IBCM8 Global Conference



Keynote Speakers

Nate Bramsen - USA | Youth & Mission

Nate Bramsen was born in Senegal and has spent the majority of his life on the African Continent. After graduating with a business degree from North Greenville University and a Masters from Kansas State University, Nate headed overseas to invest in seeing those who have never heard of Jesus hear the Gospel. While working with street children in the Middle East, he founded ROCK International, an organization to reach children trapped in situations of crisis. He and his wife Priyanka are now involved in itinerant and media ministry which includes a podcast called INTO YOUR BIBLE (available on YouTube, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, etc). 

He is also the author of the books, What If Jesus Meant What He Said? and Prosper: Enjoying Intimacy With God (written during a journey with cancer) along with Dive In (a practical book on studying God’s Word). For more, check out www.intoyourbible.org Together with his wife Priyanka and their daughters Haven and Sage, they share a passion for this generation to become unconditional followers of Jesus Christ and to see unreached souls accessed with the Gospel. During their free time, they love exploring cities, going on hikes, and trying new foods.

Ramez Attalah - Egypt | Leadership & Mission

Ramez was born in Cairo, Egypt and emigrated with his family to Canada when he was sixteen. He came to know the Lord through Rosemount Bible Chapel in Montreal and was discipled as a student through the Inter-Varsity group at McGill University. From 1972 to 1980 he developed and directed the ministry of the Groupes Bibliques Universitaires du Quebec. In 1980 along with his wife Rebecca (an MK from Haiti) and two small children he returned to Egypt, where he became the IFES Regional Secretary for the Middle East.
He attended the first Lausanne Congress for World Evangelization in 1974 and was subsequently appointed as the youth representative on the Lausanne Committee. He served on the Committee, in different capacities, from 1974 to 1994. In 2006 he rejoined Lausanne as Program Chairman for Lausanne III 2010 Cape Town Congress.

From 1990 – 2021 he was the CEO of the Bible Society of Egypt. During that time the Society developed from a small organization to become the largest Arabic Bible publisher in the world serving more than 2,000 Churches of all confessions across Egypt and most Arabic speaking Churches worldwide. The Society now has 8 branch offices in Egypt, 18 Bookshops and 220 staff.
He retired from that position in 2021 and now continues with the Bible Society as their Senior Advisor.

Conference Registration Details

For Christ’s Love Compels Us (2 Corinthians 5:14)

Keynote Speakers
Ramez Atallah – Leadership & Mission
Nate Bramsen – Youth & Mission

Networks & Elective Themes
1. Youth
2. Mission
3. Children
4. Leadership
5. Church Ministry
6. Training & Theology
7. Evangelism & Church Planting

The main sessions will be available in French, Spanish, Portuguese

Evening Youth Panel Discussions
Monday – Our Identity – Who are we and why?
Tuesday – Engaging the youth of today
Wednesday – Racism & the image of God
Thursday – Making the gospel good news
Friday – What is worship really?

Conference Details

Location         Royale Chulan Hotel, 5, Jalan Conlay, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration         Afternoon June 19 to morning June 24, 2023
Registrations Open July 1, 2022 and close May 15, 2023

Conference Fees
Standard Rate – from January 1, 2023
    Shared room conference fee – US$550
    Single room conference fee – US$700
    Conference Only fee – US$350
Non Refundable Deposit
    Supported Place – US$50
    Other Participants – US$100

    A non-refundable deposit is payable upon registration
    The full conference fee is payable by March 31, 2023
    After March 31, 2023, registrations will require payment in full
Visa Details
    (please check if you need a visa)
Travel Agent
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IBCM8 Go-Serve Mission Trips

Mission is the expression of the loving heart of God toward us. Our mission is to be so compelled by the loving heart of God that we cannot help but be ambassadors of his reconciling love to the world. Mission is all of us using all of our gifts to reach all people both near and far. Following the IBCM8 conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 19-24 June, 2023, we will have a unique opportunity to share the love of God the Father in a number of countries across Asia.

There are 8 different mission trips being offered as part of IBCM8. These will commence directly after the conference on Saturday 24 June 2023. Each mission participant (with the exception of the Pakistan team and leaders of the host countries) will return to the Royal Chulan Hotel in Kuala Lumpur on Monday July 3 and depart for their own country on Tuesday July 4. Each trip varies in cost, ministry, travel, culture and conditions.

