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One invitation. That’s all it takes. This past Sunday, Pastor Barry reminded us that sometimes people are only one invitation away from experiencing transformation through Christ. And one invitation was all it took for many of the women in our Cherished support groups to begin their journey of healing.

The reality is that 30 to 40 million people around our world live in exploitation and bondage. The choices we make, the language we use, and the culture we permit create this demand — both the demand for cheaper labor and the commodification of sexuality. This demand robs our brothers and sisters of dignity and subjects them to trauma.

We can make a difference and choose to change. By growing in our awareness of how our everyday decisions contribute to this reality and choosing to live and act differently, we join in God’s work of proclaiming freedom for the captive. That’s why, beginning February 20th, in partnership with My Refuge House, we will be hosting a five-week training to start the journey of choosing to change. But we can still do more.

We can restore one life at a time. By supporting amazing ministries — like Cherished support groups through Valiant Hearts and My Refuge House — we join in God’s work of binding up the broken-hearted. Both ministries provide care to individuals who have been impacted by exploitation. By bringing meals, volunteering for fashion shows, and praying for our partners, we get to be part of that restoration.

So I have one invitation for you today — would you join us in making a difference? The beauty of this invitation is that not only do we make a difference in the lives of others, but we too get to experience transformation in the process.
ACCEPT THE INVITATION
UPCOMING AT IBC
Because of Your Generosity
Over the last couple Sundays we've shared some exciting news. Because of your faithful generosity in 2018, we've been able to take two steps worth celebrating: We moved $500,000 into our Next Up initiative, and we designated a total of $100,000 to be distributed among our three church plants and a few of our mission partners for special projects! Thank you for giving to what God is doing in and through IBC. 

You can find our 2019 budget presentation slides from the Annual Meeting here. » 


Man Party
Friday, March 1 
6:30 p.m. in The Commons

Join Men at IBC for an evening of great food and honest conversation. All you have to bring is the meat, we've got the grill, baked potatoes, soft drinks, and snacks. Following dinner, we will discuss how the Five Vital Truths That Lead To Freedom intersect and influence our lives. Don't miss this.  Find Out More » 
 

Volunteer for Respite
Saturday, February 23 • 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Respite happens on the fourth Saturday of every month to give individuals with special needs and their siblings a night of fun and socialization, while parents get a few hours to recharge and refresh. But registration is limited based on volunteer availability. Would you consider helping out? No experience or expertise is needed, if you would like to help out we can always find a spot for you!  Volunteer Now »


Women's Book Discussion
Thursday, February 21 • 6:30 p.m. in The Commons

Join Women at IBC for a special night of encouragement. Come and meet new friends who are in the same phase of motherhood as you are, and then have a chance to connect with moms who are slightly ahead of you or behind you on the journey. Books being discussed are...

Moms with young children:
Brave Moms, Brave Kids: A Battle Plan for Raising Heroes by Lee Neinhuis

Moms who are empty nesters: 
Empty Nest: What’s Next?: Parenting Adult Children Without Losing Your Mind by Michele Howe

Learn More »
 
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