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Wednesday, March 27th, 2013 bible study No Comments

Love Membership Class

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Saturday, 6. April

10:00 – 15:00 h

Lunch and child care provided by request

Register w/ admin(at)ibcberlin(dot)org or on

The disciple-life journey @ IBCB begins with this 1st of 4 DiscipleLife classes:  Love Membership.  In this class, we’ll explore what the Bible says about salvation and its symbols, then we’ll discuss what we believe and how we do life together as a church.

In the end, we will challenge every participant to make a few very specific commitments to our shared disciple-life in the fellowship of our church:

  • To Jesus Christ
  • To Baptism
  • To IBCB Relationships
  • To IBCB’s Mission and Strategy

If you have questions about faith, baptism, or IBCB … then this class is for you.  New to our church?  Been attending for a long time?  It doesn’t matter.  This class is for you!

For more information, contact scott(at)ibcberlin(dot)org.

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013 bible study No Comments

Today’s Lenten Prayer


Thursday 27.03.2013 — We pray that God uses the decisions of politicians to advance his work and to build his kingdom of peace and justice in Germany and beyond.

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013 bible study No Comments

Today’s Lenten Prayer


“Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than men; knowing that from the Lord you will receive an inheritance. It is the Lord whom you serve.”  (Colossians 3:23-24)

Monday 25.03.2013  — We all work for somebody, and I’m not talking about our employers.  I’m talking about the Lord Jesus Christ.  We pray that God gives success to our work and that we work in the knowledge that “whatever we do we do for the glory of God.” (1 Corinthians 10:31)


Monday, March 25th, 2013 bible study No Comments

Youth Missions Project Berlin — Celebrate!


Well done, IBC Berlin!

What a wonderful week we enjoyed hosting the youth missions team from Texas.  You did a great job doing your part for the Lord, our church, and God’s Kingdom.

A caravan of cars were at the airport to pick up the team of 20 youth and leaders who were with us for the week.  The team stayed in host homes — special thanks to Faith Kazembe, Birgit Holm, Knut and Kim Bleck, Adam Knight, and Scott and Laurie Corwin — for the week as they served alongside IBCBers and our local partners throughout the week.

Among the activities were:  school programs in Steglitz and Prenslauer Berg, Alexanderplatz outreach with European Initiative, Youth Cafe Oranienburg, Stadtmission, Serve the City Berlin special project, and Jona Haus Spandau.  We couldn’t have done this without those who organized the activities for the week:  Ruth Beltran, Kim Bleck, Melinda Means (STC), and Matt Lankenau (EI).

Food, local transportation, and the Thursday night pot-luck/sleep required lots of energy and effort.  Special thanks to Kenya Lehmann, Klaus Ziegler, Leah Chihana, and Kim Bleck for providing the support and organization necessary.  Thanks to everyone who contributed to the wonderful feast of food we enjoyed on Thursday.  We appreciated the sleeping bags and blankets, too.  (The fellowship room and the Zentrum were covered with sleeping teenagers!)

What was the pay off for all of this effort?

  • The church was mobilized
  • Teenagers and IBCBers were engaged in local outreach
  • Teenagers and IBCBers grew in discipleship
  • The Gospel was presented and modeled to hundreds of people
  • IBCB moved closer to being the church God intends for us to become

Praise the Lord, for all that he has done in and through this Youth Mission Project Berlin!

To see some pictures from the event, go to one or all of the following locations:

IBC Berlin Facebook Page:

Serve the City Facebook Page:

European Initiative Facebook Page:

IBC Berlin Web Album:  Click Here

Thursday, March 21st, 2013 bible study No Comments
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