IBC Churches Respond to Ukrainian Refugee Crisis

Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it. (Hebrews 13:2) For many of us, the war in Ukraine remains at the forefront of our thoughts. Many are responding to the refugee and...

Celebrating in the Midst of Suffering

by Tim Faulkner General Secretary          At various moments in my life, I have been in line with other friends, waiting to throw the rice as a new couple emerges after their wedding ceremony. On a few of these occasions, at the same time, another group was gathered...

Join the Children’s Ministry Cohort

          The Children’s Ministry Cohort began in February so that children’s ministry leaders could meet and pray for one another, encourage one another, fellowship together, share about experiences in children’s ministry, and have fun.  The hope is to build a team...

MLCs Offer Encouragement, Fellowship, and Learning

MLC Argentina The Ministry Leadership Conference in Argentina was an incredibly encouraging experience!  MLCs in Latin America are more intimate than their European counterparts, allowing everyone to fellowship with everyone throughout the week. As pastors and other...

Multiply Conferences Span Two Continents

In March we pulled off a new IBC first -- two Multiply Conferences on two continents in the same month! Approximately 70 leaders from countries in South America, Central America, and across Europe gathered in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Dubrovnik, Croatia, to join...

Women Wake Up to What is Possible

“Dear God, thank you for this day. Thank you that I’ve not grumbled, been greedy, unkind or overindulgent. I’m very thankful for that. But God, I’m about to get out of bed now and I’m going to need a lot of help. Amen.” Ah, have you ever felt like that as you woke up...

God Workings through a Refugee-Welcoming Church: A Testimony on the Rebirth of Bethel IBC and the Birth of All4Aid

He [the Lord] shows love to the foreigners living among you and gives them food and clothing. So you, too, must show love to foreigners, for you yourselves were once foreigners in the land of Egypt. (Deuteronomy 10:17-19) It was a cold Sunday morning in January 2014....

A Series of Unfortunate Events

“There is a time to tear and a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak, a time to love and a time hate, a time for war and a time for peace” (Ecclesiastes 3:7-8). Well Mr. Putin decided it was time for war. I don’t know why, but what I do know is that he...

More than a Charity

Imagine you just moved into your brand-new house. You're eating lunch in your new backyard and suddenly it gets bombed. I know you must be thinking, “She watches way too many Sci-Fi movies.” But actually, this is what’s happening right now in Ukraine. Many of the...

Meeting Needs in Bratislava

Three brief stories that show some of the direct ways that our church, Bratislava Faith Community, has been able to support refugees: Sharing the Love of JesusOne couple in our church housed a 17-year-old boy and a 20-year-old young woman for a number of weeks. They...

Resources to Share the Gospel with Ukrainians

The following groups have resources available to help you share the gospel message with Ukrainian refugees.  If you know of others, please contact us at resources@ibc-churches.org. Der Gute Botschaft Verlag (The Good News Publishers) GBV has Ukrainian and Russian...

Brussels, Belgium

1 Corinthians 12:26 says "If one member suffers, all suffer together; if one member is honored, all rejoice together." Let’s therefore glorify God and love our neighbors like ourselves by extending a helping hand to those in need and opening our arms to the needy to...

Portimao, Portugal

During the pandemic, the ministry of the soup kitchen of the International Christian Fellowship Baptist Church, Portimao, Portugal, skyrocketed as many more people found themselves without work, food, and shelter. Whereas in the past we used to feed up to 60 on a...

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