In this highly diverse culture we need to educate Christian people about the beliefs and practices of other faiths. It is incumbent for believers to have some understanding of other people groups and faith groups to minimize misconceptions and to enhance personal relationships. Many religions seek to proselytize Christians in their beliefs so we must prepare Southern Baptists to defend their faith. The program's objective will be to enlist leaders across North America who can help educate and equip Southern Baptists in the area of Interfaith Evangelism. IES is a certification of the North American Mission Board. Click on the IES link above to learn more about the requirements for certification. 2011 training schedule yet to be determined.