New Pastors & Wives Orientation, Frankfurt, Germany - 26 to 27 September 2017
More information provided in the invitations sent by the IBC office.
MULTIPLY Conference, Oberursel (near Frankfurt), Germany - 26 October 2017
Please join us for a dedicated day of conversations focused on church multiplication! On October 26th, the day following our Annual Convention Meeting, we will have our MULTIPLY Conference to dialogue with one another sharing ideas, dreams, and opportunities about multiplying our congregations. Plan to be there and participate in this exciting conversation!
Time: The one-day conference is from 9am-3pm.
Where: ICF Oberursel (near Frankfurt), Germany
Meal: Lunch is included at no cost to participants!
Focus Topic: This conference’s Focus Topic will be “Assessing International Church Planters”!
Global Missions Offering - 3 December 2017
This offering is collected during the month of December (the above images are from 2016).
Posters, flyers and offering envelopes will be sent to the churches. If you need more, please contact: [email protected]
Ministry Leadership Conference
Dates & location for 2018 to be confirmed
Annual Convention Meeting, Oberursel (near Frankfurt), Germany - 23 to 25 October 2017
This is a time where we take major decisions related to our mission and vision; a time to decide on new leaders; a time to receive reports and give feedback to the directors of our core strategies: Multiplying Churches, Strengthening Churches, Building Connections, Developing Resources, and Empowering Leaders. It is also a time of worship and prayer, encouragement and fellowship.
This year, being the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, we will put a focus on the impact of the Reformation to 21st century Christianity and, specifically the IBC. During our evening worship times we will be reminded of the Reformation’s impact through such emphases as the 5 Solas—Scripture alone, Faith alone, Grace alone, Christ alone, and God’s glory alone. We will see and hear from some of the principal reformers through vignettes—Martin Luther, John Calvin, and Ulrich Zwingli. We will also hear about the impact of the Anabaptist and Baptist movements on our day. Of course, we will also look at challenges ahead for our family of churches. We plan to take afternoon trips to Worms, where Martin Luther answered to the authorities for his writings at the famous Diet of Worms; and visit the Gutenberg Museum in Mainz, where God used the newly invented printing press to spread the message of the Gospel in a powerful way.
Please register here. Please make your hotel reservations as soon as possible as availability is limited (email admin(@)ibc-churches.org for a list of hotels or to register your interest in staying with a host family).
Church Planter Assessment Center, Oberursel (near Frankfurt), Germany - 27 October 2017
What is an Assessment Center?
It is an intensive event staffed by trained assessors to encourage and observe church planting candidates. Candidates have the opportunity to preach, cast vision, work in team settings, and meet with counselors and assessors to prepare for the potential role as a church planter. Assessors provide a personalized and thorough assessment of church planting candidates.
Why Assess Church Planters?
The purpose of assessment is to reduce risk and increase church planting success. We use assessment to figure out each individual’s capacity to be the lead pastor on a planting team.
Start looking now for potential church planters!
More details coming!
Men's Conference, Lenk, Switzerland - 12 to 15 January 2018
Information will be available later in the year.