THE P.E.A.C.E. PLAN

Plant Churches

Evangelize the World

Aid the Poor and the Sick

Care for the Orphan and the Oppressed

Equip Leaders

GLOBAL MISSIONS

Imago Dei Church has a heart for the nations and desires to see all peoples changed by the Gospel of Jesus Christ. To that end, we want to raise up, assess, equip, and send international missionaries to engage unreached peoples with the Gospel.

Below is a basic outline of our sending process. For more information about the IDC Missionary Sending Process, please see here or email going@idcraleigh.com.

EQUIPPING

Aspire

Aspire is IDC’s pastoral ministry internship program for men that desire to be pastors and church planters. It is a 1-year (Jan–Dec) pastoral ministry internship with the IDC pastors. It includes 2 courses per semester, meeting on Mondays from 6-9pm. Course credit is available through SEBTS for those courses (but SEBTS credit is not required to be in the internship). Priority will be given to those who are relatively close to planting or taking pastoral roles (click to view the Aspire overview).

IDC members must submit an application to be considered for Aspire. Click here for the application. For more info, contact shane@idcraleigh.com.

Going

Imago Dei Church desires to send out faithful missionaries all over the world to live out the Great Commission and IDC’s PEACE PLAN. Going provides training and equipping for those desiring to serve (3 months or longer) in overseas missions and be sent by IDC. IDC elders ask that those who desire IDC to be their sending church go through this training within 18 months of being sent. This 1-year training (click to view the Going overview) will focus on international missions training, ministry and evangelism among internationals in RDU, and developing an IDC Advocacy team to support the missionary while they are overseas. For more info, contact Going@idcraleigh.com.

SERVING

If you are an IDC covenant member and interested in serving, we always have great need for hospitality and other volunteers.  Our hospitality team serves in the important role of welcoming first time visitors and connecting them with IDC members and growth groups, as well as other tasks.  If you would like more info about serving in these essential ways at IDC as a covenant member, please email brett@idcraleigh.com.

KIDS AND STUDENTS

Jesus intentionally invested in teaching and caring for children and we want to do likewise. We offer a hospitable atmosphere that displays the love of Christ to all of our children. We provide childcare for birth through Pre-K during the 9:00 & 11:00 am Worship Services.

Safety
Your child’s safety is extremely important to us. All volunteers have passed a background check and several of our supervisors have professional childcare experience.

Check-In/Security
Check-in opens 20 minutes before the worship gathering begins. We use a security tag system for check-in and pick-up and a texting system for parents/guardians in case we need to reach you during worship. All children birth-5th grade must be checked in before entering their classroom.

If you are attending for the first time, please check-in at the IDC Kids information table. We will need the following information: parent/legal guardian, children’s names and birthdates, address, phone number, and any special instructions for each child. The information will be entered into our database to maintain our secure check-in system.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Summer Crepelle, summer@idcraleigh.com. Click here to view our childcare Policies & Procedures.


PRESCHOOL
4 weeks old to Pre-K

Worship Childcare (Sunday 9:00 and 11:00 am)
Volunteers provide a safe and secure environment for your child to play and explore while you attend corporate worship. These volunteers rotate each week, but all have passed a background check.

Discipleship Hour (4:00 pm)
All preschool children are invited to attend our discipleship hour.

During the discipleship hour, your child will have the same teachers every week teaching lessons with engaging stories and activities. We utilize the Gospel Project Curriculum a chronological plan that walks children through the entire Bible over the course of a few years.


CHILDREN
Kindergarten-5th Grade

Discipleship Hour (4:00 pm)
It is our desire to partner with parents in your efforts to disciple your children. One of the ways we do this is through the discipleship hour, a time in which your child will be engaged in both large group and small group time. Our teachers utilize the Gospel Project curriculum, a chronological plan that walks children through the entire Bible over the course of a few years. They will learn how familiar (and not-so-familiar) Bible stories fit together as part of a bigger picture—God’s plan to save people from sin.

While this hour is our main time of teaching for elementary age students, we occasionally offer special events for kids that can be found on the IDC calendar.  

What is IDC Students?
IDC Students is a ministry of Imago Dei Church which aims to encourage students to know and rejoice in the Gospel, experience biblical Community, and live compassionately on Mission.
Director of Student Discipleship: Micah Lang (micah@idcraleigh.com)

Discipleship Classes

Student Discipleship Classes are intentional times of teaching and discussion on topics we believe are important for a teenager’s discipleship. Currently, we offer several short-term midweek classes that meet in homes on a range of topics. For more information or to sign-up for a class, email the Director of Student Discipleship: micah@idcraleigh.com.

 

To download our current class info sheet, click here.


The Gathering

Middle and High School students meet on Sunday afternoons from 4-5:30pm at the IDC building for the Gathering. At the Gathering, we study God’s Word and strive to know, love, and live for Christ together. The heart of this time is our student Growth Groups where students grow together and are discipled in the Gospel, Community, and Mission.
To download our current ministry calendar, click here.

MS & HS Parent Email Sign-up

If you would like to stay updated on events and special announcements regarding students, sign up for our parent emails.

Follow us on Social Media

Instagram (@idcstudents) // Facebook  (@imagodeistudents)

IDC College aims to equip college students for their current and future contexts to be gospel-centered in every facet of their lives, faithfully engaged in biblical community with the church, and mission-oriented as they intentionally impact the lives around them. For more information on getting involved, email college@idcraleigh.com.

Getting Involved

IDC College consists of Sunday night gatherings, student discipleship groups, missional opportunities both local and abroad, retreats, and more. Join us on Sundays at 6 pm at Imago Dei Church to get involved. Check out our semester schedule:

  • August 25 – Semester Kick-Off

  • September 1 – Off Week. IDC Members’ Meeting.

  • September 8 – How can there be just one true religion?

  • September 15 – How could a good God allow suffering? How could God send people to hell?

  • September 22 – Christianity feels like a straight jacket.

  • September 29 – Fall Retreat

  • October 6 – Off Week. IDC Members’ Meeting.

  • October 13 – Science has disproved Christianity & how can you take the Bible literally?

  • October 20 – Prayer & Worship night

  • October 27 – Reasons for Faith & clues about God

  • November 3 – Off Week. IDC Members’ Meeting.

  • November 10 – Knowledge of God and the Problem of Sin

  • November 17 – Story of the Cross

  • November 24 – Reality of the Resurrection

  • December 1 – Off Week. IDC Members’ Meeting.

  • December 8 – Where Do We Go From Here? and college study party


Follow us on Social Media

Instagram (@imagodeicollege) // Facebook (@imagodeicollege)

COUNSELING

Imago Dei is committed to the shepherding care of all its members, including the provision of Christ-centered, biblical counseling when necessary. Counseling is provided by trained members of Imago Dei and is carried out under the oversight of the elders. The flow chart below describes how the counseling process is initiated and carried out. For more info, contact counseling@idcraleigh.com.

We believe counseling is a ministry of the word that falls under the authority of the elders. To ensure that the elders and growth group leaders are able to shepherd IDC members to the best of their ability, we ask that all counseling requests start with a conversation between you and your growth group leader or an elder to determine the best course of action.

If pursuing counseling is the wisest course of action for your situation, your growth group leader or an elder will refer you via email to the Director of Counseling to continue the process.

If you need to print out the paper work and fill it out by hand, please let the Director of Counseling know so arrangements to collect your forms can be made.

You will receive confirmation that your paperwork has been received within 24 hours of your submission, and your counselor will make contact to set up your first meeting within 72 hours of returning your forms.


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