November 2018

Moving Ahead … to the Glory and Praise of God

And this is my prayer, that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless until the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus...

General Secretary Announces Retirement Plans

Jimmy Martin, general secretary of the International Baptist Convention, announced his retirement plans for the end of 2020 at the convention’s 55th Annual Convention Meeting, held 29-31 October in Madrid, Spain. Martin has served as general secretary since 2003....

Every Church Planting Churches Theme of MULTIPLY

“Every Church Planting Churches” was the theme of our fall MULTIPLY Conference held in Madrid, Spain, on 1 November, following the IBC Annual Convention Meeting. Fifty-four leaders from 21 of our churches joined the “multiplication conversation.” The energy was high! ...

We Value … Unity

Unity: Part of the Same Spiritual Family   This post is part of a six-part series, written by a leader within the convention, on our core values.  Our core values show who we are and what motivates us. Unity is a result of salvation. Through the work of God's Spirit,...

We Value … Diversity

Diversity:  The New Humanity and Its Implications   This post is part of a six-part series, written by a leader within the convention, on our core values.  Our core values show who we are and what motivates us.   The International Baptist Convention values its...

IBC Helps Turkish Partners through Mission Trip

The first thing that caught my attention was the sheer size and population of Istanbul. Living in Paris, I’m used to the expanse of a global city, but Istanbul was a whole new kind of animal. Unlike other metropolitans I visited, Istanbul was very much a “lived...

Missions Mobilization: Prayer, Participation, Partnership

A mobilized church is a church devoted to missions!  As a means of supporting our mission of “multiplying and mobilizing disciple-making churches” the Building Connections Missions Team want to challenge you and your church to connect with the IBC, IBC churches,...

MLC/Global Church Global World Conference

Ministry Leadership Conference: Global Church Global World Conference 29 April to 2 May 2019 Dubai, United Arab Emirates   2 scholarships per church provided by the IBC   For more information and to register:...

Men’s Conference Set for 18-21 January

This year’s men’s conference will feature Ian Coffey, an international pastor, teacher, and writer whose particular passion is to help men become godly leaders in their homes, work, and church.  Coming from Great Britain, Ian will be our main speaker for the weekend...

IBC Women’s Conference Set for 5-7 April

The IBC Woman’s Team recently spent a weekend in Rehe, Germany, planning the 5-7 April 2019 Woman’s Conference.  This spring  conference will be held at Rehe retreat facility, nestled in the beautiful countryside, surrounded by hiking trails, quiet paths, and areas...

Bratislava, Slovakia

Surprised by the Lord It's not every day that we have baptisms at Bratislava Faith Community, Slovakia. Most people who arrive and look for a church are already members of a church somewhere. But, as we seek to reach the expat community in our city, the Lord is...

Darmstadt, Germany

Over the weekend of 31 August – 2 September, Converge International Fellowship, Darmstadt, Germany, hosted a church retreat at the Lachener Gästehäuser in Neustadt/Weinstrasse, Germany.  Twenty-six people, representing 4 IBC churches attended the retreat, with Nick...

Hoensbroek, Netherlands

Engraved! In October, the Emmanuel Baptist Church, Hoensbroek, Netherlands, women’s fellowship monthly event was an interesting afternoon of prayer time, Scripture devotional, pyrography art, and fellowship. Jocelynn Dagosta shared the devotional and did a workshop on...

São Paulo, Brazil

On 20 October the leadership at Calvary International Church, São Paulo, Brazil, met for one more round of discussions in the ReFresh program. Pastor Nathanael Fawcett led the meeting where deacons and their wives talked about actions for 2019 that coincide with...

Prague, Czech Republic

My local Baptist church in Prague, Czech Republic, has really been very active and involved in anti-trafficking ministry within especially Prague, but also including other parts of the Czech Republic. I hope that through hearing the story of how our church started an...

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