DISCIPLESHIP AND CONNECTING GROUPS
ICC discipleship aims at facilitating a Christian learning environment where:
- Seekers can connect with God and God’s family
- Faithful disciples can grow to maturity
- The local body of Christ can live in authentic relationships that offer accountability
- Spiritually mature lay leaders can be developed and commissioned for service
Ephesians 4:12-14: “For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ: That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive…”
This learning environment will be characterized by moments of: Instruction; Modeling; Peer accountability and Small group interaction and accountability
THE ICC DISCIPLESHIP PROCESS
- Our mission, vision and goals, informs our discipleship process.
- Our key growth processes are: Connect, Challenge, Change.
- The aim in our discipleship is Spiritual formation that results in:
- Visible on-going engagement of the congregant in the life of the church.
- A spiritual transformation that should be seen in the congregant’s attitudes (God, toward himself, and others).
- An open engagement in the mission agenda of God
Through spiritual formation, turning seekers and mere church attendees to commissioned leaders empowered for the works of service to serve the church and transform the world.
At ICC, we ensure every Connecting Group fulfills the following:
CONNECTING Members have opportunity to engage in fun, prayer, worship so they can connect with God and each other. This means they create a safe and free environment by sharing their experiences, testimonies and challenges as well as praying for each other. They stand by each other in lifelong relationships through the different seasons.
CHALLENGING Through sharing God’s Word in the small groups, members are challenged to spiritual growth towards Christ likeness by studying the Word, memorizing and putting it to practice (Mark 3:14)
CHANGING In a push to fulfil the Great Commission as mandated by the Lord, (Mathew 28:18-20), members are actively involved in community outreaches, witnessing and spreading the love of Christ through sharing the Gospel and being involved in various community activities in respective spheres of influence
Structured along residential localities such as estates and courts. A distinct feature of this category is the weekly frequency of meeting.
CONTENT BASED GROUPS
Members meet to read, study and discuss the Bible and other recommended Christian literature. These groups consist of: Children and youth Bible clubs; Bible study groups and Bible study fellowships.
INTEREST BASED GROUPS
These groups come together because the members share a common interests like: Hobbies (photography, reading etc); Outreach (evangelism, missions); Sports (golf, motor sports, swimming, soccer, etc); Profession (lawyers, doctors, business people, engineers, architects etc.); Outward Bound (hiking, camping, mountain climbing, travel, excursions etc); Seekers (investigating the Bible); Environmentalists & Wildlife et al
STAGE BASED GROUPS
They consist of people who come together because they fall within the same stage in life. They include: Marriage Enrichment Groups (heterosexual couples who form a group for the purpose of enriching their marriage commonly known as MEGS); Singles (un-married people who form groups to encourage each other and grow together); Youth groups (from teenagers to Frontrunnerz); Seniors (include the above 50s) and the New-Life Connecting Group (For those who have recently given their lives to Christ)
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