Open iChurch, a fellowship of believers on the Internet, seeks to glorify God through: worship, evangelizing our community and world, and making faithful disciples of our Lord Jesus Christ, by the power of the Holy Spirit.
We are believers who evangelize people on the Internet for God’s glory and to expend His Kingdom by providing unique resources, such as iPrayer Cafe. We affirm the apostles’ creed.
The initial idea of our ministry — reach out and touch people (especially young Internet generation) was conceived in 2007. In 2012, five church members from Westgate Church, Weston, MA, Grace Chapel, Lexington, MA, El Segundo United Methodist Church, El Segundo, CA agreed to further develop and implement the initial idea. In 2013, three MIT students and one UC Berkeley student (we call “the innovation team”) and the above five believing members (we call “the support team”) had a series of retreats to conceptualize and design a unique ministry on the Internet, and named “Open iChurch.”
During 2014 and 2015, a markup and prototyping efforts in conjunction with on-campus survey led to a couple of unique ministry concepts, i.e., iPrayer Cafe (a micro/local-community prayer ministry), iGather (an interactive on-line Christian fellowship and Bible study) and iLounge (a seeker friendly on-line interactive place for Christian community). As of now, iPrayer Cafe has been implemented and deployed to a couple of college campuses in MA and CA. We plan to expand to other colleges in US as well as outside of US. Please feel free to contact us, if you are interested in this prayer ministry.
We are actively looking for believers who want to participate implementation of the latter two exciting and innovative Christian ministries in the Internet. We also love to hear from you.
“All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations,baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold,I am with you always, to the end of the age.” (Matthew 28:18-20, ESV)
In God’s grace, peace and love,
iPrayer Café is a new opportunity to connect meaningfully with people around the world. It gives you the opportunity to find prayer and other resources through the ease of web page or an app.
Through iPrayer Café you will be able to connect locally about compelling topics to one on one prayer. Our prayer local teams are waiting for your prayer request. God is always faithful and loves to hear our prayer, especially for your prayer request.
Please visit a local iPrayer Cafe or download app from Apple app store or Google Play Store. Currently, our local iPrayer Cafes are located at:
We are expanding this ministry to other colleges. Please contact us if you want to start iPrayer Cafe on your campus. We will provide your college’s iPrayer Cafe (both Web and App versions) free of charge. We also love to support you to start iPrayer Cafe in your local community, such as coffee shops, health centers, churches, etc.