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...

Prayer of Dedication for the Faulkners

If anyone is above reproach, the husband of one wife, and his children are believers and not open to the charge of debauchery or insubordination. For an overseer, as God's steward, must be above reproach. He must not be arrogant or quick-tempered or a drunkard or...

IBC Says Farewell to the Martins

Saying “farewell” to the IBC family is for Laurie and me a farewell to friends who are also brothers and sisters.  We have shared much together.  I have visited all of our IBC churches, most of them numerous times.  Pastors and wives and others in our churches have...

Meet the Faulkners

​This fall my father had the honor of stepping into the role of General Secretary for the IBC with my mother at his side. When my parents started their journey of following God's call into the mission field, they never could have dreamed this is where God would take...
An Era Ends

An Era Ends

"God does not live in temples built by human hands.” (Acts 17:24b) Thursday, 25 June, was kind of a sad day. Not in the sense of unhappiness. More in the sense of melancholy or mourning. As is normally the case when it is time to bid farewell to something or someone...

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...

Euroventure Cancelled for 2020

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...

Partnership and Progress in the Gospel

Partnership and Progress in the Gospel

“I thank my God every time I remember you.  In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, confident of this that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the...

ACM 2019: Two Churches Become Full Members

ACM 2019: Two Churches Become Full Members

The International Baptist Convention at its 56th Annual Convention Meeting, held 21-23 October in Naples, Italy, welcomed two churches as full members, heard reports from the General Secretary and Core Strategy Directors, and approved a €406,285 budget for next...

IBC Conducts Successful CPAC in Naples

IBC Conducts Successful CPAC in Naples

The International Baptist Convention conducted a successful church planter assessment center on 24-25 October at Il Faro International Baptist Church, Naples, Italy.Twenty people gathered to provide assessment on three church planter candidate couples. IBC churches...

Women’s Conference: Tuning In to Discern God’s Will

Women’s Conference: Tuning In to Discern God’s Will

The IBC Women’s Conference will be held 24-26 April at the Madrid Nuevo Boston Hotel in Madrid, Spain.  The weekend conference provides an opportunity for women to fellowship and grow with other women from IBC churches.  It includes conference sessions, seminars,...