We are burdened to make a difference! This is the final sentence of IBL’s vision. And it expresses the sentiment of every IBL team member. We long to see God’s leaders advance in their understanding and practice of biblical leadership. We are excited when we see God’s Word make a difference in a leader’s life and ministry, to see their renewed enthusiasm for the work of the ministry, and to observe the God-glorifying impact on the ministries they lead.
We are excited about a new opportunity to expand our impact in the country of Kenya. Having successfully completed an initial five-year training program with Pastor Wilfred Githongo in Kijabe, we are now planning to conduct parallel programs in Kijabe and Nairobi. This will be a significant expansion of our efforts in Kenya. It is a step that we are taking deliberately and carefully, being faithfully obedient to the Holy Spirit’s leading and IBL’s vision to “equip and encourage spiritual leaders.”
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.
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.
After more than twenty-five years of using essentially the same logo—a globe and cross resting on an open Bible—this year we have made a major revision which better communicates the purpose of our ministry.
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