God’s Work Always Outlasts Us

by Tim Faulkner General Secretary God’s work always outlasts us but never overlooks us. God gives us enough time and resources to accomplish what He wants us to accomplish both alone and with others. Our focus is multi-generational. And he gave the apostles, the...

Passing the Baton of Leadership

During the final session of the IBC’s Annual Convention Meeting, General Secretary Jimmy Martin passed the baton of leadership to incoming General Secretary Tim Faulkner.  Martin will retire at the end of the year, completing 18 years of service as the general...

Prayer of Dedication for the Faulkners

If anyone is above reproach, the husband of one wife, and his children are believers and not open to the charge of debauchery or insubordination. For an overseer, as God's steward, must be above reproach. He must not be arrogant or quick-tempered or a drunkard or...

2020: An Interesting Year for Us All

by Jimmy Martin Former General Secretary LORD, you have been our dwelling place throughout all generations.  Before the mountains were born or you brought forth the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting, you are God. …  Teach us to number our days...

IBC Says Farewell to the Martins

Saying “farewell” to the IBC family is for Laurie and me a farewell to friends who are also brothers and sisters.  We have shared much together.  I have visited all of our IBC churches, most of them numerous times.  Pastors and wives and others in our churches have...

Meet the Faulkners

​This fall my father had the honor of stepping into the role of General Secretary for the IBC with my mother at his side. When my parents started their journey of following God's call into the mission field, they never could have dreamed this is where God would take...

Intentional Multiplication: Principles Driving Our IBC Church Multiplication Strategy

​“Nobody finishes well by accident.” – John C. Maxwell “Intention is to say, ‘I have a dream, and now I’m going to do something about it.’” – Jeremie Kubicek “Multiplication is the intentional transfer of knowledge, skills, and expertise into the lives of the people...

GMO 2020 to Reach the “Least of These”

The IBC’s 2020 Global Missions Offering is going to help some of the “least of these” in the world today – the women and children refugees in Lesvos, the schools and children in Lebanon, and the Pomeranians, a little-reached people group in Brazil. IBC Missions     ...

Online ACM: IBC Welcomes 3 New Churches

​The International Baptist Convention’s at its online 57th Annual Convention Meeting, held 27-28 October, said farewell to General Secretary Jimmy Martin and welcomed new General Secretary Tim Faulkner.  It also welcomed three new churches, approved a €363,432 budget...

Oberursel, Germany

A refugee woman asked, “Why are you doing this for me?”. The answer, “Because we love you.” She’s the second wife, relocated to a different shelter with the youngest kids. Isolated. Alone. We were walking in the rain, and she needed a coat and boots. Confused why we...

San Jose, Costa Rica

What an interesting time we are living in during these months of COVID-19. Like many other churches around the world we have been greatly impacted in our attendance due to health concerns and governmental restrictions. However, the Lord has been good to our...

 

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