Love Membership Class

Take this first step in the journey of discovering and living God’s purpose for your life!Disciple_Life_akademy

Our “Love Membership Class” a basic introduction to our church family. Since we have many members from different backgrounds, this class is designed to explain who we are, why we exist, and what we do. Love Membership is divided into four one-hour sections and is taught by our pastor, Scott Corwin.

There is no cost for the class or for the simple meal we share together at noon.  Child care is provided free of charge as well.  All we ask is that you register in advance so that we can prepare properly for your participation.

See below the dates for our “Love Membership Class” and email us — admin(at)ibcberlin.org — or call our church office — 030 7621 8155 — to sign up.

Love Membership (2016);  Saturday, 27. September, 10:00-15:00 h

Newcomers Brunch

New to IBCB?  We want to get to know you!Coffee

Join our pastors (Scott and Jürgen) and members of our Welcome Team for a “Newcomers Brunch” where we will share a simple, informal coffee and “brötchen” together.  There’s no cost, and your children are welcome, too.

We’ll take some time to get to know each other, share our stories, and enjoy some time together.  We will answer any questions you may have about IBCB, and we’ll share with you how to take the next step on your journey of connecting with IBCB.

Newcomers Brunch QR CodeTo register, sign up at our Connect Point on Sundays, email us — admin(at)ibcberlin.org, call our church office — 030 7621 8155, scan this QR code, or click here.

Newcomer Brunch (2016)

Saturday 21. May, 10:00-12:00 h

Saturday 16. July, 10:00-12:00 h

Saturday 17. September, 10:00-12:00 h

Saturday 19. November, 10:00-12:00 h

A Note from Scott Corwin

On Sunday 1. November, IBCB met in a church family meeting to discuss and vote on a recommendation to increase the 26082009309responsibilities, hours, and pay for Jürgen Ferrary, our Pastor/Outreach and Evangelism.  After an extended discussion the church voted 64% (yes) to 36% (no) in favor of the recommendation.

In response to a question from the floor, I mistakenly applied a 75% requirement for passing a recommendation of this type and announced to the church that the recommendation DID NOT PASS.  In reality, our constitution requires only a simple majority though in ALL matters we seek to arrive at God-inspired consensus.

I approached the Ministry Council with the problem and we discussed the issue, asked questions of procedure and law, talked about our opinions, and shared our concerns.  After a two and a half hour meeting on Sunday 8. November, the Ministry Council arrived at an agreed upon unanimous consensus on the following:

  • The simple majority requirement applies in this case and the church vote achieved consensus
  • The recommendation to increase Jürgen’s responsibilities, hours, and pay passes.
  • Jürgen will start with his new responsibilities in Jan 2016
  • For the sake of unity in our church we agreed to
  • Wholeheartedly support Jürgen as our Associate Pastor
  • Address concerns of communication and accountability
  • Work together in love for the good of God’s Kingdom

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask any of the following Ministry Council members who participated in this past week’s discussion:  Scott Corwin, Jeff Magiera, Klaus Ziegler, Faith Mwalubunju, Kasub Wibawa, Heide John, Piet Conradie, Thorsten John, Rejane Conradie, Kim Bleck, Ayanna Edwards, Charity Ekenobaye, Mathias Lehmann, and Laurie Corwin.

For the sake of our church and for the sake of God’s Kingdom, I ask that now we submit to one another in love and move forward hand-in-hand toward God’s purpose for our church.