There are many great reasons for attending a homegroup. These include:
- To grow our relationship with God
- To praise and worship God
- To study the Bible
- To prayerfully support others
- To develop friendships
- To equip and train for ministry
- To provide pastoral care.
At IBC, where most of us are living away from our home countries, a homegroup also provides valuable community. An IBC homegroup is therefore more than a group that meets weekly/biweekly. It can eventually become a community of friends; a community of prayer partners; a community where we can share our news, needs and joys; a community of practical supporters.
In Acts 2:46 we read that the early Christians “continued to meet together every day”. Don’t worry, we are not proposing that a homegroup meets together every day! However, we can meet together in a lot of ways without meeting physically:
- Praying for each other daily
- Keeping in contact with each other: e.g. phone, emails, texts …
- Remembering each other’s birthdays, holidays …
- Sharing with one other on other occasions – coffee mornings, walks, drinks, meals …
- Helping out practically
Many homegroup members testify to the warmth of friendship developed through their homegroup; the opportunity to grow as a Christian; and the prayer and practical support that they can experience.
IBC runs homegroups in various locations:
- Brussels – Ixelles
- Brussels – Montgomery
- Brussels – Etterbeek and Schaerbeek
- Nossegem (Dutch speaking)
- Wezembeek- Oppem
- Filipino Home Group
- Men’s Group ‘Learning to Lead’
If you are interested in joining a homegroup in your area – of forming a new one in your area if one doesn’t already exist – fill in the form below and the Homegroup Coordinator will get back to you as soon as possible.