2017 Theme

The Power of Partnership

Matthew 18:19-20

I.M.A.G.E

Men's Ministry

 

The concept of IMAGE (Ivy Men at God’s Expense) is that we desire the men of IBC to understand God’s desire for our lives. The IMAGE of an Ivy man should include the following:

 

  • Heart for God
  • Obedient to God’s Word
  • Be a Servant Leader
  • An Encourager to Others

 

It is our desire that every Ivy man grows to a place in their walk where they are consistently displaying these 4 characteristics. It is our belief that when a man displays these characteristics then they will be in a great position to be closer to God. This also gives us points of reference that we can dialogue about with other brothers. Each of these four points will be the topic for one of our four “Man Up Mondays”.

 

 

"Man Up Mondays"

Over the past couple of years the NFL has maximized the momentum of a Monday Night event. We as the facilitators of IMAGE want to create a culture for men to have beneficial workshops once a quarter. These quarterly workshops all paint the picture of what an IVY Man At God’s Expense looks like.

 

 

"Locker Room"

In an effort to change the culture of traditional Sunday school classes, we have created the Locker Room. The first rule of the Locker room is whatever happens in the locker room stays in the locker room. This is important because we as men often don't have environments of trust, where we can be transparent about what is going on in our lives. This offering allows us to focus on application. How can Gods Word be applied to my circumstances once I leave church.

 

 

"Halftime"

In most sporting events you have an opportunity for the coach to assess what has taken place in the first half and make adjustments. We have taken this model and created our halftime service. This is an opportunity for God to deposit an encouraging Word to men to help them finish the second half of their year strong. We have created an environment that is “man-driven”. Often men struggle with being free during the traditional Sunday morning offerings. We have an all male praise team that ministers to us in song, we have an opportunity for personal testimonies, and we have a tailored Word from God just for men. After we finish being fed spiritually, we then break bread and are fed physically. This iconic gathering of men was birthed in 2015 and each year it continues to be a blessing to all those who participate.

 

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