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After nearly 30 years of providing volunteer service as webmaster of the and, more recently,, as well as intermittent service to the website of the Association of International Congregations in Europe and the Middle East I am resolved at age 73 to turn over this task to others.

I am in conversation with a few candidates who have expressed interest in succeeding me, but I would welcome further suggestions, especially from an existing congregation which partakes of the benefits of this website and which has an an active internet presence to which they could add the task of updates to this simple site. The National Council of Churches in the US is also using its channels to draw attention to the pending vacancy. Thank you for thoughts and prayers.

Please be in touch using the email listed for contacts below.

Financial and Leadership Support

The Rev. Arthur O. F. Bauer provided leadership for the work of the Network for International Congreqtions in transition from the Office for International Churches / Christians Abroad of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A. with offices in New York to its independent status.
His successor as part-time Director was the Rev. Scott Campbell, who moved the official office to Cambridge, Massachusette.
The Rev. Karl Reko operated out of Chicago as the last official director of NIC.
Web master for the group since it began its web presence has been the Rev. James Dwyer, first from Vienna, then from Munich, Hamburg, New York, and finally southern California.

In its formative years the following denominations provided financial support and leadership for NIC:

    American Baptist Churches
    Baptist Union and Missionary Society of New Zealand
    Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
    Church of Scotland
    Cumberland Presbyterian Church
    Episcopal Church (USA)
    Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
    Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada
    Presbyterian Church in Canada
    Presbyterian Church in Aotearoa New Zealand
    Presbyterian Church (USA)
    Reformed Church in America
    United Church of Christ
    United Methodist Church
    United Reformed Church in the U.K.
    Uniting Church in Australia

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An annual Directory of International Congregations was once published annually, listing churches related to the NIC. The Directory has been replaced by the web site of which this page is a part.

Contact — Dr. James Dwyer, responsible for the content.