Our Vision

“Sharing worldwide blessings”. This slogan summarizes the vision of Stavanger International Church (SIC). The Hebrew word for “blessing” (barak) means to give strength. We will seek God’s blessing and pass that blessing on to others. We will make God’s grace and goodness available to people around us. The greatest gift of all we share is the gift of salvation through faith in Christ (Ephes. 2:8). That gift gives way to the variety of other “different gifts, according to the grace given us” (Rom.12:6). In addition to spiritual gifts, there are gifts like our different talents, the money we have, the...

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Christian Intercultural Ministries

DORCAS Ministry

Covenant Players

KIA is a nationwide, organization that works with and for refugees and immigrants and natives in Norway. KIA works actively to make Norway a warmer place to live by promoting multicultural fellowship in churches and in society. You are welcome to join KIA – a small version of the big world, right at your door.

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Dorcas Ministry is an SIC based outreach ministry initiated by Denise Johnson-Joakimsen and established by three women:  Johnson-Joakimsen, Melanie Multamba-Ferero and Marta Juliana Dale in 2013. Today it is organized and run by Melanie Mutamba- Ferero, volunteer members of Stavanger International Church. Their mission is to meet different needs in our community, through committed and gifted volunteers from SIC and from the community.

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Covenant Players is an international professional Christian drama ministry. Founded in 1963, Covenant Players serves churches, schools, nursing homes, prisons and many other community groups throughout the world. Covenant Players has been in Norway since 1978, and the Norwegian unit currently is led by Seth Ueland Chancy. Much of the work performed in Norway is conducted in English, within the public school system. Performances with confirmation students, youth worship services, and Sunday morning adult services, conducted in either Norwegian or English, are a vital part of the ministry here.

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Pastor Joeli Baleiwai is an ordained Baptist Minister in the Baptist Union of Norway. He has been preaching since his teens and has been in ministry since 1987. He serves as senior pastor of Stavanger International Church, Stavanger Norway. Joeli has served extensively in different regions of the world over the years.


SIC is one of the most culturally diverse congregations in Rogaland region Norway.


His heart to see diverse multicultural church thrive in Gods call for reconciliation with God, with the man, and self. Joeli is also rugby coach who has combined his ministry work with coaching rugby.