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A.I.M. (Andrew Inspired Men) Men's Ministry

Purpose
To bring together the saved men of Israel Baptist Church and the unsaved men in the surrounding communities fellowship, bible study, and workshops, that will enlighten and encourage men to act as leaders in our Church, their families and communities.

Vision
Each man of Israel Baptist Church family will be spiritually empowered to move to their rightful alignment with God to lead the Church, their family and their community through evangelism, education, and empowerment.

Mission
To encourage the hearts of the saved and unsaved men to grow and experience God for themselves To become better Christian men in the eyes of God, Church, family and community

Christian Education Ministry

Lighthouse Ministry

  • Evangelism:

    Mission Statement:
    Under the leading of the Holy Spirit, we exist to share the knowledge and love of Jesus Christ with the world. Bringing them into a saving knowledge and relationship with Him and encouraging fellowship with the body of Christ for spiritual growth. We also strive to encourage and teach believers to share their faith with the lost to grow the body of Christ in fulfilling God's command to the church.

    Vision Statement As a disciple of this ministry we will strive to equip every believer with the tools to reach the lost, through continuous training with materials and updated techniques and information. Disciples of the Israel Baptist Church of Baltimore City will work to develop a loving, nurturing and confident believers, who share their faith one on one and providing a loving church home for growth in Christ.

    "A Lighthouse Manifesto"

    Greetings,

    We would like to take this opportunity to reach out to everyone of our family members of IBC. In a time when many are dealing with a variety of concerns in their lives, and while many are enduring the storms and continuing to worship and fellowship, some of us are having a more difficult time then others and therefore have ceased to fellowship, it is therefore with this in mind that we reach out to everyone within the fold with the love of Christ."

    Someone may feel like no one cares, others many feel like my "absences don't matter" especially if no one has reach out to them in a reasonable time frame. Someone is recovering from illness, another from loss of employment or someone else from the loss of a loved one, while others may have been hurt within the walls. We all have different kinds of hurts and losses in our lives and need healing from time to time.

    So, as the Lord spoke to us through our Pastor in a message about "The Good Samaritan" parable, our desire is to fulfill God's purpose and encourage one another in the faith. The enemies' desire is to steal, kill and destroy, St. John 10:10a, but Christ wants us to have a more abundant life -- not just with stuff, but having joy, love, peace, hope and more. We need to do as the Good Samaritan did:

    • Stop -- Take some time to care for someone else.
    • Stoop -- Humble ourselves and show some compassion for others
    • Save -- Share the love and mercy of Christ with everyone (The Gospel)
    • Serve -- Do something to make a difference in their life and you'll be blessed

    Ministry Team
    Sister Sharon Woods, Lighthouse Servant Leader
    Minister Gregory Allen, Evangelism Servant Leader


  • Christ Cares Ministry
  • Encouragers Ministry
  • Mission Ministry

Silver Eagles Ministry

Mission Statement
The Senior Citizens Ministry, Silver Eagles, will follow the mission statement of Israel Baptist Church:
  • To encourage those in our congregation who are 55 years and older to become actively involved;
  • To participate in activities that will foster spiritual growth and enrich our minds;
  • To evangelize and visit the sick;
  • To fellowship with seniors of other churches;
  • To be mentors and good examples for our youth;
  • To promote positive attitudes.
Vision Statement
The Senior Citizens Ministry will follow our pastor’s vision as he follows God’s plan.

Motto:
"SENIORS ON THE GO" ... We Make Things Happen!

Ministry Team
Sis. Geraldine Nixon, Ministry Leader Sis. Marjorie Lilly, Advisor

Women's Ministry

Mission Statement
The Women's Ministry of Israel Baptist Church will promote spiritual growth and maturity in women that reflects the vision of our church and our belief in the unadulterated authority of God's Word.

Purpose
To equip women for: Life - by providing opportunities for spiritual and personal growth while believing that every woman has value and may need to be nurtured to become a role model of Christian excellence in her family, her church, and in the community. Ministry - by engaging them in fruitful and fulfilling service to our Lord; encouraging women to seek out their gifts for utilization in this ministry, our church and community.

Goals
We will strive to meet our mission and purpose by providing for personal growth through:

  • Bible Study, prayer and worship opportunities
  • Seminars targeted to the needs and growth of women
  • Fellowship opportunities in which to encourage women, serve and build friendships
  • Fruitful and fulfilling work opportunities to encourage women to use their gifts whenever the chance arises to become involved in the planning and execution of women's ministry events/projects and lend support to other ministries on behalf of the women's ministry.

Ministry Team
Sis. Gloria White, Ministry Leader
Sis. Shaney Walker, Asst. Ministry Leader
Sis. Adrienne Allen, Advisor

Young Adult Ministry

Min. Kevin Gresham II, IBC Youth Minister

Kevin V. Gresham II was born in Baltimore, Maryland to Bishop Kevin Gresham Sr. and Lady Denise Gresham. As Kevin furthered his walk with Christ he began serving in his father's ministry at the Greater Saint John Church as the youth director and young adult director; he even appeared as the guest speaker at a number of engagements.

As a follower of Christ, Kevin knows that his assignment is to spread the gospel to those who are lost and those who are faced with tremendous adversity. For this reason, Kevin has devoted spending his time encouraging people and letting them know that''...all things work together for the good of those who love God; those who are called according to His purpose.'' - Romans 8:28

Who We Are:
IBC Young Adults ages 20s & 30s

How To Connect With Us
Social Media:
Facebook - IBC Young Adult Ministry
Instagram - @IBCYoungAdults
Twitter - @IBC YoungAdults
Email -

Events
Weekly Prayer Calls - 515-604-9943, code 241989
Monthly events - Last Saturday of every month
Young Adult Sunday - October 22nd

Youth Ministry

Mission Statement
Our goal is to build and empower youth who will retain their integrity. We will help them develop a relationship with Christ, by establishing Christian moral and principles, while making the word of God applicable in everyday life.

2017 Motto
“Connect, Grow, Belong”
Roman 12: 1-2 Mark 12: 29-31 1 Peter 4:10-11

Purpose
To train our youth to walk in truth and obedience to the Bible, to teach them to worship and honor Christ in all aspects of their lives, then for them to demonstrate a willingness and an attitude for work in the ministry of Christ, which will then lead to an outward difference in their lives and the winning of souls to Christ, and finally this will come full circle by welcoming more youth into Christian fellowship and discipleship.

Walk-“Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.” (Matthew 28:20)

Worship - The Psalmist said, “Give unto the Lord the glory due unto his name; worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.” (Psalms 29:2)

Work -Jesus again commands his disciples, “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” (Matthew 5:16)

Witness - "The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise."Proverbs 11:30 (KJV) Welcome Others –, Wherefore receive ye one another, as Christ also received us to the glory of God. Romans 15:7(KJV)

Ministry Team
Sis. Stephanie Hunter, Ministry Servant Leader :
Sis. Dawn Daniels, Assistant Ministry Servant Leader