IBCM NETWORK CONFERENCES

& REGISTRATION

EUROPEAN YOUTH CONFERENCE

Location: Wisla, Poland
Theme: Finding Peace
Dates: 20-22 September 2024

EUROPEAN CONFERENCE

Location: Pomezia, Italy
Theme: Expand the Kingdom
Dates: 23-27 June 2025

HISPANO CONFERENCE

Location: Colombia
Theme: TBA
Dates: 9-12 July 2025

CARIBBEAN CONFERENCE

Location: Jamaica
Theme: TBA
Dates: 14-19 July 2025

PORTUGUESE CONFERENCE

Location: São Tomé & Príncipe
Theme: TBA
Dates: 23-27 July 2025

ASIA-PACIFIC (PITH) CONFERENCE

Location: Phuket, Thailand
Theme: Mission of the Heart
Dates: 25-28 July 2025

AFRICAN CONFERENCE

Location: Harare, Zimbabwe
Theme: TBA
Dates: 11-15 August 2025

WHY REGIONAL CONFERENCES?

The regional conferences events are a celebration of sections of our family worldwide who have unique contexts, languages, and challenges. These events offer an important opportunity for all to be encouraged and challenged, and to be inspired and strengthened for ministry and mission.

The regional conferences also offer key times to network and collaborate in a variety of ministry and mission areas. Throughout the conferences and their associated network and elective sessions you will be able to meet people who have similar challenges and can provide new perspectives or solutions. You will also discover valuable resources and partners for your areas of ministry. But most of all, you will gather lifelong friends and contacts who will provide you with a valuable ministry network as you continue to serve the Lord in your context.

Christ through the work of the Spirit seeks to envelope us and unite us in his love, so that we are launched into ministry and mission together. So let us together put love where love is not, for unity is mission.

EUROPEAN YOUTH CONFERENCE

It is with great excitement that we announce the first IBCM Network connected European Youth Conference in 2024. Following the enthusiasm of the Youth at IBCM8, regional Youth Ambassadors continued to gather. The European Youth Ambassadors have met and have agreed to join with the Polish Youth Team in the hosting of the first European Youth Conference. The theme of the conference is “Finding Peace”. We encourage Youth from all European countries not to miss an opportunity to connect with other youth from our network of churches and to engage with the challenges and possibilities of the current youth culture for the glory of God and the extension of His Kingdom. 

LOCATION: Wisla, Poland

DATES: 19 to 22 September 2024
1. Youth Leaders Forum – 19-20 September 2024 (arrive Thursday 19 September).
Forum commences 9.30 AM to 16.30 PM on Friday 20 September. Forum includes Youth Panel on contemporary issues and sessions on Youth Leadership.  
2. Youth Conference – 20-22 September 2024. Commences with dinner on 20 September finishes with lunch on Sunday 22 September.  Program to come. 

TRANSPORT: Provided from Krakow Airport to Wisla on 19 and 20 September, and from Wisla to Krakow Airport on afternoon of 22 September. Cost €30.

ACCOMMODATION: Hotel rooms within 5 to 10 minutes walking from the conference center.

THEME: Finding Peace 
We live in a world of paradox. More technology – less relationships. More knowledge – less wisdom. More man – less God. More calmness – less peace. Slowly our MORE becomes our LESS. And the PEACE we desperately cry out for seems to be less and less reachable. Sooner or later we find that God’s MORE becomes our MORE. Peace can be found in a world that seems to have less and less of it. Peace has a name and changes every generation. “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!” Luke 2:14

COST in euros (Early Bird Prices – to June 30):
1. Conference, Accommodation, Meals – 20-22 September – €125
2. Conference, Accommodation, Meals, Transport – 20-22 September – €160
3. Conference & Youth Leaders Forum, Accommodation, Meals – 19-22 September – €180
4. Conference & Youth Leaders Forum, Accommodation, Meals, Transport – 19-22 September €215
(Prices will increase by €20 after June 30)
(Registration closes on August 31, 2024)
($50 non-refundable deposit required upon registration)

SPEAKERS:

