Most people want to “connect” with others. God has created us with the need for friendships. We need others pouring their lives into us and we need others whom we can help. We recognize that the one necessary ingredient for discipleship is time. The gospels reveal that Jesus invested His time in strategic relationships. There were three in His inner circle, twelve chosen disciples, a couple hundred who followed Jesus periodically, and thousands more whose lives were touched. All received varying levels of instruction and time.
Based on Jesus’ strategy, at Immanuel Bible Church we focus more on relationships than on programs. Programs can cause busyness without the benefit of building relationships. Thus, our goal is to provide activities where “life-touching-life” discipleship happens. And the links on this page and in the “Ministries” drop down menu describe the main ways we provide discipleship opportunities at IBC.