Serve the City Berlin, 22. March

March 4th, 2014

Again… It’s Serve the City time!


We would be delighted to see you on our next Serve the City day at 22th March from 1pm to 7pm! We have prepared some terrific project for you!

Please register soon!

Project 1: Kitchen aid! Cutting,chopping, snipping: For the homeless shelter of the Berliner Stadtmission we want to support the cook Robert by cutting, chopping, snippin all that is needed for the soup in the evening. So we need so people who are not afraid of knives nor vegetables ūüôā¬† This will be our last time at the Stadtmission as it is closed from April till Oktober. The next project there will be in November!

Project 2: Collecting Food Donations: We want to support the Berlin Stadtmission. From November till March they have a “Winter Watch” for homeless people. We want to go to a grocerie shop (KAISERS) and want to encourage customers to give small donations e.g. pack of flour etc. We will deliver the donation to the Stadtmission in the evening ( This will be our last time at the Stadtmission as it is closed from April till Oktober. The next project there will be in November!

Project 3: Fresh air, nature and some gardening:  In the garden of the Siloah residence there is always plenty to do- especially in spring time. Siloah is a facility for handicapped people- young and old. STC has been there for a couple of times and we have good relationships with the gardeners. We will help weeding,raking and make the garden ready for spring!

Project 4: Feel like at home at Café Treffpunkt! We want to create a special afternoon for the visitors of the Café Treffpunkt.

Project 5: Everything becomes new at Memi-Treff! We need handy people who know how to hold a brush because in this 12 storie building we will help to create a new living atmosphere and make everything look new!

Evening-Projekt 6: Soupkitchen: Those of you who want to have a closer contact to people without a home can register here. In the evening we will help at the soup kitchen to serve food to 160-200 people. This will be our last time at the Stadtmission as it is closed from April till Oktober. The next project there will be in November!

Additionally: For the soup kitchen we want to donate self-made cakes, which will be delivered in the evening. Please let us know, if you want to bring a cake!

As usually you can register on our website:   or through replying to this e-mail!

We are looking forward seeing you!
The Serve the City Berlin Team



February 12th, 2014

gomakedisciplesJesus said, ‚ÄěCome with Me, and I will make you fishers of men.‚Äú¬† As His followers, each and everyone of us has the God-given responsibility of sharing the gospel.¬† For 2014, here are opportunities to learn and practice how to live missionally.

 Jelka in Slovakia (05 Р09 June)

  • supporting IBCB‚Äės IMP church planter, Oto Sipos, in their Football Tournament and Family Fun Day outreach event.

Hungary in Versend, Sarods, & Seregelyes( 26 June – 05 July) & in Puspokladany (3 – 12 July)

  • working through a local church in a local school teaching German to children using a Bible-based curriculum.¬† The project is co-sponsored by Hungarian Baptists and International Commission.

Hungary 2014 Invitation

Jerusalem (30 June to 09 July)

  • participating with IBCB‚Äôs IMP church-planter, Rajai Samawi, in his annual Back2Jerusalem evangelism project – street evangelism, literature distribution, and social service projects.¬† See for more information.

Brochure available

Moldova (in the Fall – date to be determined)

  • evangelistic and social outreach coordinated by the Moldova Baptist Union and the International Baptist Convention (IBC).


If you would like to know more about these mission trips and how to get involved, come to the ‚ÄěEquipping for Missions‚Äú Fellowship on the 2nd of March, immediately after the worship service.


