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...

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...

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...
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...

We Value … Diversity

Diversity:  The New Humanity and Its Implications   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.   The International Baptist Convention values...