awakens us to Christ's love. In our services we accommodate our artists with easels to paint during worship. Painting is also a great tool to help people get rid of stress and connect with God.
DANCE: We believe in dancing before the Lord and also in choreographic dance as a means to bring glory to the Lord.
WRITING: This area is very broad as it covers song writing, poetry, creative writing, book writing, teachings, etc.
FLAGS AND BANNERS: We believe in different expression of worship for young and old. One of them is using flags and banners during worship. Psalm 20:5 encourages us to do so, “May we shout for joy over your victory and lift up our banners in the name of our God”.
MUSIC: We believe worship is the most important thing we do and want this to be a place for musicians and worshippers to arise. We encourage song writing and like to incorporate it in our worship services. We also train and equip musicians and also people to run sound and understand the technical side of music.
We greatly value corporate prayer and meet once a month to pray together. We also believe in carrying each other’s burdens and praying for the needs of each other as it is necessary. For this we have an online PrayerNet and also a Facebook page.
These are midweek groups that meet in different houses and are geared to various topics from Bible Study, training and equipping, support, friendship and fellowship, and much more. Some of these groups meet once a week and others once every other week.
We believe in generosity and sharing what we have with each other in order to help meet each other’s needs as a family. To facilitate this, we have two Facebook pages. One is to sell and buy things from each other, and the other one is to give away and/or swap things among the church family. This is about helping each other with material things and with our talents and abilities.
Follow these links to visit the websites of some of our friends and associates
- Catch The Fire Toronto (formerly Toronto Airport Christian Fellowship)
- Partners In Harvest
- Catch The Fire
- Ivan & Isabel Allum
- Kathryn Marquis
- Banner of Love Ministries (PJ & Kathy Hanley)
- Horses for Orphans
- Word In Season
- The Response Initiative - London, Ontario City-Wide Worship
- Ignite Your Destiny International
- Innovate Church
- Witness Church
We believe that everyone is called to serve God whether it is in the Kingdom place or in the market place. The harvest is great but the workers few. Therefore, we will be providing different events such as schools and conferences, in which you can be adequately prepared for the work you were created to do.
We believe in miracles because we believe in Jesus. We are sure that the work of the Cross provides healing for the sick. Jesus came to heal and release everyone dealing with physical and emotional ailments.
We have a team trained to pray for the afflicted in every meeting plus we set aside one Sunday of the month to specifically pray for those afflicted with illnesses. This is open to believers and unbelievers alike.
Our heart is to raise up and equip children to know God as a loving Father, hear His voice and step into destinies God has for them. We want to see them advancing the Kingdom, impacting their environments and building healthy relationships. Our Sunday school has currently three age group classes, which cover children from ages 1-12. With a team of dedicated and passionate teachers and volunteers our goal is to provide a safe place for children, where they can learn and receive.
We believe in the Lord's mandate to go out and reach the world for Him. Ivan and Isabel travel on a regular basis around the globe building the Father's Kingdom. They sometimes travel alone but also take teams with them. We also send individuals and teams out to the nations to minister teaching the word of God, releasing spiritual gifts, and imparting the Father's heart and love. Our desire is to expand this ministry to all four corners of the word.
As believers we believe in taking the Kingdom and love of our Father to those in our community, surrounding areas, and beyond. This will be done through different practical events which will vary according to the needs of the people we want to reach.
We have an active outreach to some Nursing Homes in London and look forward to expanding it to reach that generation. This is a great opportunity for all to participate.
The core of FCDC’s College and Careers ministry is relationship:
- Firstly, your personal relationship with your Father God, with His Son Jesus, and with His Holy Spirit. So our meetings are characterized by a time of intimate worship as well as deep discussions over the Bible, the written word of God, seeking His heart for our lives. We also help you know what to do with those “prophetic words” you may have received, personal glimpses of His heart for your own life.
- Secondly, your relationship with your peers on this journey of faith. We are a safe place to meet fellow believers and form meaningful relationships that will last a lifetime, relationships that will challenge, encourage and empower you to succeed.
- Finally your relationship with your leaders. We make ourselves available during the week to meet with you one-on-one over coffee or a meal, or simply through text, phone or email, to walk with you and share life with you.
"For we are God's masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so that we can do the good things he planned for us long ago." ~Ephesians 2:10
Our youth group is made up of both Senior (Ages 12-19) and Junior youth (ages 9-12). Our young people meet on Monday evenings from 6:30pm to 9:00pm at the church. A combination of games, worship, teaching and sharing gives them an excellent opportunity to dig deep into the things of God and into their destiny and purpose as followers of Christ. Our youth leaders have a passion to see our young people raised up to be strong and steadfast in the purposes of God.
