2022 IABCU Annual Meeting Information

The 2023 IABCU Annual Meeting will be held June 4-6 in Bluefield, Virginia. We will be hosted by Dr. David Olive at Bluefield University. Our Hester lecturer will be Dr. Timothy George, who served as the founding dean of Beeson Divinity School at Samford University. Pipestem Resort will be our conference hotel. Please make plans to join us for our summer conference.

Timothy George is distinguished professor of history and doctrine at Beeson Divinity School of Samford University and the current president of the Evangelical Theological Society. Dr. George served as the founding dean of Beeson from 1988 until 2019.
George is a life advisory trustee of Wheaton College, serves as co-chair of Evangelicals and Catholics Together, and has chaired the Doctrine and Christian Unity Commission of the Baptist World Alliance. He has served as senior theological advisor for Christianity Today and on the editorial advisory boards of First Things and Books & Culture. George is the general editor of the 30-volume Reformation Commentary on Scripture. A prolific author, he has written more than 20 books and regularly contributes to scholarly journals. His recent books include Galatians (Christian Standard Commentary); Reading Scripture with the Reformers; Amazing Grace: God’s Pursuit, Our Response; Is the Father of Jesus the God of Muhammad?; Theologians of the Baptist Tradition (with David Dockery); The Great Tradition of Christian Thinking: A Student’s Guide (with David Dockery); and Our Sufficiency Is of God: Essays on Preaching in Honor of Gardner C. Taylor (with James Earl Massey and Robert Smith, Jr.). His Theology of the Reformers (25th Anniversary ed., 2013) is the standard textbook on Reformation theology in many schools and seminaries and has been translated into multiple languages. An ordained minister in the Southern Baptist Convention, George has served churches in Georgia, Massachusetts, Kentucky and Alabama. He and his wife, Denise, have two adult children.

Sponsors and Vendors

The IABCU Annual Meeting is not possible without the support of our sponsors and vendors. We are grateful to the following organizations who provide the highest level of support at the $5000 level:

Clark HIgher Ed provides effective and efficient enrollment marketing strategies that enable colleges to attract, engage, and enroll mission-fit students. Colleges and universities face ever-increasing challenges of limited resources, finding the right (and enough) students, and fortifying their funnel to meet enrollment goals. From Search to integrated comm flows to predictive modeling, CHE offers customized and automated marketing and communications solutions, allowing your enrollment team to focus its time and energy more effectively in personally recruiting your class.

National Management Resources specialize in facilities management for private education. National has provided facilities management services for over 40 years. We focus solely on the private educational sector, which includes K-12 facilities to colleges and universities all over the country. Our team of professionals are dedicated to your facilities and your existing staff. We know what your school demands and we’re here to help increase enrollment.

As a national full-service CPA and consulting firm devoted to serving nonprofit organizations, CapinCrouse provides professional solutions to organizations whose outcomes are measured in lives changed.

The CapinCrouse team of dedicated higher education specialists is experienced in industry best practices and can help your institution assess situations, identify opportunities, and improve performance. We are dedicated to helping you operate with financial integrity and success so you can achieve your mission of changing students’ lives.

Our vendors are a valuable part of the work IABCU does. Please help us thank the following vendors who sponsor at the $2500 level:

GuideStone provides financial services and insurance solutions. Since our beginning in 1918, we have existed to serve those who serve the Lord “with the integrity of our hearts and the skillfulness of our hands.” GuideStone® is committed to Do well. Do right. Do MORE.® We are committed to equipping ministry-minded individuals, churches, mission-sending organizations, universities, hospitals and other ministries with solutions and services that promote financial, health and spiritual wellness — all while honoring the Lord.

Fuller Higher Ed Solutions brings a unique depth of experience with and passion for Christian higher ed to help institutions create strategic plans that work, recruit enough of the right students, and find a path forward through their biggest challenges.

Pharos Resources provides a comprehensive and holistic approach to improve student outcomes. We understand your work because we have done it, too! Based on our experience in higher education, we have created the right tools to increase every efficiency and enhance your student’s success. Our innovative software and philosophy will enable you to identify at-risk students, eliminate silos, connect students with touchpoint relationships, and improve student care, retention, and graduation.

TimelyMD provides virtual health and well-being for students. Colleges and universities trust TimelyMD to provide complete clinical care, advanced technology, and expert guidance to improve student physical and mental health. As the leading virtual health and well-being solution for students, TimelyMD is inspiring the digital transformation of campus health and the future of student care.