International Conferences

Why IBCM Conferences?

The International Brethren Conferences on Mission (IBCM) bring together every four years national leaders of local churches in the Brethren worldwide movement for spiritual reflection, fellowship and, we pray, renewed experience of the Lord. The overall goal is the mutual encouragement of leaders in the movement in the 155+ countries where there are Christian Brethren churches. If you are active in the Brethren movement in whatever country, you are warmly welcome at the conferences.


The specific objectives of the conferences are:

  • To seek the presence and direction of the Lord together
  • To enable leaders from across the world to discover and encourage one another
  • To strengthen networking and fellowship
  • To raise awareness of the spiritual challenges of current trends and cultural developments
  • To share practical experience, ideas and methods
  • To encourage younger leaders
  • To encourage the development of regional conferences with similar objectives