Ministry Leadership Conference:

13 to 17 March 2020

Dubrovnik, Croatia


We pray this will be an incredible time of refreshment, relaxation, and fellowship together.

You will have the opportunity to learn Jim Putnam’s model of Relational Discipleship. Jim is the co-founder and Senior Pastor of Real Life Ministries in Post Falls, Idaho. His passion is discipleship through small groups. With his background in sports and coaching, he believes in the value of strong coaching as a means to disciple others.

In addition, we are going to have an incredible variety of seminars that will appeal to staff and volunteer leaders alike.

This conference is for pastors, their spouses, and all church leaders…anyone who would benefit from solid Christian teaching on leadership.

The program will start at 18:00 on Friday, 13 March, and finish with breakfast on Tuesday, 17 March. Afternoons are free for sightseeing (one group tour will be provided).


in addition to Jim Putman’s teaching and training, we will also have a selection of seminars to equip staff and volunteer leaders in topics ranging from how to serve God in the workplace to spiritual principles of leadership to how to create an eDiscipleship platform.


Dubrovnik is a beautiful city, rich with history. It has been described as the ‘pearl of the Adriatic’. The Old Town and its many sights (including the well-preserved city walls along which you can walk) is one of the top attractions. There are many other attractions in the area as well. You can read more about it here

A group tour is arranged for the Saturday afternoon along the coast to the old town of Ston. Sunday and Monday afternoons are free to do your own sightseeing. 

Multiply Conference

PLAN TO JOIN US for one day after the MLC! Come hear how you and your church can be a part of a Church Multiplication Network. The purpose of our IBC CMNs is to encourage, resource, facilitate, support, equip and challenge churches to plant churches that will plant church-planting churches. CMNs are for EVERYONE…parent church leaders, church planters, church plant team members and anyone else with a desire to play a role in seeing churches multiplying more and more disciple-making churches.

Start: 09:00  |  End: 13:00


The cost includes 4 nights accommodation with breakfast (Friday to Monday nights), dinner on Saturday evening, and a group tour on Saturday afternoon. 

Scholarship* couple EUR 375
Scholarship* individual EUR 225
Full price couple EUR 610
Full price individual EUR 405

*max. two scholarships per IBC church, one for a staff couple/single, one for a volunteer leader couple/single, the number of scholarships is limited so please register early. 


Importanne Resort Hotel

Importanne Resort is situated in the Babin Kuk area of the Lapad peninsula, about 2 miles (3.8 kilometres) from the city centre. The Old town and one of the city’s best known street – Stradun can easily be reached by bus (bus routes 5 & 6). The bus station is located 300 m from Importanne Resort.

If you are arriving from Dubrovnik Airport in Čilipi, 15 miles (25 kilometres) from the Resort, transport is possible by taxi, transfer service or bus lines.
Taxi: at the airport, cost approx. 300 kuna
Transfer service: Adriatic Explore, email: (up to 3 people 300 kuna/up to 8 people 340 kuna/up to 19 people 1,400 kuna).
Bus: take the bus into the city (45 kuna), get off at Pile Gate, take bus number 6 to the hotel. The bus stop is on the same side of the street as you got off the airport bus. The last stop is the Importanne Resort. Walk through the car park and along a path to the Ariston Hotel reception. City bus ticket costs 15 kuna.

EUR 1 = approx. 7 kuna

The resort hotels offer its guests premium accommodation with breathtaking views of the Adriatic Sea, a unique culinary offer of local delicacies and many opportunities and activities to explore the beauties of Dubrovnik.

Up to 3 extra nights before/after the conference at the special rate of EUR 90 (double) / EUR 75 (single) can be reserved by emailing:
For more than 3 nights, please contact: .