Men’s Conference Set for 11-15 January 2018

Oct 23, 2017

Like many men who attend the IBC Men’s Conference, I was invited by Siggi Schreiber. “My brother” Siggi said to me in his beautiful Hannover accent, “You must join us at the Men’s Conference this January.”

I initially felt hesitant. I had just finished German language school, and my wife and I were still adjusting to our new life in Germany. A conference did not seem like something I needed at the moment. “I don’t know if I have time,” I told Siggi.

“Of course you have time,” Siggi replied, “And you can ski the beautiful Swiss Alps.” With those final words, Siggi convinced me to go.

Each year the IBC Men’s Conference draws men from all over the world to Lenk, nestled in a picturesque valley in the center of snowy Swiss Alps, to connect, fellowship, and praise God. Each year men tell me just how much the conference means to them.

Jeremy Woods, family minister at International Christian Fellowship, Oberursel, Germany, told me, “I’ve had some great conversations. It is a weekend for men to have input together, who are more open because of the activities.” When asked about the optional skiing during free time, Jeremy replied, “Incredible slopes, the awesomeness of God in the mountains, the fellowship with men on the mountain, it is amazing.”

It is my privilege to invite you to join the annual Men’s Conference in Lenk, Switzerland, on 11-15 January 2018. Our theme this year, “Seek The Lord,” comes from Isaiah 56. Each evening Ryan Whitley, pastor of CrossPoint Church in Birmingham, Alabama, USA, will challenge us to dive deeply into this profound passage to see how we can seek the Lord in our daily lives.

Along with evening sessions, this conference offers men the opportunity to participate in various day seminars including: “Mentoring Men,” “Godly Husbands,” “Fathers and Sons,” and “The Grace of God.” Of course, we will have plenty of free time for hiking, fellowship, and skiing.

Please prayerfully consider joining us this year both as an individual and with your church. I believe God will work in our hearts in mighty ways. See you in January!

Taylor Whitley