About IBC Jurbise

Our Mission

Jesus Christ commanded us: "Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.  And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age." Matthew 28:19-20

Some of the disciples to whom Jesus gave this commandment were full of questions and doubts (Matthew 28:17).  Maybe you're like that!  IBC is a place where you can bring your honest questions and doubts and seek answers from God's Word, the Bible.  Whether you're not yet a believer, young in the faith, or a seasoned Christian, our goal is to become faithful followers of Jesus Christ and to help others do the same.

Our Values

42 They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. 43 Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles. 44 All the believers were together and had everything in common. 45 They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need. 46 Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, 47 praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved. 
Acts 2:42-47

The Bible

We value the Bible as the Word of God.

Worship

We value corporate worship.

Prayer

We value corporate prayer.

Equipping

We value equipping believers for service.

Small Groups

We value supportive relationships in small groups.

Unity

We value unity in diversity.

The Gospel

We value the spread of the Gospel.

What We Believe

The Bible

The Bible is revealed truth from God without any error and relevant to our daily lives.

The Trinity

There is one God who always has and always will exist in three persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.

Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ is God the Son who, conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary, gave his life for the salvation of the world.

Salvation

The forgiveness of sins and the promise of eternal life are assured to those who trust Christ as Savior and Lord.

Baptism

Baptism is an act of obedience which symbolizes one's new life with Christ as Savior and Lord.

The Church

The Church is the Body of Christ on earth and exists to glorify God among the nations and to prepare Christians for spiritual growth and service to others.

Schedule of Services and Meetings

SUNDAY
10h00 Morning Worship
(English & French)

Nursery care is provided during our Sunday morning service.  (infants to 2 years of age)
Children's Church is provided for children pre-school through 5th grade during part of the morning service.

WEDNESDAY
Community Prayer at IBC
10h30 - 11h30
and
17h00 - 18h00

THROUGHOUT THE WEEK
Life Groups meet in homes
(English & French)

Pastor David's Biography

Pastor David Stevens

Pastor David Stevens

David is a graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary (1982, Th.M.) and of the Faculté Libre de Théologie Evangélique (1999, Th.D.) near Paris, France. He also authored the recently released God’s New Humanity: A Biblical Theology of Multiethnicity for the Church (Wipf & Stock, 2012). David and his wife, Mary Alice, are the parents of four children—Jonathan (now with the Lord), Rebecca, Mary Lynne, and Justin—and grandparents to five grandchildren all of whom live in the US. In his spare time, David loves to read French, snow ski, travel, and hang out with his wife as well as (via Skype and FaceTime) with his children and grandchildren in the States.

IBC Jurbise History

In 1967 a group of American military members migrated from France when NATO was asked to leave and began meeting in Casteau, Belgium. This group originally was a mission work from the Emmanuel Baptist Church in Paris, France. The missions main aim was to provide a place where English speakers could gather and praise the name of our Lord. By 1968, this once small house group had grown to such an extent that they decided to officially organize as a congregation with their own pastor.

The International Baptist Church has been meeting regularly since 1973 in Jurbise as a group of believers for the purpose of worship, personal growth and sharing the Gospel with all who live in the SHAPE area.  Over the years this outreach has included many who are not Americans but nevertheless speak English.

Since 1967 literally thousands of people from all over the world have been changed by the impact of this church.

We now call ourselves International Bible Church but are affiliated with the International Baptist Convention, and have a fraternal relationship to the Southern Baptist Convention.