IBEN is a congregational, self-governing church under the headship of Jesus Christ and the leadership of elders. Since both Jesus and Paul appealed to the congregation as the final authority on matters of discipline, we structure ourselves congregationally (Matthew 18, 1 Cor 5). The congregation votes on its leadership, admits and dismisses members, and stands accountable to God for its public teaching and preaching.
We strive to involve ourselves in each other’s lives, holding regular member’s meetings and living in fellowship together as an expression of the covenant we have embraced with one another.
IBEN is currently under the oversight of our mother church Immanuel Baptist Church of Madrid. We also benefit from friendships and associations with many churches and pastors throughout Spain, especially here in Madrid.