Dear friends,

Thank you so much for your prayers for the Site Team Visit October 18-20! The team was extremely positive about IBC and it is looking very promising that we will be able to step into the next phase of accreditation in February 2017. Our staff and students did a great job hosting the team.

On October 27th we dedicated the new entrepreneurial training workshop. Members of the community (including the Chamber of Commerce) came for the “ribbon cutting” and I was able to share God’s view of work and of our need for Christ with several non-believers. Pictures will be coming next month.


These two aspects of our initiatives for the future (accreditation and vocation) are extremely important. Please continue to pray for the Lord’s blessing and favor on these areas, as well as upon our focus on expansion and extension studies (more on these coming next month).

I am in the middle of speaking four Sundays in a row in four different states (Texas, Oregon, Flagstaff (AZ), and Nevada). I am continuing to do the Dean of Students job until he returns in January. Please continue to pray for strength and wisdom for myself and the whole Koppen family; the “price tag” of this season is especially high for Sarah.

Thank you for standing with us in prayer and financial support! God is doing amazing things at IBC!

Dr. Jason Koppen