The International Bible Teaching Ministry takes seriously Jesus' charge to go into all the world. Our strategy is three-pronged:
Since the inception of the International Bible Teaching Ministry (1992), I typically work in 10 countries a year. (So far, I've been in 132 nations.) The ministry also provides tuition and 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: $130,000 (for full funding)
Received in 2023: $86,784
Giving in 2022: $125,538
One-time donations for TEACHING or TRAINING can be given by check (made out to "IBTM") and sent to 957 Shy Lane, Marietta GA 30060.
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Through mentoring, younger teachers are rising up worldwide. "Entrust to reliable people who will also be qualified to teach others" (2 Timothy 2:2). Currently the circle of teachers affiliated with this ministry is about 80 persons in all.
Total need: $115,000 (for full funding for all IBTM-associated teachers)
Received in 2023: $63,529 (incl. $18,000 from North River CoC)
Giving in 2022: $111,096
SPECIAL NEED: PhD Tuition for Nigerian teacher Fred George, for tuition and expenses at Stellenbosch University in South Africa (2023-2025). Total need: $26,607. Received: $8250.
Another focus: bringing teachers from around the world to Turkey for the Antioch Seminar (June 2024).
As of 2023, AIM is connected with 26 other international teaching programs.
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: $10,000
Received in 2023: $5,119
Giving in 2022: $7,118
Donations can be made by check (made out to "A.I.M.") and sent to 957 Shy Lane, Marietta GA 30060. Or click on the button to donate by credit card.
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. Programs have taken place in Atlanta, San Diego, London, Manila, Lagos, Stockholm, Kiev, Miami, Oslo, 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.
III. MATERIALS (BOOK FUND)
This ministry is founded on the power of the Word. Every year the ministry gives away (or steeply subsidizes) $10,000-$15,000 worth of teaching materials. Since I fly so much, I am usually 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 we've been able to move many tons of teaching materials 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).
Target: $20,000 ($25,250 including Nepalese school)
Received in 2023: $19,245
Giving in 2022: $19,722 (+ $6500, Nepalese school uniforms)
SPECIFIC NEEDS, 2023 (Sponsorship fully met in black; outstanding needs in blue.) Requests—feel free to identify areas of need. (Email me.)
$6750—Africa (multiple nations): $4279 given so far
$5250—Nepalese school uniforms: $7250 (goal met!)
Philippines (Cebu & Asia Pacific Leadership Academy)—$2898, China—$3250, Chile (Santiago)—$90, Mexico (Monterrey)—$1306, Lithuania (Vilnius)—$141, Miscellaneous—$1020, South Africa (Johannesburg)—$99, Indonesia—$4345, Bahrain—$168, Hungary (Budapest)—$105, Oman—$150, Nepal (Kathmandu)—$810, Turkey (Istanbul)—$688, Dominican Republic (Santo Domingo)–$100, Tobago—$242, Guam—$318, Norway—$168, Developing nations—$150, Czech Republic (Prague)—$69, Mexico (Tijuana)—$100, Puerto Rico—$70, Brazil (Rio de Janeiro)—$105, India (Pune)—$250, India (Bangalore)—$338, India (Chennai)—$141, India (Mumbai)—$1939, India (Trichi)—$40, India (New Delhi)—$28, Ghana (Accra)—$250, Nicaragua (Malpaisillo)—$570, United Arab Emirates—$99, Jamaica—$251, Honduras (San Pedro Sula)—$60, Moldova—$177, Spain (Madrid)—$76, Zambia (Lusaka)—$190, Nigeria (Abuja)—$316, Bulgaria (Sofia)—$56, Malta—$58, Nepalese school uniforms—$6500
China—$466, Ellicottville NY church plant—$123, Ukraine—$27, Liverpool—$250, Manchester—$140, Estonia—$152, Latvia—$118, Bulgaria—$98, Switzerland—$157, Norway—$300, Grenada—$150, India—$1500, Pittsburgh singles—$349, Persian Gulf (UAE, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait)—$4200, Kuwait—$730, Albania—$24, Philippines—$1500, Lagos, Nigeria—$146, Kingston, Jamaica—$61, Mexico—$450
2020: China—$97, Bolivia—$163, Paris campus ministry—$108, Monterrey, Mexico—$300, Sydney, Australia—$52, US campus ministries—$3825, UK campus ministry—$136, Bahamas—$639, Salem, India—$714, Africa (unspecified)—$293, India (mainly Bangalore)—$5319, Pakistan—$315, miscellaneous nations—$753
2019: Amman, Jordan—$56, Antananarivo, Madagascar—$199, Baku, Azerbaijan—$199 Bangalore, India—$41, Blantyre, Malawi—$199, Bridgetown, Barbados—$68, China—$462, Dhaka, Bangladesh—$138, Guwahati, India—$124, Jakarta, Indonesia—$51, Johannesburg, South Africa—$2079, Johor Baru, Malaysia — $54, Kiev, Ukraine—$244, La Paz, Bolivia—$98, Lagos, Nigeria—$658, Lilongwe & Blantyre, Malawi—$446, Lucknow, India—$253, Lusaka, Zambia—$418, Maputo, Mozambique—$1045, Mexico City, Mexico—$1189, Montego Bay, Jamaica—$230, Nassau, Bahamas—$130, Phnom Penh, Cambodia—$244, Port Elizabeth, South Africa—$280, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea —$124, Riga, Latvia—$503, Tel Aviv, Israel—$567, Tbilisi, Georgia—$309
2018: Lusaka, Zambia—$300, Accra, Ghana—$467, Bangalore, India—$300, Barbados—$700, Blantyre & Lilongwe, Malawi—$876, China—$225, China & Burma—$300, Clemson SC—$51, Gaborone, Botswana—$1680, Grenada, W.I.—$101, Harare & Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, and Lusaka, Zambia—$126, Havana, Cuba—$94, Jakarta, Indonesia—$279, Kingston, Montego Bay, & St Catherine's), Jamaica—$600, Jos, Nigeria—$58, Kinshasa, DRC and Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo—$195, La Paz, Bolivia—$106, Lagos, Nigeria—$2285, Muslim Outreach—$89, Port of Spain, Trinidad—$287, St. Vincent, W.I.—$109, Johannesburg, Cape Town, & Durban, South Africa—$2634, Yangon, Myanmar, heavily 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.
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