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Jenni Entrican becomes EBF President

Paul Hobson, The Baptist Times - September 29, 2017

The Revd Jenni Entrican has become the new President of the European Baptist Federation (EBF). Jenni, a former President of the Baptist Union of Great Britain, became the second woman to assume the role following her induction at the EBF’s annual council in Yerevan, Armenia.

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Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam establishes McClendon Chair

Teun van der Leer, Rector of the Dutch Baptist Seminary - September 01, 2017

Rev Prof Dr Henk Bakker has been appointed to the James Wm. McClendon Chair for Baptistic and Evangelical Theologies at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Seven partners signed a Partnership Agreement at the Baptist House in Amsterdam, September 1, 2017.

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Congratulations to Karen and Knud Wümpelmann

EBF Press Service - August 23, 2017

Today, on 23 August 2017, Karen and Knud Wümpelmann celebrate their 70th marriage anniversary. In the 1970s and 80s Knud Wümpelmann first served as President and later as General Secretary for the EBF. We congratulate Karen and Knud wholeheartedly, and wish them much love, joy and peace, and God’s blessings for the days to come!

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God is at work on Turkey’s Black Sea coast

A worker in Turkey - August 11, 2017

On a Sunday morning in June, 25 new Christian believers were baptized in a nearby river in Turkey’s Black Sea region. In addition to seven Turkish believers, refugees from Iraq, Iran, and Afghanistan were among those baptized.

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Stuart Blythe to leave IBTSC Amsterdam

Press release from IBTSC Amsterdam - July 25, 2017

Revd Dr Stuart Blythe, Rector of IBTSC Amsterdam will be leaving IBTSC to take up a new position as Associate Professor in the John Gladstone Chair of Preaching and Worship at Acadia Divinity College.

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Welsh Baptists celebrate 150 years of witness

Baptist Union of Wales - July 24, 2017

The Baptist Union of Wales celebrated its 150th anniversary. The celebration was held over two days in glorious sunshine with in excess of 400 people present representing a wide range of churches some of whom worship in Welsh and others in English.

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Elijah Brown nominated for BWA general secretary

BWA - July 04, 2017

Bangkok (BWA) -- American Elijah Brown, originally from the state of Texas, is being nominated to be the next general secretary of the Baptist World Alliance (BWA). Neville Callam, a Jamaican, retires from that position in December after more than 10 years of service.

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Baptists gather in Thailand

BWA - July 02, 2017

Approximately 300 Baptist leaders, pastors, theologians, seminary presidents, professors and interested Baptists from almost 50 countries are traveling to Bangkok, Thailand, for worship, fellowship, study and decision meetings.

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EBF Delegation Visits Lebanese Officials

Alia Abboud, LSESD / Anthony Peck, EBF - June 30, 2017

While the Middle East region is going through disorienting times, Lebanon is experiencing new steps forward. An encouraging sense of hope was clearly evident in the meetings that a delegation from the European Baptist Federation, led by its General Secretary, the Revd Anthony Peck, and the Middle East Representative on the Federation’s Executive Committee, Dr. Nabil Costa, had with Lebanese officials last week.

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How God Opened Doors

Shane McNary, CBF/EBF - June 24, 2017

The EBF Commission for Freedom and Justice met from 6-9 June in Sofia, Bulgaria. Following is a reflection by one of the commission members, Shane McNary. Shane and his wife Dianne are Cooperative Baptist Fellowship (CBF) Field Personnel in Europe, aiming to come alongside of local ministries to encourage, offer expertise, and support our efforts.

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