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

 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

“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

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...
EuroVenture 2019: Different Ages, Different Nations, Same God

EuroVenture 2019: Different Ages, Different Nations, Same God

EuroVenture 2019 in Grindelwald, Switzerland, was a great experience! We had a small group, just four people, from IBC Eindhoven, The Netherlands, and we were blessed to travel together with our sister church from Antwerp, Belgium. We arrived Saturday late in the...

We are Family

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

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

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: 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. ...

Building Connections: Multiplying Disciples through Missions

Building Connections: Multiplying Disciples through Missions

“I listened to Jonny tell his story of finding Jesus and realized I can do that, too.” Alex AdebayoAlex and Jonny were sitting around the table at McDonald’s – after a great round of laser tag -- with two other teenagers listening to Jonny share his testimony.  One of...