DR DAVID SMITH (Australia) – International Director of IBCM Network – David has been part of the IBCM ministry since 2011. He has a background in a variety of business, management, pastoral, mission, teaching, and academic roles. He is involved in leadership training, preaching and overseas mission, having a heart for people to be gripped by God’s grace and equipped for a life of passionate service. As the International Training Director of Australian College of Christian Studies (ACCS) he lectures and teaches internationally in the fields of Pastoral Ministry, Leadership, Preaching, Theology and Hermeneutics. Cross culturally, he has been involved in leading International Mission Teams to Cambodia and Africa since 2008. David completed his Masters research in the area of preaching, his work is entitled “The Preaching Community” and his Doctoral studies in the field of ecclesiology. David is the author of “Hidden Agendas”, “The Model Church”, “Connecting” and “God So Loves”.

DR TIM SAVAGE (UK) – International Director of the Gospel Coalition – (ThM, Dallas Theological Seminary; PhD, University of Cambridge) is a pastor, author, conference speaker, and International Director of The Gospel Coalition. He has ministered in churches in Texas, England, and Arizona, and in over 25 countries in Europe. He loves especially speaking to young adults and seeing them give their lives fully to Jesus Christ. Living in the UK, Tim and his wife, Lesli, have two sons, two daughters-in-law and two grandchildren. Tim has written several books, including Power through Weakness: Paul’s Understanding of the Christian Ministry, No Ordinary Marriage: Together for God’s Glory, and Discovering the Good Life: The Surprising Riches Available in Christ (Crossway). Originally from southern California, Tim grew up in beach culture and loves to surf.

EUROPEAN REGIONAL CONFERENCE

It is with great joy that we announce the upcoming IBCM Network connected European Regional Conference to be held in Italy in 2025. The IBCM Network Europe Committee together with the churches in Italy will host this conference in Rome. The theme of the conference is “Expanding the Kingdom,” focusing our attention on renewing and growing our churches to become loving communities planting loving communities.  We encourage all from European countries together with those seeking to engage in church renewal and church planting not to miss an opportunity to connect with others from our network of churches and to engage with the challenges and possibilities for the glory of God and the extension of His Kingdom. 

LOCATION: Rome, Italy

DATES: 23-27 June 2025

TRANSPORT: Provided from Rome (Fiumicino) Airport to Conference Centre on 23 June, and from Conference Centre to Rome (Fiumicino) Airport on 27 June. €15 cost each way, Indicate in registration form..

CONFERENCE CENTRE: Hotel Antonella, Pomezia, Rome.

ACCOMMODATION: Hotel rooms at or near conference center.

THEME: Expanding the Kingdom – loving communities planting loving communities

COST in euros (Early Bird Prices – to December 31):
1. SHARED – Conference, Accommodation (shared room), Meals – €450
2. SINGLE – Conference, Accommodation (single room), Meals – €570
3. CONFERENCE ONLY – Conference, Lunch & Dinner – €300
4. CHILDREN – Conference, Accommodation, Meals – €200
5. INFANTS – Conference, Accommodation, Meals – €50
(Prices will increase by €50 after January 31, 2025)
(Registration closes on May 31, 2025)
($50 non-refundable deposit required upon registration)

ASIA PACIFIC (PITH) CONFERENCE

It is with great joy that we announce the upcoming IBCM Network connected Asia Pacific (PITH) Regional Conference to be held in Thailand in 2025. The IBCM Network Asia Pacific Committee together with the churches in Italy will host this conference in Phuket. The theme of the conference is “Mission of the Heart,” focusing our attention on care for our own hearts, pastoral care and counseling within the church, and loving care as mission.  We encourage all from Asia and the Pacific countries (including Australia and New Zealand) together with those seeking to engage in the area of pastoral care and counseling not to miss an opportunity to connect with others from our network of churches and to engage with the challenges and possibilities for the glory of God and the extension of His Kingdom. 

LOCATION: Phuket, Thailand

DATES: 25-28 July 2025

TRANSPORT: Provided from Phhuket Airport to Conference Centre on 25 July, and from Conference Centre to Phuket Airport on 28 July.