Jesus came to set the captives free and we believe that everyone can receive freedom and healing from life wounds.
We have pastoral prayer and care available. We also have teams trained in Restoring the Foundations Ministries (RTF), plus a prayer and care team that is happy to meet with people and help them with their troubles and cares of life. We also provide personal prayer on Sundays at the end of the church. All prayer and care is completely confidential.
We also provide training seminars throughout the year.
We believe in the gifts of the Spirit and one of them is prophecy. We believe God speaks today, revealing His heart and plans for the lives of His children. For this we teach, train, and equip people to hear the voice of God and live in intimacy with God. We do this through conferences, schools, personal training, and mentorship.
We have a very active loving, and compassionate prophetic team that will minister words of encouragement, life, and destiny from the Father's heart in a safe environment (Jeremiah 29:11, 1 Cor. 2:9, 1 Cor 14:3).
This ministry is available on Sunday mornings. Those who sign up for ministry must bring their own recording device, as the team will not prophesy over anyone if it cannot be recorded.
After you receive your prophetic words, here are some steps to help walk them out:
- Listen to your prophetic ministry recording. Type out the word to get a greater revelation of the meaning and easily read it later.
- Pray about the words you have received. Do they align with scripture? Do they reflect God’s heart for you? Ask God to give you faith to see through His eyes.
- Align the words with your situation if it applies. If your words do not reflect your current situation, they may be promises from God. Hold on to God's promises and believe! If the words are for future seasons, or describe something you have never thought of, prayerfully consider these as invitations from your loving Father.
- Take the necessary steps to walk into new seasons, and watch your words unfold by the power of the Holy Spirit and God’s grace!
Your destiny is not some far off time in the future. It is now! Each day is a promise from God, He will never leave you nor forsake you, and he knows you by name. Receive His heart for you and the joy that comes from knowing Him.
If you have any questions about prophetic ministry or the word you received, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Worship ministry is at the heart of Forest City Destiny Church. This ministry is not just about music; first, it is about learning to minister as individuals and a community to the heart of the Father and glorify Jesus with lifestyles, heart and character pleasing to Him. In our meetings, we don't just sing songs, but emphasize that it is our corporate response to the Revelation chapter 4 invitation to "come up here", that pleases God, opens the way for Holy Spirit to move freely, and will cause heaven to manifest in our midst.
Second, the role of the FCDC worship ministry is to raise up, train and release worshipers into their individual and corporate destinies, as highly skilled creative artists, mature leaders, and accurate prophetic voices to the church and the world. Our worship teams are taught to function as facilitators for both the congregational offering to the Lord in worship, and the prophetic flow from heaven to earth. We place high value on excellence in all things for our team members, raising people up as passionate visionaries, skilled musicians who can bring dividends to the Lord, and as sons and daughters set free from personal ambition to carry both a strong prophetic flow and a pastoral heart of service.
Click HERE to read Ivan's thoughts on worship.
Would you like to fulfill your Destiny? Have you ever thought what it would be like to be all you were created to be, and to look back one day and say: "I lived the life I was created to live and fulfilled the plans God made for me. I did what I was supposed to do!"
There are many who do not even know there is a destiny available for them. And, there are those who know, who feel the call as deep calls unto deep, but who think it is not possible for them as it seems unattainable. Then, there are those who dare to believe in the calling of God on their lives, and in His promises, and like Joshua and Caleb are willing to walk into their promised land.
This is the season of Destiny for God's people; the time when all dreams and promises are coming to pass in the lives of many. There has been a shifting in heaven and God is drawing the Joshua generation; the season of waiting has ended. The tomorrow we have been waiting for has become today. God is calling everyone, because the harvest is plenty, but the workers are few.
There is room for everyone to work in the Father's kingdom, and the violent take it by force. Forest City Destiny Church has been born as a result of that calling. This is a place for people to be equipped to walk into and possess their portion of the Promised Land. This is a place where no dream is too big and no desire is too small. We believe in shepherd boys becoming kings; in hidden and fearful young men becoming mighty heroes; in young women becoming queens who can change a generation; in dreamers becoming men and women sought after by kings and rulers for advice and direction; in prisoners becoming high rulers in the land. We also realize that not everyone is the same, even though they may be called to do the similar things. We are all one body with different parts, and it is important for you to learn to use the sword that God has carved for you!
Our desire is to release the Kingdom of Heaven on earth and to facilitate encounters with the Father, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit, freeing people from the hard yoke and heavy burden that men and religious mindsets have place on them. We want to prepare God's people to attain their Kingdom Identity, enter into their destinies, become workers of the Harvest, and spend each day of their lives making our Father known and releasing His presence on earth. Would you like to be part of this?
