April 2020

Certainty in Times of Uncertainty and Transition

by Jimmy Martin General Secretary           Great is thy faithfulness, O God my Father, There is no shadow of turning with thee; Thou changest not, thy compassions, they fail not; As thou hast been Thou forever will be.   Pardon for sin And a peace that endureth,...

Tim Faulkner Elected as New General Secretary

In a special online called meeting on 16 March, the International Baptist Convention overwhelmingly approved Tim Faulkner as the next General Secretary of the convention.  Faulkner was presented as the candidate by the General Secretary Search Team after a 15-month...

Church Multiplication Networks Launched

The International Baptist Convention launched our brand new Church Multiplication Networks in April. Initially, we have one in Europe and one in Latin America…but of course we expect to multiply!What are CMNs?  CMNs exist to encourage, resource, facilitate, support,...

Women’s Conference Now Set for September

Like many countries, Spain is on lockdown because of COVID-19. Due to the unknown of how long these restrictions will be in place, the IBC Women’s Team prayerfully decided to reschedule the IBC Women’s Conference and not cancel it. Good news: if you have...

Opportunity Lost, Opportunity Gained, Discovering IBC Churches Online

Up with the moon, I only see dark through the window. Thankfully Tim is an early bird and already has the coffee ready. This is part of our new Sunday rhythm.If we were in Italy, Sunday would find us at Il Faro International Baptist Church. Being in the U.S. as...

Whispers of Faith in Exile

I remember a police officer once telling me about a strategy that he used to de-escalate potentially dangerous situations on the job. While others are involved in an altercation, which inherently means loud, he would enter into the conflict and purposely speak in a...

Euroventure Cancelled for 2020

 The Euroventure Team has made the hard decision to cancel camp for 2020. This was difficult because we are always in awe of what God does at camp and the incredible experience of many teens placing their faith in Jesus for the first time or recommitting their lives...

Helping Church Planters in Turkey

Editor’s Note:  The International Baptist Convention is in partnership with Pastor Ertan Cevik and the Turkish Baptist Alliance through the European Baptist Mission International.  Part of the IBC’s Global Missions Offering for the past two years has gone to the...

Introducing the Aquila Initiative for Training Marketplace Missionaries

In the summer of 2017 my wife and I came to Bonn, Germany, for a three-month research exchange. I was working on my Ph.D. and our family plans were clear: go to England for a Ph.D. and get back to the U.S. Above all the plan was to get hired in a nice and safe...

Panama City, Panama

LifeBridge International Church, Panama City, Panama, held their Leadership Link Conference, 6-7 March. It was a time for encouragement and equipping where the volunteers of LifeBridge spent the time digging into the Word and looking at what leadership looks like from...

Portimao, Portugal

Give thanks to the Lord; call on His name; make known among the nations what He has done. Look to the Lord and His strength; seek His face always. (Psalm 105:1,4)What a great psalm this is, reminding us of how much God has done for us and our responsibility to make...

Darmstadt, Germany

My Journey with ChristHello, my name is Kasja Sadler. I am 15 years old and was recently baptized at Converge International Fellowship in Darmstadt, Germany. I would like to tell you about my story with Christ.As a child I always believed in God and Jesus. I always...

Stuttgart, Germany

"Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain." (Psalm 127:1)On 12 January, the International Baptist Church of Stuttgart, Germany, held their first worship service in their new building.  In the week leading up to the day, a large group of...

Kaiserslautern, Germany

Since joining the International Baptist Convention community, and particularly Faith Baptist Church in Kaiserslautern, Germany, I have heard the term “American Bubble” spoken in reference to our congregation.  It’s true.  Ninety percent of our congregation is...

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