A Mosaic of Believers
As an international multi-cultural church and as a “Body of Believers in Christ”, we provide worship, spiritual growth, and fellowship opportunities for English-speaking followers of Christ and for those exploring a personal faith in Christ. As an international congregation with more than 30 nationalities represented, we like to say that Immanuel is a place “Where the nations become family.” Our desire is to be faithful to the teaching of scripture, sensitive to the moving of the Spirit and to excel in showing God’s love and grace for every person.
We believe the local church is an independent assembly of disciples of Jesus, called to share the Word of God (Bible), follow the leadership of the Holy Spirit and be a launching pad for ministry which impacts our city, our country, and our world. Immanuel Baptist Church is an internationally diverse “Mosaic of Believers” that embraces our cultural differences. We believe those differences make us stronger and help us better understand God as we learn from one another. We believe that all churches, in every country, are entitled to freedom of religious expression, while respecting man’s laws that do not conflict with the commands of God. We seek the opportunities to work together with other like-minded Christian churches and organizations to accomplish God’s work locally, nationally, and internationally. (1 Corinthians 12)
Our God is a God of order and IBC-Wiesbaden is governed in an orderly manner consistent with the teachings of the Bible. Although we believe the local church to be autonomous and governed by its members (congregational church), we also recognize the importance of association and cooperation with other like-minded churches and organizations. In our case that is most clearly indicated by our membership in the International Baptist Convention and the Bund Evangelisch-Freikirchlicher Gemeinden in Germany.
We welcome all to worship with us regardless of where you are in your faith journey. We accept, to membership, all who have come to a personal, genuine faith in Jesus Christ, recognizing some may have differing views in matters of faith that are non-essential to salvation. Members are encouraged to seek to preserve the unity of the church by holding these differing convictions without being divisive and seeking to honor the leaders of the church.