Formation at IBC

Formation Groups exist to become more like Jesus together by practicing the rhythms of a missionary disciple.

The Formation journey begins with table groups meeting on campus for the first module of our curriculum, Foundation, designed to help you grow as a follower of Jesus. After the first 9 weeks, these tables transition to meeting in homes and continue their discipleship journey using the Formation curriculum.

Here's a look:

Launches and Resources

Formation Launch

Stay tuned for our next Formation Launch details!

Kids+ will be available for the first 9 weeks of Formation.

Details To Come

The Common Rule with Justin Whitmel Earley

This March 31st we host CT award winning author Justin Earley for a night of equipping and training.

FREE workshop and Kids+ will be available. All are welcome.

Find Out More


We have 4 modules for our current Formation Groups.

Use these modules to grow as a group.

Formation Resources

Sermon Discussion Guides

We have weekly discussion guides for our Formation Groups.

Use these guides to discuss the scripture and spiritual formation.

Discussion Guides

Staff Leaders

If you have any questions about Formation Groups reach out to one of our staff members in this ministry.

Discipleship Pastor - Jared Barnett
Discipleship Coordinator
- Kristie Davis

Contact Us


Q: What are Formation Groups?
A: Formation Groups are small groups of adults (usually between 8-12 people) who meet together regularly to practice the rhythms of a missionary disciple. This looks like discussions centered on scripture and spiritual formation, encouragement and prayer for one another, and blessing others through mission.

Q: How do I join a Formation Group?
A: Formation Groups begin with a 9-week discipleship experience meeting at IBC. Over these weeks you will grow with God and others learning the big story of the Bible, practicing 5 rhythms of a missionary disciple, and experiencing contexts of spiritual formation. From here, your table becomes your group and you continue on the journey now meeting in homes.

Q: When does the 9-week discipleship experience start?
A: We start the 9-week discipleship experience a few times throughout the year. Registration is announced through our eLetter and Sunday service. Stay tuned!

Q: What if I have already completed the 9-week discipleship experience but I am not in a group?
A: Depending on when you first went through the 9-week discipleship experience, we recommend doing so again as a refresher. If you recently completed this experience, we can connect you with groups looking to add members through our Join an Existing Group process.

Ready to go deeper?

Reach out and let's start the conversation.

Get Started