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IBI: It’s More Than Just a Curriculum, It’s Our Church’s Way of Life

IBI: It’s More Than Just a Curriculum, It’s Our Church’s Way of Life

Mar 2, 2014

by Pastor Hank Baduel
IBI Dumaguete charter began just a few years ago. The desire to have a Bible curriculum IN THE CHURCH is in the very heart of every pastor who understands his role and his joy, that is, to see the congregation that he loves, GROW TOGETHER with him deeply in the knowledge of God’s word. IBI is simply the perfect tool for that.
Hamilton BaduelAs a pastor who’s job is primarily that of teaching, it is easy to lose the predominant student perspective and attitude because of the teaching nature of his role. But thru IBI, I realized that nothing could be more rewarding than BEING A STUDENT TOGETHER WITH YOUR PEOPLE. To be built together, to be rebuilt together, to be restored together and to be enriched together as we gaze upon the beauty of our Lord thru a deeper and systematic approach to the study God’s Word.
IBI has helped my church to understand unity because there is one vision, and one goal, that is know Him and to let Him be known as some would put it.
Thru IBI, I realized that no pastor should underestimate the hunger & thirst that the Spirit of God can produce in the hearts of His people regardless of whatever physical and intellectual limitations there may be. I particularly enjoy checking the crooked penmanship of one of my students who suffer from writing fatigue due to her age. She is already a widow with many physical pains yet she often greets me with her awe and wonder of knowing God in His word thru IBI. Thru her studies in IBI, she has learned to hear God’s voice and she has learned to even counsel herself in her physical and emotional pains. Wonderfully, such an experience is multiplied to the other students of IBI.
I realized further that though the monetary price of studying IBI is reasonable and comparatively dramatically low yet the spiritual and day-to-day benefits are simply priceless.
Initially, I felt that IBI has made my job simply lighter but down the road, I realized more importantly, it made my job more enjoyable and meaningful as we GROW TOGETHER in knowing and serving Him who loved us and died for us.
I pondered, this is the way to live and this is the way to serve.
IBI for us here in Dumaguete is more than just a Curriculum, it is our church’s way of life.

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