April 2018

Moving toward our Mission and Vision

Moving toward our Mission and Vision   “So, then… I was not disobedient to the vision from heaven.” Acts 26:19 God is at work in and through IBC churches.  Getting to travel to churches almost weekly, I rejoice to see God moving in and through our churches, changing...

First-Ever Latin America Ministry Leadership Conference Held

Pastors from all over South and Central America gathered together in Buenos Aires, Argentina, from 27 February-3 March for the first-ever Latin America Ministry Leadership Conference. The idea was to give pastors from the Latin America region the opportunity to meet...

MLC: Leading Out of His Abundance of Grace

The Bible study with Bob Marsh is one of my favorite parts of the IBC Ministry Leadership Conferences. During our first morning session in Larnaca, Cyprus, Bob jumped into a study of Peter and began with John 21:15-19. This is the story where Jesus extends grace to...

MULTIPLY Conference Explores Disciple Making in Transient Communities

Perhaps the best yet MULTIPLY Conference was held on 13 March following the International Baptist Convention’s Ministry Leadership Conference in Larnaca, Cyprus.  Nearly 50 IBC leaders gathered to tackle the critical subject of “reproducing disciples in transient...

Making Disciples in Transient Communities

The world is on the move! Millions of people are moving at any given time in a multitude of directions. In today’s fast-paced world of globalization, not even national boundaries slow people down. According to United Nations statistics, more than 200 million people...

Get Involved in a Missions Opportunity

Turkey Ertan Cevik, president of the Turkish Baptist Alliance, and his daughter are hosting their annual summer camp for young adults (18-30 years of age) 24-29 June.  They have asked that the International Baptist Convention send a team of 8-10 people to support...

Euroventure 2018: Holy Set Apart is Theme for Youth Conference

We are very excited about what we expect to be a great week at Euroventure 2017. Euroventure is designed for students who have completed 6th – 12th grades or the European equivalents (ages 12-19 years old). Euroventure is sponsored by the International Baptist...

Women’s Corner: Don’t Give Up!

“I want to quit!” Have you ever felt like saying that to God about something in your life? I have. Maybe it’s a commitment that became bigger or more demanding than it ever was supposed to be. It could be a relationship that always takes and never gives back....

In Memoriam – Herbert Stout

Herbert Stout 2 December 1927-10 January 2018   A Tribute by Jimmy Martin A dear friend of mine and many others in the IBC family has joined the “cloud of witnesses” who set an example of faith for many, and who now cheer us on as we live and serve Christ...

Join the MULTIPLY Conference!

Dear IBC Pastors & Church Leaders, The IBC has a dream! It’s a huge dream that’s only possible with God…and you!  We dream of becoming a church multiplication movement with every one of our IBC churches participating in starting new disciple-making churches around the...

Jurbise, Belgium

One of the previous pastors of the International Bible Church, Jurbise, Belgium, once said, “Pastoring an international church is like pastoring a parade!” In many of our churches, the so-called “revolving door” is a challenge to any kind of ongoing leadership...

Zürich, Switzerland

The Women at the Well “Those who refresh others will themselves be refreshed.” (Proverbs 11: 25b) On 2 September 2017, the International Church of Zürich saw a relaunch of its women’s ministry, together with a new name. In an international church, the feeling of...

Paris, France and Hoensbroek, The Netherlands

From 2-4 March, the Emmanuel International Church of Paris had their annual men’s retreat. As a former member of EIC Paris, I suggested to Paul Ho (EIC men’s minister) and Parker Windle (EIC senior pastor) that a group of men from Emmanuel Baptist Church of...

Eindhoven, The Netherlands

On 4 March, the International Baptist Church, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, held a special Community Connect. On this Sunday, extra activities were organized to create an additional opportunity for fellowship and building relationships. During the morning service, all...

Giessen, Germany

“We are Your Church…” As in any family, there are changes and phases in the history of a church that need embracing. Our church in its very beginning served the American soldiers stationed in the region so that they might have an English-language service...

Hoensbroek, The Netherlands

Each month, Emmanuel Baptist Church, Hoensbroek, The Netherlands, holds a women’s fellowship event.  In February, the theme of our event was “Teapots and Tea.” We shared a time of prayer, a spiritual devotional related to the theme, and a Russian tea ceremony and...

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