The International Bible Teaching Ministry takes seriously Jesus' charge to go into all the world. The strategy is three-pronged:

I. TEACHING  

Since the teaching ministry began officially (1992), I've visited over 120 nations. Even now, I typically work in 15-20 countries a year. The ministry also underwrites travel expenses for a number of male and female teachers. "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: $160,000 (for full funding of all programs)
Received in 2017: $86,771
Giving in 2016: $106,310

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.

BECOME A MONTHLY SUPPORTER
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Once we establish contact, you'll be asked to provide the relevant financial information. (For US residents, a tax receipt will be sent within a few days of your donation.) IBTM is a tax-exempt entity with 501(c)(3) status, EIN 20-3467033. All contributions made to IBTM are tax-deductible.
 

II. TRAINING  

Through mentoring and through programs like AIM (ministry training), younger teachers are being encouraged worldwide. As of 2017, IBTM is connected with over 20 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 2017: $48,402
Giving in 2016: $55,200

SPECIFIC NEEDS

(1) Scholarships for students in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. Sponsors are always needed.
(2) Support for our AIM teachers. Due to low funding levels, in 2016 we paid our principal teachers only a fraction of their salary. (All guest speakers were remunerated in full.) About $6,000 is owed. Please help us to get back on track.

(3) GHANA -- $703 sought, sponsorship of C. J. Wakefield travel to Accra.
$100 received, $603 to go___.

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 2017: $1000  We are obviously underfunded.
Giving in 2016: $3060

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.

III. MATERIALS

This ministry believes deeply in the power of the Word. 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: $15,000 (includes Q1 of 2018)
Received in 2017: $10,695
Giving in 2016: $9994

Donations can be made by check (made out to "A.I.M." or "IBTM" and sent to 2256 Rushmore Dr, Marietta GA 30062) or by credit card (click on DONATE).

SPECIFIC NEEDS, 2017. (Needs still outstanding in blue.) 

  • BOGOTÁ, COLOMBIA -- $82 (Oct 2017). Received in full, 27 Oct 2017.
  • Muslim Outreach -- $89 (September 2017). $70 received, $19 to go___
  • Gaborone, BOTSWANA -- $900 (2018). Received: 763, balance $137 ____
  • Blantyre & Lilongwe, MALAWI -- $800 (2018). Received: $90, balance $710____
  • BOTSWANA -- $137 (June & July 2017).  Donations for full amount received.
  • MOSCOW, RUSSIA -- $150 (8 October). Received balance 2 Nov (thanks!)
  • MEXICO CITY -- $144 (August 2017). Received in full!
  • NIGERIA -- $374 (Lagos & Abuja) -- (July 2017).  Received: $374, with thanks.
  • TOGO -- $346 (July 2017). $332 received 20 June, $14 on 31 July -- all set!
  • ZAMBIA - $1019 (2017 trip: @ 28/12/16). Received: $225, short: $794 -- received 18 Oct
  • GHANA - $981 (2017 trip): received in full 28/12/16.
  • Manila, Philippines - $204. Received: $204, 23/2/17.
  • St Kitts & Nevis - $250. Received, 25/2/17.
  • SOUTH AFRICA (June 2017) - $1022. Received in full.
  • Salvador & Sao Paulo, Brazil - $783. Received in full.
  • Lagos, Nigeria - $132. Received in full 4/4/17.
  • KUWAIT - $320 (March 2017). Received in full.
  • Nairobi, Kenya - $910 (April 2017). Received in full.
  • Campus ministries (NC) -- $1081. Given: $500 and $581 -- thanks.
  • Kigali, Rwanda - $260 (April 2017). Received in full.
  • NIGERIA - $780 (April 2017). Received in full.
  • PAKISTAN - $310 (June 2017).  Received: $142, 18 June 2017; $168 on 20 June. Thanks!
  • CHINA (Guangzhou) -- $444 (July 2017). $444 received, 27 Oct.
  • Port St. Lucie, Florida -- $96 (September 2017). Received in full, 18 Oct.
  • Auburn, Alabama -- $119 (September 2017). Received in full.

In the majority of developing nations around the world, monthly salaries are in the range of $30-$300. Books, which typically cost $10 or more, 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 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.

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 on donations in previous years, link to ibtm.info.