In light of recent county guidelines prohibiting indoor gathering and singing, the elders of IBC have decided to move our worship services outdoors. Starting Sunday, August 9, our Sunday Worship Service will be held @ 9am outdoors for all who are willing to attend!
Here’s what you need to know:
- Everyone is invited, but please RSVP beforehand.
- IBC members and regular attenders should all receive an automated email invitation each week from IBC Sunday Seats. If you haven’t, please let Elder Bryant know, or contact us here.
- While Scripture makes clear that we should not forsake our assembling together (Heb 10:25), we recognize that health concerns may prohibit your participation. So we’ll still be offering a livestream of our service, but please understand the more temperamental nature of streaming outdoors.
- Service will run only from 9am – 10am.
- Because of warm weather, we’re reducing our Worship Service to a few essentials – singing, praying, and preaching.
- We would recommend bringing water bottles to stay hydrated, even if the service is only an hour long.
- There will be some shade from the shadow of our buildings, but we encourage families to bring their own chairs, sunscreen, and shade.
- Because setting up chairs and EZ-ups take time, please plan on arriving a few minutes early to get yourselves settled.
- We ask you to observe our guidelines for health and safety.
- Social distancing and face covering are mandatory while on campus. It’s important to earnestly comply with regulations to the best of our ability. This maintains our example of love for those who may have a weaker conscience in these matters, as well as a testimony of submission to our earthly authorities.
- Check your temperature and come healthy. If you or a family member is exhibiting symptoms of illness (fever, cough, runny nose, etc), we ask that you stay home until you are symptom-free.
Gathering together for corporate worship is a vital part of what makes us a church. The term for church in the NT literally means “assembly” and assumes that our identity in Christ is meant to be corporately expressed. We are all members of one another, meant to love, encourage, pray, rejoice, mourn, share, learn, sing, and proclaim God’s glory all together as a gathered people called Christ’s Church.