May 2017

Celebrating Our Core Values of Fellowship, Partnership

I commend to you our sister Phoebe, a servant of the church in Cenchrea.  I ask you to receive her in the Lord in a way worthy of the saints and to give her any help she may need from you, for she has been a great help to many people, including me.  Greet Priscilla...
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Healthy Leaders Build Healthy Churches

The International Baptist Convention's Ministry Leadership Conference was held 24-28 March in Vouliagmeni, Athens, Greece.  The weekend conference provided pastors and leaders in IBC churches an opportunity to enjoy fellowship, relaxation, encouragement, teaching, and...
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Coaching for Multiplication

More than 50 people joined the “multiplication conversation” at our most recent MULTIPLY Conference.  Twenty-five IBC churches were represented at the conference held just outside of Athens, Greece, on 28 March following the Ministry Leadership Conference. The purpose...
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Convention Elects New 2nd VP

The International Baptist Convention held a called business meeting during the Ministry Leadership Conference on 25 March in Vouliagmeni, Athens, Greece.  According to the constitution and operations manual adopted in October 2016, the IBC can hold a called business...
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Speakers and Seminars Set for Connect Conference 3-6 August

The first newly designed Connect Family Conference will be held 3-6 August at the Lachen Gästerhäuser in Neustadt an der Weinstrasse, Germany. Rodney Woo, pastor of the International Baptist Church of Singapore will be the featured speaker.  During the worship service...
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Reformed: Youth Lives Changed

Reformed, celebrating the Reformation’s 500th anniversary, is the theme for Euroventure 2017, held 8-13 July in Grindelwald, Switzerland.  Euroventure, a week-long camp, is designed for students who have completed 6th – 12th grades or the European equivalents (ages...
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IBC CPAC to be held in Oberursel in October

The International Baptist Convention will be conducting a Church Planter Assessment in Oberursel, Germany, on 26-27 October 2017. This will be a great opportunity for church planter candidates already living in Europe to participate. What is an Assessment Center? An...
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Giving a Legacy Gift

During my freshman year at university, I took an introductory journalism class as the first step in my journalism degree.  One of the assignments was to learn to write obituaries by writing our own.  While this might seem like a rather morbid assignment, it actually...
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Creating a Culture of Leadership Development

And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable people who will also be qualified to teach others. (2 Tim. 2:2) Developing leaders was one of the passions of the Apostle Paul.  In addition to being a renowned church planter,...
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IBC Adopts EBM Project

The International Baptist Convention has been a member of the European Baptist Mission International for many years now and has supported the work of EBMI through its Global Missions Offering.  Now, under the direction of Director of Building Connections Scott Corwin...
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Ramstein, Germany

A simple Invitation: "Would you like to come to a Christmas Party?"  Such an ordinary thing.  Most of us take such an invitation for granted and even receive more than we can accommodate during the holidays.  And yet a simple invitation can also be a wonderful gift...
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Rome, Italy

When is a church doing its greatest work? Is it in the midst of building projects, large numbers in attendance, or catchy events with bright lights and entertainment? These can all be great things, but they are not what makes a church THE Church. My wife, Jana, and I...
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Sao Paulo, Brazil

The leadership at Calvary International Church in São Paulo, Brazil, got together in January for their first Refresh meetings with Gary Preston (Director of Church Strengthening and Pastor, Frontline Community Church, Ramstein, Germany). It was a wonderful time of...
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Buenos Aires, Argentina

Our year at the International Baptist Church, Buenos Aires, Argentina, has started with a bang as we hosted two seminars on consecutive weekends. On Saturday, 4 March, we hosted the first-ever Global Leadership Summit event in English, ministering to the...
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Darmstadt, Germany

Having fun and reaching out! Converge International Fellowship, Darmstadt, Germany, held its first Board Game Night on Saturday, 25 March. The organizers took over four inter-connected rooms at the top of the church building used each week for their Sunday services....
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