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Devotional

Avoiding Bad Company

INDEPENDENT BAPTIST FELLOWSHIP

The Independent Baptist Fellowship is first and foremost exactly as the name denotes, a fellowship of Independent Baptists. Therefore, the Independent Baptist Fellowship has a threefold purpose:

PROMOTING FELLOWSHIP

WE EXIST TO PROMOTE fellowship among Independent Fundamental Baptists throughout our nation and abroad.

( I Jn. 1:3,7; I Thess.5:11; Amos 3:3; Psa. 55:14)

ENCOURAGING BELIEVERS

WE EXIST TO ENCOURAGE Christians in small ministries as well as large, to take a stand for the cause of Christ. This includes separating from worldliness, liberalism and ecumenicism.

( II Cor. 6:14-18; Rom. 16:17; II Thess. 3:6,14; II Tim. 3:5; II Jn.10-11)

PREACHING THE GOSPEL

WE EXIST TO PREACH the fundamental doctrines of the faith and encourage soul winning and discipleship.

( Matt. 28:18-20; Mk. 16:15)

New Testament Baptist Church

Nassau, Bahamas

Dr. Dave Adams

June 22-25, 2020

Greetings,

I know that many have been anxiously waiting information concerning the Annual IBF meeting that was scheduled to be held in Nassau, Bahamas on June 23-25, 2020.  We apologize for the delay, but we were hoping that the situation would be different from our current outcome.  As a result of the current pandemic and the uncertainties of the immediate future, we are cancelling the Annual IBF meeting for the 2020 calendar year.   Dr. Adams and the New Testament Baptist Church have graciously agreed to host the 2021 Conference in Nassau, Bahamas.  Our decision to cancel the Annual Fellowship is based on the following circumstances:

  • Infectious disease experts and virologist cannot agree as to when things will return to normal.

  • Churches and Pastors are experiencing great financial hardships due to the Covid-19 pandemic. 

  • Due to the drastic changes in the daily routine, the school year will not end most likely until July or early August for the Bahamas, which will impact Dr. Adams and the church directly as they have a school on their property.

  • The short turn around time to secure travel arrangements and lodging if things do return to normal before the scheduled conference time.

 

We are disappointed in having to cancel the meeting, but we must proceed with wisdom during this time.  Thank you for your understanding and please let me encourage you to plan to be in the Bahamas in 2021.

 

Dr. Anthony Carter

2019-2020
IBF
LEADERSHIP TEAM
DR. JAMES EARLS

BLAZING LEGACY'S TRAIL

Dr. James Earls is the founding pastor and current Pastor Emeritus of Emmaus Road Baptist Church in Chesapeake, VA. At a time when African-Americans were separated from the fundamental truths of God's Word, steeped instead in traditionalism, the Lord impressed upon the heart of a young preacher to blaze a trail for his "kinsmen according to the flesh." With a fire in his spirit and a zeal to see a clear cut picture of the gospel shared with all people, regardless of race, Dr. Earls began a journey unlike any other. The Independent Baptist Fellowship is the end-product of the legacy journey that started some 60 years ago. Thousands have come to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ because one man followed in obedience where the Lord led.

To all of those who rallied around the financial need for this great servant of God during the GoFundMe campaign...THANK YOU!!

Do not hesitate to contact the IBF if you would like to give towards this need.

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