Small groups are vital in building godly community for the attendees of our church. Though we receive good Bible teaching at the church building on Sundays, we believe it is in a small intimate community where life change really happens. A small group leader is in charge of leading/facilitating bible studies within the home of an IBC attendee or at the church during the week.
Purpose: The primary goal of a small group leader is to help create an environment for life change where attendees become mature disciples of Christ.
Carry out the Small Group Guidelines for our home groups. (See documents at the bottom of this page).
Teach assigned Bible study curriculum during the small group "connected cycles".
Work with IBC discipleship team to find new curriculum for the group when no study is assigned.
Report weekly attendance.
Delegate responsibilities to members of the group (ex: ask someone to send a weekly reminder e-mail, organize meals, etc).
Organize recreational and serving opportunities for your group. (For areas to serve you can find suggestions at our missions page or attend our monthly Serve Saturday events).
Must be a member of IBC through the "New Member's Class". (Classes are offered regularly throughout the year. Just ask the welcome table to see when the next one scheduled.)
Must have gone through Leadership Training for Small Groups.
Dependable and reliable.
Must be organized and able to delegate responsibility.
Be able to facilitate discussion in groups of 10-15 adults.
Some teaching experience preferred but not required.
Some basic computer skills required.
Time Commitment: Minimum 6-8 Weeks This is the time commitment required for whenever IBC attendees study the same material in our small groups. These times are referred to as "connected cycles" and typically begin sometime between the months of August-September and January-February. At the end of a connected cycle many of our groups continue to meet and stay together afterwards. One thing we ask of all our groups is that they be intentional in multiplying after 18 months (see "small group guidelines" document below). For a little more info on why we like to see this you can checkout the following video.
Contact Please contact Pastor Joe with any questions.