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IBCB's Missions Vision


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IBCB dreams of being a center of world missions by doing our part in God's Kingdom through "glocal" prayer, participation, and partnership.

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IBCB's Missions Vision

  1. 1. Our Missions Vision International Baptist Church Berlin
  2. 2. Biblical Principles • Incarnational (John 1:14) • Church-based (Ephesian 4:15-16) • Evangelistic (Romans 1:16) • Holistic (Matthew 25:40) • Strategic (Matthew 24:14)
  3. 3. Biblical Principles • Incarnational —emphasizes embodying Christ with special focus on indigenous people serving within their own people group The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. John 1:14 (NIV)
  4. 4. Biblical Principles • Church-based —underscores the church as God’s primary way to accomplish his purpose in the world From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work. Ephesians 4:15-16 (NIV)
  5. 5. Biblical Principles • Evangelistic —emphasizes the proclamation of the salvation gospel of Jesus Christ I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile. Romans 1:16 (NIV)
  6. 6. Biblical Principles • Holistic —expresses the love of God in compassionate ways to the community "The King will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.' Matthew 25:40 (NIV)
  7. 7. Biblical Principles • Strategic —expands God’s Kingdom in biblically mandated and culturally relevant ways And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come. Matthew 24:14 (NIV)
  8. 8. Key Strategies • Glocal (Acts 1:8)—local and global • Messianic (Rom. 1:16)—“Jew first” • 10-40 Window (Rom. 10:14) —97% of world’s unreached people groups • THUMB (Rom. 10:15)—Tribes, Hindus, China, Muslims, Buddhists • Indigenous (1 Cor. 9:22)–ethnic people taking the gospel to their own people • Multiplying Churches (Luke 14:23)—participating in a church planting movement
  9. 9. « Glocal » Acts 1:8 “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth." Acts 1:8 (NIV) • Local—Berlin, Germany • Global—Intentionally Global
  10. 10. « Messianic » Romans 1:16 “I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile.” Romans 1:16 (NIV) • Responsibility to share the gospel with the Jews
  11. 11. «10 – 40 Window» Romans 10:14 “How can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard?”
  12. 12. « 10 – 40 Window » • 97% of the un-reached people groups are located here • It contains over 70% of the world’s people but only 8% of the church’s missionary efforts. • Less than 1/2 of 1% of the mission budget of churches goes to reach the 10/40 Window.
  13. 13. « THUMB » Romans 10:14 “How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in?” • Tribes (unreached people groups) • Hindus • China • Muslim • Buddhists
  14. 14. « Indigenous » Incarnational: Romans 10:15 “How can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can they preach unless they are sent?” • People to People • Missionaries
  15. 15. « Indigenous » Ethnic : I Corinthians 9:22 “I have become all things to all men so that by all possible means I might save some.” 1 Corinthians 9:22 (NIV) • Native people • Language • Culture
  16. 16. Strategic Questions • Are we bringing the gospel to those who might have no other access to the gospel? • Are other Christian groups serving the target population in similar ways? • As a result of our efforts, are disciples being born and matured among the target population?
  17. 17. Strategic Questions • Does the effort create dependence or empower the target population? • How long have we been involved in this mission endeavor? Do we have an exit strategy?