Formation & Family Discipleship Weekend

Discipleship can be daunting.

Let us help! Join Irving Bible Church for a special weekend of training, equipping, and discipleship with special guest Justin Whitmel Earley.

Two Workshop Opportunities

The Common Rule

A workshop for all IBCers and Formation Groups

Friday · March 31 · 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

For better or worse, habits form us more than we form them. In this workshop and based on his award-winning book "The Common Rule – Habits of Purpose for an Age of Distraction," Justin will help us consider a practical Common Rule for spiritual formation. Snacks will be provided and Kids+ childcare is available (register for Kids+ below).

This workshop is free and registration is NOT required. All you have to do is show up!

Habits of the Household

A workshop for families of kids and youth

Saturday · April 1 · 9:00 a.m. - noon

We become our habits, and our kids become us. From morning wake-ups to bedtime, how we spend our time shapes how our kids see the world. In this workshop, Justin will help families see how small moments can be powerful acts of spiritual formation. Kids+ childcare is available.

Registration is required. The cost of this workshop is $10 and includes a light breakfast, lunch, and snacks.

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About Justin Whitmel Earley

Justin Whitmel Earley is a lawyer, author and speaker from Richmond, VA. Most of all, he is a husband to Lauren and a father to his four sons – Whit, Asher, Coulter and Shep.

But he also graduated from the University of Virginia with a degree in English Literature before spending four years in Shanghai, China, teaching and writing. Justin got his law degree from the Georgetown University Law Center and he now runs his own business law practice under the Earley Legal Group.

His book, The Common Rule – Habits of Purpose for an Age of Distraction, was published with InterVarsity Press in 2019. He frequently speaks at businesses, churches and conferences on habits, technology and mental health. (

His second book, Habits of the Household – Practicing the Story of God in Everyday Family Rhythms, addresses spiritual formation in ordinary family habits, and was published with Zondervan in 2021. (

You can learn more about Justin at