Forest City Destiny Church is a family. It is a place where we can come and be real. One of our sayings is "come and have a bad day with us" -- in other words, why stay home when you are having a bad day? Life is hard, and we need each other. Some days you just need to be in a place where everybody knows your name and they are always glad you came; a place where you can be encouraged when things are hard, where people will pray for you and lift you up, where others believe in you when you cannot believe in yourself, where there will be a hug filled with the Father's love.
This is also a place where you can be the one who encourages and gives life to others. As a family we believe that everyone has a say and everyone can be used by God equally. We are a place where people can dream and pursue their dreams, because with God ordinary people can live extraordinary lives. We are happy to make room for everyone to arise because, we are living in the most exciting time in history.
This is the time that the prophets of old spoke about but did not quite understand. Heaven is invading earth and the glory of God will cover the earth as the waters cover the sea. His glory will flow out of each of His children who seek Him first. This is the time when the ministry of Jesus is being restored on earth, and there is no limit to what He can do through His sons and daughters. As a church we pursue intimacy with God, oneness with Jesus, and fellowship with the Holy Spirit. We believe that ministry is the overflow of that, and therefore, we all can participate in it.
We are living an amazing journey and would love to share it with you. We enjoy worshipping together, learning from each other, praying for one another, enjoying the gifts that God has given to each one, as He made us uniquely. We also enjoy eating together, laughing together and when someone is hurting, crying together. As a family we also believe in helping each other in times of need and as a result, we constantly experience the miracles caused by the faithfulness of God. We all have a story to tell and know that our God is mighty and there is no one else like Him. We would like to invite you to come and get to know us, and to be part of the vision and mandate God has given us for London, for Canada, and for the rest of the world. There is room for YOU!
Ivan and Isabel Allum have been involved in various levels of ministry and church leadership for over 30 years. They were trained and mentored by John & Carol Arnott, who taught them to love God's people and bring healing to their lives.
Their passion is to make the Father's heart and His love known to others and to release His Kingdom into their lives. They have an international prophetic ministry and travel on a regular basis, to many places ministering to people as well as training and equipping them in how to hear the voice of God, how to prophesy, how to activate their gift and prophesy from the Father's heart, how to enter into the levels of third heaven revelations, dreams & visions, prophetic evangelism, prophetic worship, prophetic strategy, how to enter in and live their prophetic destiny, and much more.
They also help pastors and leaders get vision, direction, and strategy for their ministry, their church, and for the destiny of the people under their care. As a result, many churches have been transformed and are fulfilling their destiny on earth. They also act as apostolic and prophetic advisors to a number of churches and ministries around the world.
Their heart is to impart what they have to others and raise them up in ministry. Their prophetic ministry, which is characterized by the Father's love brings healing, restoration, vision, and direction to the lives of people, churches, and ministries as it reveals the destiny God has planned for them. Jeremiah 29:11.
Through the years they have been involved in several church plants. They co-founded Highlands Christian Ministries, where they pastored for many years. Currently they are the senior pastors and founders of Forest City Destiny Church. They love to pastor and to heal, restore, and release people into their destiny through the church. Both Ivan and Isabel are ordained through Partners in Harvest.
Ivan and Isabel are the authors of the books “YOUR DESTINY..... Unlocking the Impossible Promises of God”, and “RUNNING THE RACE”.
We believe there is one God who lives forever in three persons: the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
We believe the Bible is God's Word to the world, speaking to us with authority and without error.
2 Timothy 3:16-17
We believe in the divinity of Jesus Christ the Son, His virgin birth, His sinless life, His miracles, His death for us on the cross, His bodily resurrection, His ascension to the Father, and His personal, physical return to rule the earth in power and love.
John 1:14-18; 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18
We believe all mankind are lost in sin and need to turn from it and trust personally in the Savior, Jesus Christ. All need to be born anew into God's family by the Holy Spirit's power.
Ephesians 2:1-10; John 3:5-7
We believe the Holy Spirit lives in us as believers and brings love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, humility, and self-control into our lives. He works in and through us with His charismatic gifts.
Galatians 5:22-23; 1 Corinthians 12:7-11
We believe in resurrection to eternal life for believers and eternal judgment for the lost.
We believe in unity for all believers in our Lord Jesus Christ and seek community together: we want to become more like Him, who is the head of His body, the Church, in every way. We are called to love Him and one another and are enabled to do this only as His life flows through us.
1 Corinthians 12:12-13; Matthew 22:37-40