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That is a good question! Who are we really?

The IBC Giessen is a New Testament body of believers in Christ, a member of the "Bund Evangelisch-Freikirchlicher Gemeinden in Deutschland" (the German Baptist Union) and affiliated with the "International Baptist Convention". The Bible is our guide and standard for ministry.

We desire that many become acquainted with Triune God - the Father, His Son Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit.

History

This Church was built as a project in 1963 by the "Bethel Baptist Church" in Frankfurt. The Church was formed to serve the US military in the areas of Butzbach, Wetzlar and Giessen, Germany. At that time the Church members were mainly US Military and their dependants.
After the closing of the local US Army depot, this changed and we are now serving mostly to local people and to (international) students of the both universities of Giessen.

The International Baptist Convention

The International Baptist Convention (IBC) is a fellowship of English-language churches and missions in Europe and the Middle East which voluntarily cooperate with each other for the purpose of carrying out the Great Commission of Jesus Christ found in Matthew 28:18-20. This Commission calls believers to be witnesses for Christ locally and throughout the world.

The convention is comprised of more than 60 English-language churches and missions located in 22 countries.

For more information: http://www.ibc-churches.org

The Bund Evangelisch Freikirchlicher Gemeinden in Deutschland

Die Baptisten gehören zum Bund Evangelisch-Freikirchlicher Gemeinden in Deutschland (BEFG). Er ist mit 88.000 Mitgliedern in 900 Gemeinden die größte Freikirche. Als Freikirche ist der BEFG unabhängig vom Staat. Es wird keine Kirchensteuer erhoben. Sämtliche Aufwendungen - von den Gehältern der Pastoren, über den Bau und Unterhalt der Kirchen und Gemeindehäuser bis zur Unterstützung für Menschen in Not - werden aus Spenden und freiwilligen Beiträgen der Mitglieder bestritten. Viele geben zehn Prozent ihres Einkommens und mehr. Verbindliche Richtschnur für alle Aktivitäten ist die Bibel.

For more information: http://www.baptisten.org

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