We are Family

“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.” (Galatians 6:9-10)   I grew up...

Multiplying Churches: Doing Your Part

Here’s our vision:  “A movement of global-minded churches reproducing healthy disciples, leaders, and congregations.”Here’s our dream:  “Churches praying for, contributing to, and supporting an ever-increasing number of church plants to reach people with the Gospel,...

Strengthening Churches: Building a Better Body

I feel like before I ask you to read my article, I should introduce myself.  My name is Barry Cole, and I have the incredible privilege of pastoring Aviano Baptist Church in Aviano, Italy.  Also, this past October, I was blessed to begin service as the Strengthening...

Empowering Leaders: Learning from Others

Empowering Leaders Core Strategy is up to some exciting things!  First off, we are really excited to see many of you in Dubai at the Global Church for a Global World (GCGW) conference, which is serving in place of our Ministry Leadership Conference (MLC) this year. ...
Walking in the Light: Euroventure 2019 Extended by a Day

Walking in the Light: Euroventure 2019 Extended by a Day

We are very excited about what we expect to be a great week at Euroventure 2019. We’re so excited that this year we’ve made it one day longer. Usually running from Saturday through Thursday, this year we will end camp on Friday morning.  Dates for Euroventure are...

We Value … Partnership

We Value … Partnership

Partnership: Participating WITH   This post is part of a six-part series, written by a leader within the convention, on our core values.  Our core values show who we are and what motivates us. One of the core values of the International Baptist Convention is...

We Value … Fellowship

We Value … Fellowship

Fellowship: Participating IN   This post is part of a six-part series, written by a leader within the convention, on our core values.  Our core values show who we are and what motivates us. As someone raised in a missionary family, whose father was a pastor and...

General Secretary Search Committee Working

The General Secretary Search Committee met on 20 February to continue moving forward in the search for the next general secretary of the International Baptist Convention. The group worked on developing questions and creating ways to receive feedback from various...

Moving Ahead … to the Glory and Praise of God

Moving Ahead … to the Glory and Praise of God

And this is my prayer, that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless until the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus...

General Secretary Announces Retirement Plans

General Secretary Announces Retirement Plans

Jimmy Martin, general secretary of the International Baptist Convention, announced his retirement plans for the end of 2020 at the convention’s 55th Annual Convention Meeting, held 29-31 October in Madrid, Spain. Martin has served as general secretary since 2003....

We Value … Unity

Unity: Part of the Same Spiritual Family   This post is part of a six-part series, written by a leader within the convention, on our core values.  Our core values show who we are and what motivates us. Unity is a result of salvation. Through the work of God's...