As a residential, cross-cultural community we provide a framework for growth in all areas and encourage the students to be Christlike. While fellowship between students and staff creates a close mentoring and nurturing environment.
Jesus’ leadership was characterised by service as well as integrity, excellence, faith, hope and love so we don’t just teach them to preach about him but to imitate him and develop a servant attitude too.
We have always been aware of and responded to the needs of the nations and these international connections ensure that we continue to network with missions worldwide. While the student’s involvement in local churches gives opportunities to form connections within the UK.
We believe that the key to preparing the next generation for effective ministry is a programme with a good academic curriculum taught by passionate, experienced and competent lecturers together with a strong vocational component, so this is our holistic approach.
VISION & GOALS
The IBTI’s vision is to empower a young generation to effectively function in Christian service. This vision is accomplished by welcoming students from many parts of the world, training them into mission, back home and abroad.
THROUGH OUR TRAINING WE ARE COMMITTED TO HELP THEM:
- Discover their vocation if the have not yet done so.
- Define their already present vocation in areas where they lack understanding.
- Develop their vocation and their gifts.
TROUGH THEIR TRAINING THEY WILL BE ABLE TO:
- Create a culture of learning by supporting local churches and other Christian vocational schools and organisations worldwide.
- Evangelize throughout the world through missionary trips, community projects, discipleship programmes etc.
- Relieve poverty across the world by meeting people’s needs in a holistic way.
WHAT WE BELIEVE
Our faith is the foundation of everything we teach at IBTI
In a world of searching for goals and dreams, it is so easy to pursue ministry out of personal ambition and consequently focus the preparation for ministry purely on the development of skills. For us, that is not all there is to true service. Our vision is to train young people to discover and fulfill God’s individual calling on their lives. This is why we aim to move our students towards a Christ-centered approach to service and a life lived out of relationship with God. How? We have come to believe that God works in a context of love. In truth, our contribution to our students’ training is that of preparing the right habitat for God to develop them into everything he created them to be. So, our work at the IBTI is to create a place where God will do the work, which means fostering a culture of faith, empowerment of the Holy Spirit, mission, relief, care and love. Then, within that environment we simply come alongside our students and show them all we know, live and believe.
John and Eliana Whyte
We are a team of voluntary workers coming from different backgrounds and experiences but we are all here for the same reason to contribute to empowering and training the next generation in Christian service.
Most of us are serving in areas that we are not experts in and are challenged to go beyond our natural skills, talents, gifts and strengths and depend on God to fulfil our specific and shared roles in working towards the vision of the IBTI.
WORK WITH US
Are interested in joining our volunteer team?