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

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...
God Builds His Church

God Builds His Church

Lessons Learned about Church Planting in the Midst of the Corona Crisis 26 April 2020.  That was the day we hoped to see our plans and prayers come to fruition.  On that Sunday, River of Life Church was to hold its very first Sunday gathering.  Months of planning were...

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...