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How Your Online Shopping Can Help Support IBL


The internet is a powerful tool with almost limitless potential. One of the major ways that it’s affected everyday life is through online shopping. Now, people can order books, movies and so much more from the comfort of their own homes.

Did you know that it gets even better than this? Now, through a program called AmazonSmile, you can help support worthy causes like IBL through your online shopping.

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IBL 25th Anniversary Photo Gallery

The IBL Team.

Check out a gallery of photos from our 25th Anniversary celebration.

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Building on a Firm Foundation


As we enter the final months of celebrating our twenty-fifth year of ministry, and my first year of leading IBL as President, the words of Paul to the Corinthians are rich with application.  First, they are a clear reminder and admonition that all our efforts be built upon the solid foundation of Christ as He is revealed in scripture.  The counsel we give leaders and recommendations  we make must be born out of the truths of the revealed Word of God.

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Help Us Continue to Train and Encourage Biblical Leaders


Greetings in the name of our Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ! We celebrate with you the advent of His coming and pray that this season will be joy-filled for you and your family! We give thanks continually for your commitment to God’s leaders, practically demonstrated through your prayer and financial support of our efforts to encourage, exhort and strengthen His servants. As you have been generous in the past, we again ask you to consider a year-end gift to support all that God is accomplishing.

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church leadership seminar
laboring in godly unity towards God’s desires

Join us in Gilbert AZ
on October 23 and 24, 2015
for a seminar on maintaining unity
in the midst of long-range ministry planning

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AZ pastoral leadership seminar
effective church leadership

Join us in sunny
Gilbert AZ
on April 17 and 18, 2015
for a practical pastoral leadership seminar

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bay area pastoral leadership seminar:
handling turmoil in the church

Join us in the SF Bay Area
on Saturday, September 27, 2014
for a practical pastoral leadership seminar

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crisis: a biblical and practical response


Most of the time… I hate crisis! Usually a crisis is crushing and physically if not emotionally exhausting! The Scriptures are clear that, while I may desire to run from a crisis like a six-year-old runs from broccoli, as a servant of Christ crises in my life and ministry often cannot be avoided! The good news is that, when responding rightly to crises, they can actually be spiritually, emotionally and even physically good for me. Nevertheless… I still don’t like crisis! In my flesh, I’d rather be comfortable. Here’s a newsflash you probably already know: all of us will face crises on a regular basis. We face them in finances, occupation, family, marriage, church life and health. In the oldest book of the Bible, Job notes that man is born to trouble and given to adversity, pointing out that the reality of trouble is as common and dependable as sparks flying upward from a campfire (Job 5:7). Ephesians 1:11 explains that God has planned out the details of our lives and that He uses those details consistent with His providential plan in making us more like His Son. Included in His plan is… crisis! An implication here is that, as hard as you and I might try to avoid it, these times of personal chaos and threat are simply unavoidable! So if we can’t avoid it (and surely we can’t!) it is important to consider how God would have us face it.

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a word from Russ

Russ Lloyd

Twenty-five years…  WOW!  It doesn’t seem possible.  During this first quarter century the Lord has taken us through a whirlwind of blessed opportunities to build in the lives of ministry leaders all around the world.  It is fitting at this juncture for me to consider how my remaining time in IBL can best be invested.

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we’re celebrating our 25th…

The Cove4

…and we want you
to join us for the party!

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