Where do kids go?
Kids coming to IBC will enter the main door on S. West Ave, take a right and head to the welcome desk on the first floor. From there, they will be directed to the appropriate classroom space.
Where do parents park?
Parents can park on any of our lots, but the one nearest the children's building is the west parking lot across from the flag poles, near the main entry.
Who will be with my children?
Our employees and volunteers are committed, growing believers who love Jesus and children! They would love to partner with you and your kids. We welcome you to "The Spot" and would love to partner with you and your kids. We will love them, teach them God's Word, worship with them, grow with them, comfort them, play with them, and pray for them. (NOTE: All volunteers and employees working with minors in our church have passed background checks).
Is there childcare for my children during the worship services?
We have childcare (Extended Teaching Care) in both of our morning services on Sunday for babies through 3 year olds. At the beginning of the Classic Service, the pastor does a children's sermon. We also have Kids' Own Worship during the contemporary service. This is for 4 year olds - 3rd graders and takes place in our old Sanctuary. There are signs marking the way. Children in KOW are picked up by their parents following the service in the Old Sanctuary. Children in Extended Teaching Care will need to be picked up by a parent in their ETC room. Older siblings are not allowed to pick up children.
What resources are available?
We have printed and media resources available for our families. These include Parent Life Magazine, Right Now Media, and a Children's and Young Reader section in the library as well as a Student/Parent Newsletter.
Do you have mid week programming for children?
"The Spot" Discipleship Ministry
Meets every Wednesday evening during the school year from 5:45-7:15 pm in the children's building. Children learn to love God and love others through scripture memory, fun hands on missions projects and praise and worship. This is for toddlers through 6th grade.
Small Spot (Mother's Day Out)
Small Spot is for children 8 weeks through five years. We meet year round on Wednesdays from 9 am-1:30 pm. A great "spot" for moms (and dads) to leave their children that is safe, loving, and where the curriculum is Bible based and age appropriate. Contact the church for more information.
Our kids who have finished 3rd-6th grade enjoy a fun filled week at camp in June every summer. Dates and times will be published on our site.
Day-camping for kids 4 years old-6th grade is a great time for our kids to connect with each other, learn from great Bible dramas and stories, serve through hands on mission projects, and enjoy a great breakfast every morning made just for them by our amazing kitchen crew...watch the site for dates next summer!
Watch the site for dates for great special events for families and children- Fun Fall Fest in the Fall, Journey to the Manger" in December, and more to come!
Sunday Morning D-Groups
Every Sunday morning, we meet at 9:30 to study scripture together in Discipleship Groups broken up by grade. We gather in room C212 to start out and then break out into our groups to discuss each week.
Every Wednesday at 6:00, we share a meal together and then gear up for fun as we gather around the word, greet through games and worship God. The mission of Relate is to help students know God better and make Him know and we do that by looking at how God and the Bible relate to our lives and how we relate to the world.