To register for an IBCM8 Go-Serve mission trip first register for the IBCM8 conference and answer “Yes” to the question “Do you intend to participate in a short-term mission trip following the conference?” You will then be sent a mission trip registration form. To be eligible to participate in a mission trip you must:

1. Have already registered for IBCM8
2. Be over 18 years of age
3. Have an adequate level of English
4. Pay a US$100 refundable deposit with their registration submission

Focus                   Youth and Children—Teaching, Education and Sports
Participants        18
Cost                     US$350
Age                      Restricted to those under 35
Travel                  Drive by car to the local host churches within Kuala Lumpur region.
Description         Participants will be hosted by church families and be involved in
                             local church ministry including outreach through sports ministry.

Focus                   Indigenous Community—Teaching and Education
Participants        10
Cost                     US$400
Travel                   Drive by bus/van for around 7 hours to the regional church.
Age                       Restricted to those under 35
Description          Participants will be staying in a community hostel and be involved
                              in local church ministry including teaching and education.

Focus                    Regional Towns—Children, Youth & Sports Evangelism
Participants          28 (4 locations)
Cost                       US$400
Travel                     Drive by bus/van for around 4 hours to the regional church.
Age                         Restricted to those under 35
Description            Participants will be hosted by church families and be involved in
                                local church ministry including teaching and evangelism.

Focus                      Indigenous Community—Teaching and Evangelism
Participants           12
Cost                        US$550
Travel                      Fly to Sarawak and drive to Gua Sukat,
                                 3 hours drive from the airport.
Description             Participants will be accommodated in long houses and be
                                 involved in church ministry including outreach through sports
                                 and life skills.

Focus                      Church Planting, Teaching Children and Sports Evangelism
Participants           12
Cost                        US$1000
Travel                      Fly to Manilla and fly 1 hour to Laoag. Travel by van 45 minutes.
Visa                          Application in advance
Description             Participants will be accommodated in dormitories and be
                                 involved in local church and children ministry including outreach
                                 through sports ministry.

Focus                       Children and Youth Ministry—Education, Sports, Bible Teaching
Participants             12
Cost                          US$750
Travel                        Fly to Phnom Penh and drive 2 hours to Kampong Chhnang.
Visa                            Purchase on arrival.
Description               Participants will be hosted at the Sangkhim Canaan School staff
                                   quarters and be involved in the education and teaching of the
                                   school children.

Focus                         Pastors and Leaders Training
Participants               8
Cost                            US$1,000
Travel                         Fly to Siem Reap
Visa                             Purchase on arrival
Description                Participants will be accommodated in a hotel and be involved
                                    in teaching and training around 50 pastors and leaders.

Focus                          Education, Agriculture, IT & Hospital
Participants                12
Cost                             US$500 + your flight from KL to Lahore and home
Travel                           Fly to Lahore
Visa                               Apply prior to arrival
Description                  Participants will be accommodated in a guest house and be
                                      involved in teaching/assisting in vacation Bible schools as well
                                      as being involved in farming, IT and a women’s Christian
                                      hospital (for female participants only).

IBCM8 Schedule
IBCM8 Network Tracks & Electives
 Mission | Leadership | Youth | Church Ministry | Children | Training & Theology | Evangelism & Church Planting

1. Social media
2. How to counsel others
3. Connecting through conversation
4. Relational ethics
5. Integrating youth into the church
6. Strategies for youth ministry

1. People on the move – migration
2. Marketplace mission
3. Changing mission mindsets
4. The role of strategy & planning in mission
5. The subtle dangers of syncretism
6. Every church a sending church

1. Team building
2. Leadership & unity
3. Training leaders
4. Handling change
5. Transitioning leadership
6. Intentional leadership

1. Forgiveness – what does it mean?
2. Discipling Church – marks & potential
3. Witness – connecting work & church
4. Crisis Care – hospitality in times of need
5. Discipling Women – (Women only)
6. Dealing with the generation gap in the church

1. Challenges in raising children
2. Training – parents & children
3. Child Evangelism – opportunities & challenges
4. Spiritual mentors for children
5. Keeping children safe
6. Resources for children

1. College Operations – running & marketing of training courses
2. Creation Care – biblical and practical challenges
3. Cultural Exegesis – communicating in ways that are relevant to local cultures
4. Declining Faith – dealing with doubts and loss of faith
5. Contemporary Apologetics – how to think relevantly and purposefully
6. Contextual Training – the need for and role of training that is locally relevant

CHURCH PLANTING & EVANGELISM                       
1. Training church planters
2. Building a church planting team
3. Church planting strategy
4. Urban & rural church planting
5. Effective evangelism for today
6. Partnership and collaboration in evangelism and church planting

Monday – Our Identity – Who are we and why?
Tuesday – Engaging the youth of today
Wednesday – Racism & the image of God
Thursday – Making the gospel good news
Friday – What is worship really?

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