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. ...
MLC/Global Church Global World Conference

MLC/Global Church Global World Conference

Ministry Leadership Conference: Global Church Global World Conference 29 April to 2 May 2019 Dubai, United Arab Emirates   2 scholarships per church provided by the IBC   For more information and to register:...

Men’s Conference Set for 18-21 January

Men’s Conference Set for 18-21 January

This year’s men’s conference will feature Ian Coffey, an international pastor, teacher, and writer whose particular passion is to help men become godly leaders in their homes, work, and church.  Coming from Great Britain, Ian will be our main speaker for the weekend...

IBC Women’s Conference Set for 5-7 April

IBC Women’s Conference Set for 5-7 April

The IBC Woman’s Team recently spent a weekend in Rehe, Germany, planning the 5-7 April 2019 Woman’s Conference.  This spring  conference will be held at Rehe retreat facility, nestled in the beautiful countryside, surrounded by hiking trails, quiet paths, and areas...

EuroVenture 2018 Favorite Moments

EuroVenture 2018 Favorite Moments

I loved seeing how happy everyone was. The music:  The only time I've ever experienced that kind of energy has been at Euroventure.

First-Ever Latin America Ministry Leadership Conference Held

First-Ever Latin America Ministry Leadership Conference Held

Pastors from all over South and Central America gathered together in Buenos Aires, Argentina, from 27 February-3 March for the first-ever Latin America Ministry Leadership Conference. The idea was to give pastors from the Latin America region the opportunity to meet...

MLC: Leading Out of His Abundance of Grace

MLC: Leading Out of His Abundance of Grace

The Bible study with Bob Marsh is one of my favorite parts of the IBC Ministry Leadership Conferences. During our first morning session in Larnaca, Cyprus, Bob jumped into a study of Peter and began with John 21:15-19. This is the story where Jesus extends grace to...

Euroventure 2018: Holy Set Apart is Theme for Youth Conference

Euroventure 2018: Holy Set Apart is Theme for Youth Conference

We are very excited about what we expect to be a great week at Euroventure 2017. Euroventure is designed for students who have completed 6th – 12th grades or the European equivalents (ages 12-19 years old). Euroventure is sponsored by the International Baptist...