For the past decade IBL has had a growing involvement in the southwest United States. We are grateful for the many opportunities God has given us to impact pastors, leadership teams, and churches in that region of the country.
The journey began in late November 2011. I call this a journey as I find myself continually growing as I progress in the direction that the Lord has set for me. This journey did not have a “good” beginning but one of great challenges.
In the past two years we have been called into numerous ministry situations in which there was a notable lack of unity among the leadership team, throughout the church as a whole, or both. In seeking to help these leaders faithfully respond to these situations, we found ourselves going back to first principles: Why is unity important to God? What is He seeking to accomplish through our demonstration of unity? What are the practical prerequisites for unity to flourish? What factors hinder the development of unity?
May we possess the humility
of our Lord Jesus Christ
as we serve His leaders
across the US and around the world.
Join us in prayer for IBL on November 14.
Have we truly surrendered all to follow the Lord? It’s a troubling question and one I struggle with as my flesh battles with the Spirit.
Join us in the beautiful
White Mountains of Arizona
on September 24 and 25, 2012
for our next pastoral leadership seminar.
Here’s a brief overview of our current ministry caseload. We regularly find ourselves in situations where timely biblical counsel is needed by God’s leaders in order for the ministry to move forward in an effective, God-honoring manner. Our ministry sometimes requires us to address Solomon-and-the-baby issues.
We praise God for His consistent, faithful provision, even in the midst of this deep economic downturn. God has been so good to give just what we need when we need it. We share this financial summary with you so you can rejoice with us in God’s faithfulness. Continue Reading
Dear Russ, Doris & Dawn,
It is always in season to give thanks. I want to share with you what God has done.
The culmination of my captivity has arrived. God has brought me back. He has emptied the vile and made my mouth to praise Him. He has redeemed me from the grip of the terrible and made me able to stand before Him. Blessed be the Lord! Continue Reading
It is a joy to share that my second attempt to serve our fellow pastors in India was wonderfully blessed of the Lord. There are few joys greater than serving my brothers in Christ overseas, men who are a tremendous example of whole-hearted devotion to the Savior. They are steadfast and unmoved as they face adversities unknown to us. Serving and further equipping them to lead with all the capacity God desires was a tremendous, humbling privilege.