Basic Life Principles

Timeless truths for our lives and relationships

Five Life Roles

Understanding basic roles we fulfill in our relationships throughout life


Thought-provoking articles on practical topics

Character Qualities

Being conformed to the likeness of Christ

Matters of Life & Death

Reverencing and Reflecting the Words and Ways of God

Life Questions

Biblical answers to life’s biggest questions

Commands of Christ

Pursuing the heart of the Great Commission


Weekly discussions on the Commands of Christ


Engaging presentations on important life lessons

Family Events

Fun & fellowship around the Word of God

Discipleship Opportunities

Cultivate personal & spiritual growth

Character Curriculum

Biblical Character Illustrated Curriculum for children

Embassy Media

On-demand media library

Study Materials

Resources for individual or small group study

All Events

Calendar of upcoming events

About IBLP

Christ-centered discipleship for individuals and families

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Updates from ministry around the globe

Alumni: Share Your Story

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Trusting the Lord with Our Finances

Our Guiding Financial Principles

One of the most powerful demonstrations of God’s power and work in and through the Church, His people, and the IBLP ministry is His supernatural provision of funds in answer to prayer—often the exact amount needed and at the very time needed!

Since its inception, the Institute in Basic Life Principles has maintained the following three financial guidelines:

1. We trust God to provide operating funds rather than soliciting contributions.

Over the many years, the faith of ones like George Müller and Hudson Taylor influenced the IBLP practice of not soliciting funds. IBLP believes that God will provide needed ministry funds through answer to prayer.

While we do not ever ask for donations, we realize that in today’s world, many prefer to give through online options. We believe that providing an opportunity to make a donation online is in keeping with our financial policies.

2. We do not borrow money or start projects without sufficient funds on hand to cover costs.

We believe that the Bible discourages (see Romans 13:8) and warns of the consequences of borrowing money, including the “borrower becoming a servant to the lender” (see Proverbs 22:7).

3. We return gifts that donors have identified as a tithe, encouraging them instead to give their tithe to their local church.

In support of the work that God does through the vital functions of the local church, we believe a Christian should tithe to his church rather than to IBLP. Gifts beyond the tithe are accepted.

The Institute in Basic Life Principles (IBLP), incorporated since 1961, is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, non-profit, charitable organization. IBLP is audited annually by the public accounting firm UHY LLP, Certified Public Accountants. Gifts to IBLP are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by the United States Internal Revenue Code.

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