In 1 Corinthians 16:6, Paul wrote to the church of Corinth that he hoped to spend significant time with them so that they could help him on his journey. In many ways, this is exactly what IBL did for Whitneyville Bible Church (WBC).
In April 2017, we will travel to Kijabe, Kenya to continue a training program with thirty-one pastors and church leaders. The week-long training event consists of fourteen sessions in specific areas of Christian theology, pastoral ministry, and biblical leadership. These classes have been designed to meet the specific needs of church leaders in Kenya.
- This will be our fifth and final year for this group of students
- We will hold a graduation ceremony for the students at the end of the week
- 14 Topics in areas of Theology, Skills, and Biblical Leadership
- One-on-One Counsel and Encouragement
- We’ll also teach and minister to needy Kenyan children on April 1st
As we enter the Thanksgiving and Christmas season, we give praise and thanks to our heavenly Father for His steadfast love and care for us and those we serve. You have been generous in the past. Thank you! We again ask you to consider a year-end gift to support all that God is accomplishing through IBL.
Dr. Joel Tetreau and Dr. David Phelan will facilitate our upcoming Church Leadership Seminar in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Theme of the Seminar: Developing Lay Leaders in our Churches
Key principles and practices for church leaders as they seek to fulfill their God-given roles in the life of the church. The seminar will feature practical, discussion-oriented training regarding a leaders’ purposes, character, roles, and practices:
As we finished out our first term serving as missionaries overseas and knowing that we needed de-briefing during our forthcoming home assignment, we were referred to a ministry we had never heard of before, The Institute of Biblical Leadership (IBL). As you will see, IBL was truly a God-send helping us in more ways than we could have imagined; and we are healthier and more prepared for serving the Lord in ministry having crossed paths with them.
In IBL’s coaching, consulting and counseling ministries we are often involved in one-on-one mentoring situations with ministry leaders. These are intimate and privileged relationships borne from a trust that is earned over time, tested, and blessed by God. The foundation of these relationships is unconditional love, and the singular objective is to help leaders develop greater degrees of victorious living, as reflected in their personal lives and public ministries.