August 2018

Victories and Promises Fulfilled but not without Struggles

“Now then, just as the LORD promised, he has kept me alive… So here I am today, eighty-five years old! ... I am still as strong today as the day Moses sent me out; I’m just as vigorous to go out to battle now as I was then.  Now give me this hilly country that the...

Why Be a Member of a Denomination?

“I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now.” (Philippians 1:3-5) We are members of the International Baptist Convention and also of the...

EuroVenture 2018 Favorite Moments

I loved seeing how happy everyone was. The music:  The only time I've ever experienced that kind of energy has been at Euroventure.

Radical, Relevant, Real: Living a Life that Outlives You

Europe has a significantly longer recorded history than my home country. One thing living here has impressed upon me is how many people have lived and died before my time...and have been completely forgotten! Of course, there are exceptional people who are remembered...

Missions Opportunities Available

Looking for a way to get involved with hands-on missions with an IBC connection?  Here are two ways we know about. South Africa Bruce and Shirley Davies (formerly of IBC Zürich) have requested, through Missions Europa network, a missions team to help them with...

What is an IBC LEAD Team?

No one should plant a church alone! The challenges, struggles, ups and downs, the need for input and feedback, and the joys, all make networking with others that are doing similar ministry vital and necessary. One of the essential elements for equipping church...

Sedge Fen, England

Sunday, 6 May, was a day that saw historic change at Sedge Fen Baptist Church in the beautiful countryside of Suffolk, England.  Pastor John Heiserman and wife Denise, who had led the church since November 2000, departed for the United States and the next chapter of...

Darmstadt, Germany

The Second International Faith and Science Forum dealt with the question “Is God acting in the world in conflict with the laws of nature?” The H+ Hotel in Darmstadt, Germany, again provided a pleasant setting for this 23 June event, organized by Converge International...

Zürich, Switzerland

After the return of Pastor Will Colledge to South Africa, and with some time before his prospective replacement could begin, the International Baptist Church, Zürich, Switzerland, were in need of an interim pastor. Jim McVicar came very highly recommended. Placing...

San Jose, Costa Rica

The summer months often mean a downturn in attendance and participation in the life of the International Baptist Church, San Jose, Costa Rica. This has not been the case these last two months. Though we have had a number of people traveling and have said good bye to a...

Stuttgart, Germany

“The best days of IBC Stuttgart are ahead of us.” These are the words Pastor David Packer repeatedly states as we move closer to the construction of a new building. Nearly seven years ago, the International Baptist Church of Stuttgart, Germany, began praying for a new...

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