September 2019

We are Family

“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.” (Galatians 6:9-10)   I grew up...

Multiplying Churches: Doing Your Part

Here’s our vision:  “A movement of global-minded churches reproducing healthy disciples, leaders, and congregations.”Here’s our dream:  “Churches praying for, contributing to, and supporting an ever-increasing number of church plants to reach people with the Gospel,...

Strengthening Churches: Building a Better Body

I feel like before I ask you to read my article, I should introduce myself.  My name is Barry Cole, and I have the incredible privilege of pastoring Aviano Baptist Church in Aviano, Italy.  Also, this past October, I was blessed to begin service as the Strengthening...

Empowering Leaders: Learning from Others

Empowering Leaders Core Strategy is up to some exciting things!  First off, we are really excited to see many of you in Dubai at the Global Church for a Global World (GCGW) conference, which is serving in place of our Ministry Leadership Conference (MLC) this year. ...

Building Connections: Multiplying Disciples through Missions

“I listened to Jonny tell his story of finding Jesus and realized I can do that, too.” Alex AdebayoAlex and Jonny were sitting around the table at McDonald’s – after a great round of laser tag -- with two other teenagers listening to Jonny share his testimony.  One of...

Developing Resources: Taking Advantage of Resources Offered

In September the Developing Resources team launched a subscription service for RightNow Media (RNM) for all International Baptist Convention churches.  Since that time more than 40 of our churches have taken advantage of this offer and provided this resource to...

Walking in the Light: Euroventure 2019 Extended by a Day

We are very excited about what we expect to be a great week at Euroventure 2019. We’re so excited that this year we’ve made it one day longer. Usually running from Saturday through Thursday, this year we will end camp on Friday morning.  Dates for Euroventure are...

We Value … Partnership

Partnership: Participating WITH   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. One of the core values of the International Baptist Convention is...

We Value … Fellowship

Fellowship: Participating IN   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. As someone raised in a missionary family, whose father was a pastor and...

Women’s Conference: Only in Christ are We Unshakeable

“He is my fortress, I will never be shaken." (Psalm 62:2)A weekend at the Rehe Christian Centre, nestled in the middle of the woods with a captivating landscape of the still beauty of nature, was a spiritual treat to the mind and soul as we meditated on the...

Women’s Corner: Made to Relate, Not to Isolate

Worldwide, a living-room couch points to a TV screen. Today, we take pride in a screen that shadows us wherever we go. Our phone. We basically carry the living room throughout the day. Hence, we find it hard to unplug from this pixelated screen, since smart minds...

Partnering Together to Touch Lives

Oskars Lusis is one of the church planters supported by the International Baptist Convention through its partnership with the European Baptist Federation’s Mission Partnerships.  Lusis, his wife, and two small children serve in Olaine, Latvia.  Having graduated from...

General Secretary Search Committee Working

The General Secretary Search Committee met on 20 February to continue moving forward in the search for the next general secretary of the International Baptist Convention. The group worked on developing questions and creating ways to receive feedback from various...

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