CHURH PLANTS & MINISTRY PARTNERSHIPS
Church Planting Networks
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Equip is a discipleship training program for covenant members and prospective members of Imago Dei Church. Equip seeks to fulfill the P.E.A.C.E. Plan by training future leaders for roles that will take the gospel all over the world, as well as to help the elders identify potential Aspire interns. Click here for the equip guide. For more info, contact Equip@idcraleigh.com.
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).
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.
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 email@example.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 am, 11:00 am, & 5:00 pm Worship Services.
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 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, firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here to view our childcare Policies & Procedures.
4 weeks old to Pre-K
Worship Childcare (Sunday 9:00 am, 11:00 am, & 5:00 pm)
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 (9:00 am)
All preschool children are invited to attend our discipleship hour. Children who are attending both the worship service childcare and discipleship hour do not need to be checked out and back in; they will remain in their room during the transition.
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.
Discipleship Hour (9:00 am)
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.
We offer classes on Sunday mornings for Middle and High School students at 9:00 am in rooms 205-207 (MS) and 209-211 (HS). In our MS class, we are currently walking through a curriculum called Elements which teaches students core Christian doctrines. In our HS class, we are walking through a curriculum called Advocates which teaches the foundations for apologetics and worldview.