Convention Welcomes New Church

The International Baptist Convention at its hybrid 58th Annual Convention Meeting, held 25-27 October, at Faith Baptist Church, Kaiserslautern, Germany, celebrated the family of churches it is and rejoiced at being able to meet again in-person.  As part of the...

My Family: Principles and Biblical Values for the IBC Family

I count it a privilege to serve this convention as one of its presidents and bring this message to the Annual Meeting.  But I was hesitant.  What could I teach a group of pastors and ministry leaders as yourselves? At my church we are currently preaching an expository...

Our Family: Celebrating in the Midst of Disagreements

A common reaction of many people to Baptists is that they can much more quickly tell you what you can't do than to tell you what you can do. It is a common perception. Some people hear “Baptist” and think "no fun there.” Others recognize a tradition that takes...

GMO 2021 to Declare His Glory among the Nations

​The IBC’s 2021 Global Missions Offering will go to help people in three different nations – Brazil, Rwanda, and Haiti.  In doing so, we will help to “Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous deeds among all peoples” (Psalm 96:3). IBC Missions: Touching...
Convention Welcomes New Church

Convention Welcomes New Church

The International Baptist Convention at its hybrid 58th Annual Convention Meeting, held 25-27 October, at Faith Baptist Church, Kaiserslautern, Germany, celebrated the family of churches it is and rejoiced at being able to meet again in-person.  As part of the...

My Family: Principles and Biblical Values for the IBC Family

My Family: Principles and Biblical Values for the IBC Family

I count it a privilege to serve this convention as one of its presidents and bring this message to the Annual Meeting.  But I was hesitant.  What could I teach a group of pastors and ministry leaders as yourselves? At my church we are currently preaching an expository...

Our Family: Celebrating in the Midst of Disagreements

Our Family: Celebrating in the Midst of Disagreements

A common reaction of many people to Baptists is that they can much more quickly tell you what you can't do than to tell you what you can do. It is a common perception. Some people hear “Baptist” and think "no fun there.” Others recognize a tradition that takes...

GMO 2021 to Declare His Glory among the Nations

GMO 2021 to Declare His Glory among the Nations

​The IBC’s 2021 Global Missions Offering will go to help people in three different nations – Brazil, Rwanda, and Haiti.  In doing so, we will help to “Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous deeds among all peoples” (Psalm 96:3). IBC Missions: Touching...

When You Cannot Go to Euroventure …

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,...

India Covid Crisis – We Can Help!

India Covid Crisis – We Can Help!

IBC churches may be looking for ways to help in India.  European Baptist Mission International (EBMI), which the IBC is a member of, has a brand-new project in one of their hospitals in Pithapuram.  The hospital has been asked by the government to open a ward for...

Passing the Baton of Leadership

Passing the Baton of Leadership

During the final session of the IBC’s Annual Convention Meeting, General Secretary Jimmy Martin passed the baton of leadership to incoming General Secretary Tim Faulkner.  Martin will retire at the end of the year, completing 18 years of service as the general...