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?


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


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


Doubted their call to ministry


Consider themselves overworked


Feel unable to meet the demands of the job


Considered leaving the ministry


Fight depression


Consider themselves lonely


Wrestle with anxiety


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


Believe they have experienced burnout


Have sought out professional help due to ministry related struggles


Have considered taking their own life


Don’t have a mentor


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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