Experiencing God @ Work & Play

February 6th, 2014
Disciple-making begins when we give ourselves to God’s purpose in
world¬†… where we work and play.¬†Each and everyone of us has the God-given responsibility of sharing the gospel with¬†family¬†members,¬†friends,¬†co-workers, and¬†neighbors. ¬†If we want to know God by experience, then we will have to learn to lovingly obey him by¬†sharing our faith¬†with the non-believers in our circles of influence.
But let’s be honest, not everyone is ready for us to present to them the truths of the gospel. ¬†Most non-believers are¬†still on their way¬†to accepting Jesus…and that’s where sharing your faith becomes more than just “Steps to Peace with God” or “The Four Spiritual Laws.” ¬†It becomes a matter of becoming a “missionary” — or¬†living missionally¬†— by¬†investing¬†in your relationships,¬†inviting¬†them to share life with you, andintroducing¬†them to spiritual matters.
Here’s a very simple yet helpful way to think about living as a missionary:¬†BLESS!
Begin with Prayer¬†— pray that God will give you opportunities to build genuine friendships with non-believers that will lead people to receiving Christ
Listen to People¬†— take the time to learn what’s really important to your friends by listening not only to their words but also their hearts
Eat with People¬†— something mystical happens when you take time to share a meal with people and your connection is deepened
Serve People¬†— when you discover people’s needs serve them in prayer and practical ways both of which can be powerful expressions and experiences of God’s love
Share Your Spiritual Experiences with People¬†— let people know how Jesus has made a difference in your life by helping you with your problems and giving you a meaningful life
When you live as a missionary and BLESS people in this way, they will begin to ask you questions about your life (1 Peter 3:15) and you will have an opportunity to share the facts of salvation with them.
Experiencing God @ work and play begins with our commitment to be a BLESSing to the non-believers in our lives. ¬†We get to know God through experience…his presence and power in and through our lives…when we obey him in love.
May God use YOU to be a BLESSing to others!

Small Groups @ IBCB

January 9th, 2014

Here are small groups that you could join:

Men’s Small Group on Mondays from 19:00 till 20:30 h at the Haus  Nazareth (1. OG) just 150 m from the church on Wrangelstr. 6.  For more info, contact Mark Morton,

Women‚Äôs Small Group on Mondays (from 10:00-12:00 h at the Fellowship Room downstairs. The group will be studying the book ‚ÄúGideon: Your Weakness, God‚Äôs Strength‚ÄĚ by Priscilla Shirer [seven-week Bible study with DVD].¬† For more information contact Kim Bleck,

New Small Groups:

  • Spandau (Wasserstadt) weekly on Fridays from 19:00-¬† 21:00 h to be led by David & Patricia Ayres
  • Wilmersdorf – to be led by Jeff & Heidi Magiera
  • Charlottenburg on Fridays from 19:30 ‚Äď21:00 h led by Samuel Brown

Other Small Groups:

  • Friday evenings – G√ľnter Springer, leader
  • Saturday evenings – Pedro & Taline Perla, leaders

Are you interested to connect with, start or lead a small group?  Then contact Craig Huggins, to find out how you can get started.



A Note from Scott

December 9th, 2013
26082009309Home for Christmas” … that was our theme for last night’s Christmas Coffee House, and that what it was! ¬†Our children did a wonderful job playing and singing. ¬†Our Praise Team and others did a great job performing and leading. ¬†Special thanks to Lucas Ebert (Praise Team Leader) and his team for making this year’s Coffee House a special event.
Home for Christmas” … that will be my theme for the next three weeks. ¬†Laurie and I will travel to the States to spend Christmas with my mom along with my sisters and their families. ¬†We look forward to sharing this special season together for the first time in five years.
Of course, my mind and heart are never far from my IBCB family. ¬†I’ll be praying for you and those who will continue overseeing our family during my vacation during the holidays — the leaders (Klaus¬†and¬†Jeff) and our deacons (Mark,¬†Lucas,Faith,¬†Pedro, &¬†Kasub). ¬†I’m happy to have Juergen and Mark filling the pulpit during my absence. ¬†Give them the same encouraging support that you give me on Sundays.
I’ll look forward to returning home to¬†IBCB¬†for 2014 — an important year in the life of our church family. ¬†It’s a year where we sense God wanting to do something big in and through us during this year of “2nds” —¬†pastor, service, & church. ¬†Only God can accomplish this God-sized calling for our church.
Quite frankly, I’m praying that God will increase my faith because I know that apart from his intervention we are not able to accomplish what we believe God is asking us to do. ¬†However, I know that with God all things are possible when we place our trust in him and follow his lead. ¬†So, for the first 21 days of 2014, we will again set aside the “first fruits” of the year to dedicate ourselves to the Lord and to renew our faith in him in an all-church emphasis — “21 Days of Experiencing God.”
Have a blessed Christmas season and a New Year of God’s peace. ¬†Get ready for an exciting year of God-sized challenges as we put God to the test and as we stretch our faith.