What is MIBF? What Do We Value?
Who are we?
A family of spiritual formation, authentic relationships, mutuality and legacy led by Bishop Kenneth C Ulmer
What do those terms mean?
We are a spiritual family of priority, unconditional love and acceptance; which fosters a place of safety and support
We believe in organic discipleship through teaching, spirit-led activity and doing life together.
We are a supportive, confidential, and grace-centered environment that provides a place for sharing and accountability
We believe in a circle of leadership
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:
History of MIBF
Dr. Ulmer was consecrated Bishop of Christian Education of the Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship, where he served as a founding member on the Bishops Council.
Macedonia International Bible Fellowship started in 1998 with a conversation in Johannesburg, South Africa. Dr. Ulmer was in South Africa to speak to Pastors and Leaders. Upon arrival, a group of Pastors met him and asked him to “father” them in ministry. The term they used; “Father” spoke to Dr. Ulmer’s heart and passion for genuine relationships and confirmed what God had been saying to him. Macedonia International Bible Fellowship was born in that moment and now the MIBF community consists of pastors and churches representing ministries in Africa and the U.S.
Understanding The Times: The Church & Changing Culture
November 14-16, 2018
Los Angeles, CA
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.