Teamwork: Not Doing It Alone

by Tim Faulkner General Secretary"What you are doing is not good. You and the people with you will certainly wear yourselves out, for the thing is too heavy for you. You are not able to do it alone."– Jethro, the father-in-law of Moses in Exodus 18:17-18 ESV Try to...

The 5 C’s

Churches are desperate for good leadership and not just pastoral leadership.  Leaders come in all shapes and sizes, and good leaders are needed throughout an organization, not just at the top.  In many ways the role of the senior pastor is primarily to train up other...

Building Multicultural Ministry Teams

The ideal of multiculturalism is precious to all those who serve in and attend international churches. As the old hymn proclaims, “In Christ there is no east or west,” and it is a precious biblical truth that God has only one true church comprised of the redeemed in...

Discovering Your SERVE Profile

With all the transitions within our IBC churches, we are always looking for new people to lead or to work within the ministries of our churches.  But how do we go about discovering these people, matching them to the needs of our church, and equipping them for service?...

Turn Your Volunteer List into a Team

I recently attend the Engage One Day 2021 online conference where speakers and seminar leaders talked about ways to re-engage church members as they began to return to church.  One of the best seminars of the day was presented by Tracy Yantzer, Guest Experience...

When You Cannot Go to Euroventure …

When you cannot go to Euroventure, you do the next best thing and have Euroventure come to you.  And that’s what we did in 2021 – turning a week-long in-person camp in beautiful Switzerland into a week-end-long virtual camp – complete with speaker, music, drama,...

Connecting with Partners

Recently IBC General Secretary Tim Faulkner had the opportunity to spend time with three leaders of partner organizations of the IBC. Meego Remmel, President of the European Baptist Federation; Elijah Brown, General Secretary of the Baptist World Alliance; and...

Bremen, Germany

The pandemic and all the restrictions it has brought with it has not stopped a group of International Baptist Church, Bremen, Germany, students from reaching out with the gospel to the people of Bremen. Armed with masks and a passion for the lost, they have faithfully...

San Jose, Costa Rica

One of the highlights for our church is when we have people profess their faith publicly through baptism. As part of their baptism, we ask them to prepare and then share their personal testimony. On 25 July, we baptized four people. All of them shared very powerful...

Bratislava, Slovakia

After nearly seven years at Bratislava Faith Community Gerhard and Joan Venter have retired from full-time ministry and returned to South Africa.  On their final Sunday, 27 June, a picnic lunch was held in the church garden following the morning service, and suitable...

Sao Paulo, Brazil

On 31 July, Nathanael, Julie, Ethan, and Micah Fawcett gathered with Calvary International Church’s congregation in São Paulo, Brazil, to say good-bye. Nathanael is leaving Calvary after being on staff for 19 years, 11 as associate pastor and eight as lead pastor. It...

Oberursel, Germany

One of the highlights of our church calendar happens on a football pitch in the middle of the school holidays. For five days in July, 50 volunteers from International Christian Fellowship in Oberursel and from our local community came together to put on a football...

 

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