The International Bible Teaching Ministry takes seriously Jesus' charge to go into all the world. The strategy is three-pronged:
Since the teaching ministry began officially (1992), I've visited 125 nations, typically working in 10-20 countries a year. The ministry also underwrites travel expenses for a number of male and female teachers as they share the word in their own geographical regions. "Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them... and teaching them..." (Matthew 28:19).
Your general support donation helps to compensate IBTM's international teachers for research, developing new materials, and traveling / speaking in the developing world.
Total need: $150,000 (for full funding of all programs)
Received in 2019: $47,638
Giving in 2018: $130,101
One-time donations for TEACHING or TRAINING can be made by check (made out to "IBTM," or to "AIM," to support the biblical training program) and sent to 2256 Rushmore Dr, Marietta GA 30062) or by credit card (click on DONATE).
Perhaps, instead of a one-time donation, you would like to become a monthly supporter. Click, and then indicate how much support you're able to provide: For example, $25, $50, $75, $100... U.S. citizens, please do not send donations via Paypal.
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Through mentoring and through programs like AIM (ministry training), younger teachers are being encouraged worldwide. As of 2019, IBTM is connected with over 25 international teaching programs. "Entrust to reliable people who will also be qualified to teach others" (2 Timothy 2:2).
Total need: $80,000 (for full funding for all IBTM-associated teachers)
Received in 2019: $3721
Giving in 2018: $80,192
(1) Scholarships for students in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. Sponsors are always needed.
(2) We are subsidizing tuition for a large number of campus students.
The Athens Institute of Ministry admits students of any race, color, national, and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities made available to students of A.I.M. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in admissions policies, scholarships, or other programs.
ATHENS INSTITUTE OF MINISTRY & SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Total need: $30,000
Received in 2019: $100 Yes, we are underfunded.
Giving in 2018: $1625
Donations can be made by check (made out to "A.I.M.") and sent to 2256 Rushmore Dr, Marietta GA 30062). Or donate at the AIM website.
The Athens Institute of Ministry was established in January 2004 to train preachers, teachers, and serious Bible students. Biblical education is a deep need, and it is also the area in which I feel most called to serve. Sessions have taken place in Georgia, San Diego, London, Manila, Lagos, Stockholm, Kiev, Miami, and other cities, as well as long distance by DVD and over the web. We are eager to offer scholarships to worthy students in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, the Caribbean, and Eastern Europe. Your donations help students to participate who otherwise would not be able to afford the tuition. We want to extend scholarship offers and assistance to as many students as possible. AIM is a tax-exempt entity with 501(c)(3) status, EIN 20-3467033. Contributions are tax-deductible.
This ministry believes deeply in the power of the Word. Every year the ministry gives away (or steeply subsidizes) $10,000-$15,000 worth of teaching materials. (So far this year, nearly $5000 in books, CDs, DVDs, and Bibles has been distributed. Donors have given $1360.) Since I fly so much with Delta Airlines, whose main hub is in Atlanta, I am allowed to check three heavy bags (95 kg, or 210 lbs), whenever I fly. Most of the weight allowance goes to books. That's great, and I've moved many tons of books since 2003. Donors have always risen up and met the needs—fully.
Let's get Bibles and solid Christian teaching materials into the hands of as many persons as possible! It is always a pleasure to give away Bibles and teaching materials, often in faith that a donor will rise to meet the occasion. "The word of God is living and active..." (Hebrews 4:12).
Total budgeted: $14,000
Received in 2019: $2400
Giving in 2017: $12,109
SPECIFIC NEEDS, 2019. (Sponsorship fully met in black; needs still outstanding in blue.)
Amman, Jordan—$56 _____
Bangalore, India—$41—received in full.
Bridgetown, Barbados—$68 _____
China—$449. Received: $400, balance $49 _____
Dhaka, Bangladesh—$138 _____
Guwahati, India—$124 _____
Jakarta, Indonesia—$51 _____
Kiev, Ukraine—$244. $179 given, $65 balance _____
Lagos, Nigeria—$368. Received: $288, balance $80
Lilongwe & Blantyre, Malawi—$97 _____
Lucknow, India—$253. $59 received, balance $194 _____
Lusaka, Zambia—$364. $100 received, balance $264 _____
Mexico City, Mexico—$1189. Received: $600, balance $589 _____
Montego Bay, Jamaica—$230. $100 received, balance $130 _____
Phnom Penh, Cambodia—$244 _____
Riga, Latvia—$503. Received: $100, balance $403 _____
Tel Aviv, Israel—$567. Received: $330, balance $267 _____
South Africa—$466. Received: $200, balance $266 ____
Requests—feel free to identify areas of need. (Email me.)
Blantyre & Lilongwe, Malawi—$876
China & Burma—$300
Harare & Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, and Lusaka, Zambia—$126
Kingston, Montego Bay, & St Catherine's), Jamaica—$600
Kinshasa, DRC and Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo—$195
La Paz, Bolivia—$106
Port of Spain, Trinidad—$287
St. Vincent, W.I.—$109
Johannesburg, Cape Town, & Durban, South Africa—$2634
Yangon, Myanmar, subsidized website access—$347
In the majority of developing nations around the world, monthly salaries are in the range of $50-$300. Christian books, which typically cost $10-$20, are an exorbitant expense for persons living in such economic situations. Helping Christians and churches through biblical education can make a tremendous difference in building faith and expanding the horizons of readers. The Third World Book Fund is not only for books, but also for Bibles, as well as audio messages, distributed not only to individuals, but also to church libraries. IBTM is a tax-exempt entity with 501(c)(3) status, EIN 20-3467033. All contributions made to IBTM are tax-deductible.
Donations can be made by check ("IBTM") and sent to 2256 Rushmore Dr, Marietta GA 30062) or by credit card (click on one of the DONATE buttons).
Special note for new monthly donors and for any one-off donors giving $30 or more:
We appreciate your donation. Please accept a small gift as a token of our gratitude. After you donate, we will contact you and ask which item you would like. (Here you can find both books and CD sets.) It will be shipped to your residence, no matter what country you live in.
For details of donations in previous years, click ibtm.info.