Celebrating Our Family

by Tim Faulkner General Secretary            As I look back at the recent Annual Convention Meeting in Kaiserslautern, Germany, I believe that we truly reached the goal of our theme: Celebrating Our Family. The feedback has been predominantly positive -- both what was...

General Secretary’s Report: Celebrating Gains, Recognizing Gaps, and Receiving Grace

Are we beginning to commend ourselves again? Or do we need, like some people, letters of recommendation to you or from you? You yourselves are our letter, written on our hearts, known and read by everyone. You show that you are a letter from Christ, the result of our...

Convention Welcomes New Church

The International Baptist Convention at its hybrid 58th Annual Convention Meeting, held 25-27 October, at Faith Baptist Church, Kaiserslautern, Germany, celebrated the family of churches it is and rejoiced at being able to meet again in-person.  As part of the...

My Family: Principles and Biblical Values for the IBC Family

I count it a privilege to serve this convention as one of its presidents and bring this message to the Annual Meeting.  But I was hesitant.  What could I teach a group of pastors and ministry leaders as yourselves? At my church we are currently preaching an expository...

Our Family: Celebrating in the Midst of Disagreements

A common reaction of many people to Baptists is that they can much more quickly tell you what you can't do than to tell you what you can do. It is a common perception. Some people hear “Baptist” and think "no fun there.” Others recognize a tradition that takes...

GMO 2021 to Declare His Glory among the Nations

​The IBC’s 2021 Global Missions Offering will go to help people in three different nations – Brazil, Rwanda, and Haiti.  In doing so, we will help to “Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous deeds among all peoples” (Psalm 96:3). IBC Missions: Touching...

Bratislava, Slovakia

​On the weekend of 15 October, we at Bratislava Faith Community were able to attend a church retreat at the Berea Christian Centre in the Modra region of Slovakia. This was a blessed time as we spent time together as a congregation face-to-face. It has been a long...

Darmstadt, Germany

We weren’t very far along in the pastor search process at Converge International Fellowship, Darmstadt, Germany, before Covid-19 and lockdown hit, forcing the process on-line. In February 2021, almost a year later, we called Chris Horn to be our new pastor. But, how...

Berlin, Germany

NEW HIVE church planting in partnership with IBC Berlin Are we a church, only when we are awake and active at Sunday worship services? Could our everyday lived-out experiences -- our wake and sleep -- altogether also be part of us being church and at worship? There...

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