IBC Evangelism - Revolutionize Your Generation (click here to view article)
REALITY week is an opportunity for students to gain hands on experience in reaching others. During this week of intense evangelism, all normal classes are canceled. Instead of classes, students spend two hours each day learning about evangelism and praying for the lost. They, they go out to the streets in groups, taking the good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ to the city of Indianapolis. The week culminates with a large revival service on Sunday night at Calvary Tabernacle.
Drawing the Line
Drawing the Line is an
event held at Monument Circle in downtown Indianapolis. This evening of
evangelism includes dramatic presentations, speaking, singing, and ends
with a call to discipleship.
Bread runs are a ministry opportunity open to all students who are interested in outreach. They usually take place on a designated day once each week. Free bread is distributed door to door throughout the downtown Indianapolis area. This form of giving has opened up many opportunities to pray with and witness to the families in which we come into contact.
The Jesus House is a children's outreach ministry that meets every Sunday afternoon and Tuesday night. Service is held for about an hour, which includes songs and a lesson. Students are encouraged to participate through teaching, leading worship, performing upkeep and maintenance, or just by being a part of the congregation.
Each semester IBC puts on a tent revival in downtown Indianapolis. These events are coordinated by IBC students with staff supervision. Students are encouraged to sing, testify, preach, and witness to all who will listen. As a result of previous tent revivals, many community members have been baptized and received the Holy Ghost.
Jail Ministry involves students in services and Bible studies at local city jails and the women's prison on a weekly basis.
Missions Trips give students hands on traning in evangelizing a city and hosting a revival. These trips are held out of state during fall and spring breaks.
Each Sunday morning IBC students go to various nursing homes to minister to the elderly. A service is conducted by the students which includes singing, preaching, and a time of prayer with the residents. Several nursing home residents have been baptized and filled with the Holy Ghost as a result of this ministry.