Values

Diversity

IBC Hamburg is an international community and as such we welcome people of all different backgrounds.

Rev 7:9 After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands, 

Unity

At IBC Hamburg we value oneness in our diversity as a witness to the Holy Spirit’s work in our lives.

Eph 4:3 walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

Rev 7:9 After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands,

Eccl 4:12 And though a man might prevail against one who is alone, two will withstand him—a threefold cord is not quickly broken.

Learning/growing

At IBC Hamburg we value a desire to grow in our relationship with Christ through the teaching of the Word.

Hebr 6:1 praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved.

Eph 4:11-14, 1Cor 12:27-30

Fellowship

At IBC Hamburg we value a welcoming atmosphere and we seek to provide an environment where we can connect as a family.

Acts 2:46f. And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved.

Rom 16:2 that you may welcome her in the Lord in a way worthy of the saints, and help her in whatever she may need from you, for she has been a patron of many and of myself as well.

Creativity

At IBC Hamburg we value the creativity of God as reflected in ethnic diversity as well as our own as we worship God through the various talents und the guidance of the Holy Spirit.

Ps 96:1 Oh sing to the LORD a new song; sing to the LORD, all the earth!

Ps 150:3-6 Praise him with trumpet sound; praise him with lute and harp! Praise him with tambourine and dance; praise him with strings and pipe! Praise him with sounding cymbals; praise him with loud clashing cymbals! Let everything that has breath praise the LORD! Praise the LORD!

External Focus

At IBC Hamburg we value making disciples of people from all nations.

Mt 28:19f. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.

Act 1:8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”

Lk 19:10 For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.

Serving

At IBC Hamburg we believe that every believer has received special gifts from God and should use them to serve the church; the spiritual giftedness and maturity determines where and how a believer serves.

1Pe 4:10 As each as received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s various forms of grace.


 

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