Welcome to the website for the Global Independent Baptist Missions. The Missions Office is a “financial” clearing house for missionaries that are associated with the Global Independent Baptist Fellowship. Our goal is to be a blessing, encouragement and help to the local sending Baptist Churches in their missions outreach and the missionary families they send out. We believe that God calls missionaries out of local churches and the churches send them to the mission field. God lays on the hearts of other pastors, churches and individuals to also support other missionaries that have presented their call (field) to them. We all have a part in these missionaries fulfilling their “Call of God” by prayerfully & financially supporting them.
This Missions Office receives the “gifts” (support) sent by the churches for the missionary or missionaries. We deposit & record all monies during the month and send receipts to the givers and detailed reports to the missionaries for their record of who sent how much for their support on the field. One hundred percent of the money sent to each missionary goes directly to the missionary. The office itself is supported the same way the missionaries are, by churches sending support for our expenses.
The Missions Office sends the missionary a 1099 for their taxes each year and makes available different insurance policies at their request. The Missions Office is registered as a 501C non-profit corporation for tax and exemption purposes.
We are glad to be able to help the sending churches in this way allowing them to maintain all authority over their missionaries in every way.
The Global Baptist Times The Global Baptist Times (BT), the official publication of the Global Independent Baptist Fellowship (GIBF). Independent Baptists have a lot to be excited about and the BT serves to showcase the influence and effectiveness of many of these churches. My goal is to promote a passion for excellence in the local church by stimulating your thinking about its ministries. Our message of the Gospel and glory of God is essential to all those around us, and our presentation of that message should do it justice. If you are serving in some local church ministry, I want the Baptist Times to become a valued resource that raises the bar in your service to the Lord. If your church does not already provide the Baptist Times, we hope you’ll consider subscribing through this website.
The GIBF was formed in November of 2000 at a meeting held at the Cleveland Baptist Church. The purpose of this fellowship is to promote and encourage church planting of old-fashioned, Bible-believing and Bible preaching Baptist churches, both in the United States and on foreign soil.
As Independent Baptists, we realize that we have no authority over individual Baptist churches, pastors, missionaries or evangelists, but we do believe that God gives us a measure of influence. Therefore, those who align and fellowship with the GIBF are men who believe in the Baptist distinctives, separation from the world, and godly standards.