CONFERENCE CENTRE: Boat Lagoon Phuket Resort

ACCOMMODATION: Hotel rooms at or near conference center.

THEME: Mission of the Heart

COST in US$ (Early Bird Prices – to December 31):
1. SHARED – Conference, Accommodation (shared room), Meals, Transport – US$300
2. SINGLE – Conference, Accommodation (single room), Meals, Transport – US$360
3. CONFERENCE ONLY – Conference, Lunch & Dinner – US$190
4. CHILDREN – Conference, Accommodation, Meals, Transport – US$150
5. INFANTS – Conference, Accommodation, Meals – US$50
6. THAILAND – Conference only for Thailand participants – Baht 6600
(Prices will increase by US$30 after January 3, 2025)
(Registration closes on June 30, 2025)
($50 non-refundable deposit required upon registration)

SPEAKERS:

DR BEN MATHEW (USA) – With his family from India and being born and raised in Canada, Ben has always appreciated the integration of cultures and ideas and was blessed to be involved in several ministries in his home, church, and community. With degrees in Counseling, Psychology, and Theology, Ben also enjoys the integration and collaboration of various academic disciplines. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Biblical Studies from Emmaus Bible College and continued his graduate work at Dallas Theological Seminary, earning an MA in Counseling and a PhD in Psychology from Northcentral University. Ben worked in the Dallas area for several years in private practice and at the nationally known Minirth Clinic, specializing in adolescent rehab and treatment of mental health issues. For the past two decades, Ben has been involved in higher education, helping to develop students and others to think critically and holistically about their faith, profession, and care for others. He served for over 20 years at Emmaus Bible College in various positions, most recently as a Professor and Chair of the Counseling Psychology department. Ben is a Board-Certified Counselor (NCC) and currently serves as a Professor of Clinical Counseling in the Graduate Counseling Programs (MA & PhD) at Columbia International University (ciu.edu). He also maintains a small counseling practice as a Licensed Professional Counselor in South Carolina, where he lives with his wife, Jenna, and their four children.

GODLY KOSHY RAJU (India) – Godly along with his wife Becky and son Evan are missionaries serving in Pune, India. They have been involved in ministry for over 10 years in Bangalore and now Pune. They both are engineers but as the Lord called them for ministry, they pursued their Bible and Counseling from Emmaus Bible College. Godly did his masters in Family Life Education from Bangalore. Currently they are helping with a church plant in Pune, youth ministry with the assemblies and Crossroads and as a Counsellor at Urban India Ministries. He is part of the faculty for the M.A. in counselling offered by UIM. Godly is the author of a book “Basic Counselling” used by Emmaus Academy, India and has helped establish Streams of Water – India, a team of youngsters that helps reach assembly youths in various ways. In his free time, he loves spending time with the community, exploring new foods, biking, playing sports and aqua scaping.

EUROPEAN CONFERENCE

26-30 September, 2022 | Durres, Albania | Grand Blue Fafa Resort

Strategic Addresses
1. INSPIRATION – The Role of The Spirit in our Kingdom Work – Allan McKinnon (UK)
2. ENVISIONING – What does the Lord show us today? – Andrzej Turkanik (Poland/Austria)
3. MOTIVATION – Finishing our race well – Michael Wickham (Spain)
4. KINGDOM – The place of suffering in the Kingdom – Simon Marshall (UK)

Bible Topic Sessions
1. When the Holy Spirit speaks. (Acts 13) – Frederic Walraven (Netherlands)
2. Seeing and hearing new things. (Acts 16) – Peter Kozar (Slovakia)
3. The value of my Life In light of the task (Acts 20) – Frederic Walraven (Netherlands)
4. With all boldness without hindrance! (Acts 28) – Alfred Mustafa (Albania)

Workshop topics
Apologetics | Leadership | Mission | Ethics | Bible Today | Church Life

IBCM8 GLOBAL CONFERENCE

Kuala Lumpur | Malaysia | June 19-24 | 2023

BOOKINGS OPEN