MACEDONIA INTERNATIONAL BIBLE FELLOWSHIP

Resourcing Local Churches and Creating Healthy Community That Facilitates Healthy Leaders

    

What is MIBF? What Do We Value?

Who are we?

A family of spiritual formationauthentic relationshipsmutuality and legacy led by Bishop Kenneth C Ulmer

What do those terms mean?

Family:

We are a spiritual family of priority, unconditional love and acceptance; which fosters a place of safety and support 

Spiritual Formation:

We believe in organic discipleship through teaching, spirit-led activity and doing life together.

Authentic Relationships:

We are a supportive, confidential, and grace-centered environment that provides a place for sharing and accountability

Mutuality:

We believe in a circle of leadership

Legacy:

We are stewards of wisdom, revelation and anointing that has come before us, and we have the responsibility to pass it down to the next generation, so that the chain is unbroken.

Why The Need?

“God places the lonely in families…” Psalm 68:6 (NLT)

“Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed. If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But someone who falls alone is in real trouble.” Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 (NLT)

“By yourself you’re unprotected. With a friend you can face the worst. Can you round up a third? A three-stranded rope isn’t easily snapped.” Ecclesiastes 4:12 (MSG)

According to a 2016 Pastoral Survey from ExPastors.com:

64%

Doubted their call to ministry

64%

Consider themselves overworked

86%

Feel unable to meet the demands of the job

85%

Considered leaving the ministry

61%

Fight depression

62%

Consider themselves lonely

65%

Wrestle with anxiety

83%

Take prescription drugs for things such as anxiety, depression, or mood disorders

71%

Believe they have experienced burnout

51%

Have sought out professional help due to ministry related struggles

29%

Have considered taking their own life

56%

Don’t have a mentor

63%

Would leave ministry if they could provide for their family without working at a church

Understanding The Times: The Church & Changing Culture

 
November 14-15, 2018
Los Angeles, CA
 

 

The issues we face threaten the Body of Christ as never before; and they are not going away. I declare and decree the gates of hell shall not prevail – but please know they are trying! On November 14th & 15th, 2018 I hope that you will join me as we deal with: Understanding The Times: The Church & Changing Culture In this final season of my ministry life, my greatest concern is for the next generation of leaders, the church and the challenges they have to be prepared to face. I pray that you and your leaders will join me.
 
 
 

 

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