Adult Discipleship

As we seek to be disciples here at Ivanrest, we strive to live the kind of lives Jesus has called us to, acknowledging that he has shown us the true and best way to live. Our desire is to grow God’s kingdom through actively seeking to grow in our understanding of God’s truth and in our relationship with him.
We then share our experience in witness to the community around us, proclaiming Jesus’ truth and its ability to truly set us free.

Relate

The Christian life is not done alone.

RELATE

The Christian life is not done alone. Deep Christian relationships provide us with a support and care structure as well as draw us closer to Christ. You can become part of a Life Group​, or join Cinemania ​for a movie night or check out the website for the many other options. If you are interested in creating relationships with other Christians we have a place.
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Study

To walk in the way of truth we need to understand what that means.

STUDY

To walk in the way of truth we need to understand what that means. There are many opportunities around Ivanrest for you to explore and learn more about God’s Word. You can join us on Sunday mornings for iStudy​or join a Bible Study​that meets during the week.
To walk in the way of truth we need to understand what that means. There are many opportunities around Ivanrest for you to explore and learn more about God’s Word. You can join us on Sunday mornings for iStudy ​or join a Bible Study​ that meets during the week.

Click here for a list of current book studies

Walk

Never doubt that a small group of committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.

WALK

Jesus calls us to more than just knowledge and belief. He calls us to put those beliefs into practice. That can mean a variety of things to many different people. If you need someone to walk with you through the fundamentals of faith, you can join Alpha​. If you are looking to share what you’ve already experienced, consider becoming a mentor in either Koinonia​or Alpha. If mentoring is not your thing we are always looking for people to volunteer behind the scenes, you can make a meal for Degage’​, or set up an event. We are constantly looking for new ways for people to put their faith into practice.
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Find A Group

Life Groups


We at Ivanrest believe that intimate Christian community is an essential part of the Christian faith journey.  We all need people who genuinely know us; people who know our joys and who know our struggles.  People who can rejoice with us in the good times, as well as carry us through the valleys.  No one can walk out his or her faith alone.

What is a Life Group?

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  • A Life Group is a small group of 4-5 couples, or 4-6 singles, who meet regularly for the purpose of building deep spiritual relationships with each other.
  • Life groups provide an environment in which Christian relationships can grow and flourish.  They are designed to create a place where believers can share life together.
  • Life Groups have the potential to be a wonderful representation of what the church is supposed to look like.  As you invest in your group, we pray that you experience the Love of God through the relationships you develop.

You are committing to:

  • Meet regularly, at least once a month (Acts 2:42-46)
  • Participate in the group (Matt 6:21)
  • Confidentiality, in order to share life, we need to be able to trust each other (James 4:11-12)
  • Service, we are called to care for each other and the world. Each Life Group commits to two acts of service per year as a group. (James 2: 14-26)

How do I get involved?

  • For more information or to sign up for a Life Group contact Brent Kladder at discipleship@ivanrestcrc.org
  • To sign up for a life group, please fill out this form.

Listen to a recording of the presentation about Life Groups at iStudy. 

Alpha


What is Alpha?

alphalogo250Alpha is for Everyone who wants to explore life’s big questions.

What happens at Alpha?

Typically, Alpha Includes:
GOOD FOOD +ALPHA TALK+DISCUSSION
Attending Alpha is different: there is no pressure, follow up, or charge.

Is Alpha for me?

Everyone is different.
Whether you grew up a Christian or never set foot in Church, whether you are eighteen or eighty, whether you raise kids or raise cattle… Alpha is for everyone. Running in every setting from church to pub, Alpha is an opportunity to explore life’s big questions.

Is Alpha for you?

IN A WORD…YES.  Food Provided and Childcare provided (must let us know ahead of time), and Discussion.

When is Alpha offered?

 Our current session runs until March 23. Our next Alpha session begins in the Fall 2017 on Thursday nights from 6-8 PM.

How do I sign up?

For more information or to RSVP, please contact Brent Kladder at discipleship@ivanrestcrc.org.

Koinonia


This is a single parent ministry involving moms, their children and mentors. The word Koinonia is a biblical Greek word meaning Christian community. We strive to show Christian love, acceptance and support to the families involved.

Koinonia is a ministry where building relationships is intentional and sharing are important to us. Each child is paired up with a mentor that is selected for him or her enjoying an evening filled with fun activities with other mentors and children or one on one time working on homework, projects,or crafts. This has proved to build strong relationships and long term friendships.  The moms are involved in a small group book study with sharing time encouraging one another in the struggles and joys they have in parenting.

iStudy


Who
High School and Adults of all ages. Inter-generational learning.

What It’s About
We gather every 1st, 2nd and 3rd Sunday of the month, October-May, between the services, in the Main Gathering Room from 9:50 – 10:45 AM. Grab a cup of coffee and come to istudy. We are currently done for the 2016-2017 school year. Look for more info about upcoming sessions in the fall.

 

 

Bible Study


Short Term Study Groups

study groups logo (1)Study groups are designed for short term studies designed to digging deeper into your faith, check out the different sessions currently available. Check the calendar for opportunities.

Contact Brent Kladder for more information.

 

 

Long Term Study Groups

Men’s Study Groups – (September-May)

Monday Night Bible Study (2nd & 4th Mondays of the month) 7:00-8:30 PM
Tuesday Morning Bible Study 6:15-7:15 AM
Wednesday Morning Bible Study 7:00-8:00 AM

Women’s Study Groups – (September-May)

Monday Morning Bible Study 8:30-9:30 AM
Wednesday Morning Bible Study 10:00-11:00 AM