The International Department of Social Concerns (IDSC) of the Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. was founded by Dr. William M. Johnson, Jr., Director, under the tutelage of Chief Apostle William L. Bonner and Presiding Apostle, Apostle James I Clark, Jr. The department was reestablished July 2009 under the leadership of Presiding Apostle Matthew A. Norwood.
The fledging department conducted its first National Day of Service in Columbia, S.C on July 21, 2009 under the direction of International Day of Service Coordinator, Sister Bridget Deline. On that day, over 35 volunteers served eight Columbia community sites, serving over 100 hundred service hours.
Since then, the IDSC joined efforts with The Corporation for National and Community Service, a federal agency that engages more than five million Americans in service, for the 2011 MLK Day of Service held on January 17, 2011. On that day, 108 IDSC members participated, serving 482 volunteer hours.
On July 12, 2011, volunteers worked 120 service hours for the destitute communities in honor of the 3rd Annual COOLJC International Department of Social Concerns (IDSC) “National Day of Service.” The IDSC partnered with The Sandtown Habitat for Humanity and The Salvation Army of Greater Baltimore.
Since the inception of the IDSC, 772 service hours were donated to communities throughout the United States, time valued at more than $16,000.
On September 8, 2010, the IDSC formulated a Facebook Account (COOLJC International Department of Social Concerns) that now has 165 members and a website:

Our purpose is to be witnesses for Jesus in all of the communities of the world; this means we will provide corporate evangelism, with the main focus of linking community & social agencies to the Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ.

  1. To let the Lord know that we love Him with all of our heart, soul, and mind
  2. To execute the “Great Commission.
  3. To fulfill the purpose of the COOLJC
  4. To accomplish the mission of the IDSC
    1. Let our light shine before men, through that they may see our good works,
      and glorify our Father which is in heaven...Matthew 5:16
    2. Let the world know we are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation,
      a people belonging to God, that we may declare the praise of Him who called
      us out of darkness into His marvelous light… I Peter 2:9;
    3. Become a Modern-Day Nehemiah:
      1. Patriotic.
      2. Prayerful.
      3. Perceptive;
      4. Persistent;
      5. Persuasive,
      6. Persuasive,
        Supporting Scriptures: Nehemiah 1:1-4; 2:17-20; 4:1-23; 5:1-13; 5:14-19; 6:1-19.
    4. Leave behind an ongoing community project in each city where the COOLJC convenes..