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 10-20 countries a year—126 nations in all. 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: $140,000 (for full funding)
Received in 2022: $63,972
Giving in 2021: $154,414
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.
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 (no deductibility).
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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.
Through mentoring, younger teachers are rising up worldwide. "Entrust to reliable people who will also be qualified to teach others" (2 Timothy 2:2).
Total need: $195,000 (for full funding for all IBTM-associated teachers)
Received in 2022: $48,382
Giving in 2021: $112,059
III. AIM TRAINING
As of 2021, 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: $25,314
Received in 2022: $6,642
Giving in 2021: $6,328
Donations can be made by check (made out to "A.I.M.") and sent to 957 Shy Lane, Marietta GA 30060.
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.
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. 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 we've been able to move 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 need: $18,959
Received in 2022: $11,687
Giving in 2021: $10,892
SPECIFIC NEEDS, 2022 (Sponsorship fully met in black; outstanding needs in blue.) Requests—feel free to identify areas of need. (Email me.)
$2898—Philippines [1500 given 2021] (Cebu & Asia Pacific Leadership Academy), remaining: $1298 _____
$3250—China. $2140 given, $1110 to go ____
$99—South Africa (Johannesburg)
$4345—Indonesia. $1790 received, remaining: $2555 _____
$810—Nepal (Kathmandu). $300 given, $510 remaining ____
$688—Turkey (Istanbul). $528 given; $160 remaining _____
$100—Dominican Republic (Santo Domingo) _____
$242—Tobago: $50 given, $142 to go ____
$69—Czech Republic (Prague)
$70—Puerto Rico _____
$105—Brazil (Rio de Janeiro) _____
$250—India (Pune) _____
$274—India (Bangalore): $65 given; remaining $209_____
$1939—India (Mumbai). $1300 given; remaining $639 _____
$250—Ghana (Accra) _____
$570—Nicaragua (Malpaisillo) _____
$99—United Arab Emirates _____
$251—Jamaica. $110 given, $141 to go _____
$60—Honduras (San Pedro Sula) ____
$190—Zambia. $150 given, remaining $40_____
$316—Nigeria (Abuja) ____
$56—Bulgaria (Sofia) ____
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.
Donations can be made by check ("IBTM") and sent to 957 Shy Lane, Marietta GA 30060) or by credit card (click on one of the DONATE buttons).
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