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Empowering Scholars & Leaders in the Church for the World

Academic community, practical wisdom

Our Mission is to serve the European Baptist Federation and wider Baptist community as a theological research community and training network. Committed to academic excellence in research, disseminating knowledge and facilitating learning for the benefit of churches, individuals and ministries in their local context.

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We are excited to be celebrating our 75th anniversary. You are invited to join us in the celebrations!

On our 75th anniversary, the mission and values of IBTS are as relevant as ever. Support IBTS in our continued mission by joining our new venture – IBTS FRIENDS.

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The IBTS Research Community is an international community of Baptist scholars that facilitates original research, is committed to academic excellence and to empowering witness in everyday life. 

The community includes doctoral students and established academics from around the world who share a passion for doing theology in a ‘baptistic’ way – one that draws on the richness of Baptist and Anabaptist traditions and theology.

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The Learning Network is a platform for theological education designed to meet the challenges of ministry and mission in the twenty-first century. Set up in 2021, this initiative relates to an element of the core purpose of IBTS, which is to help equip leaders for mission by delivering high-quality education. 

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The IBTS libraries have over 40,000 texts focused on our areas of speciality alongside excellent online resources. Students also have the benefit of access to the vast holdings of the VU University Amsterdam library and their online resources.

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