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
  • Everberg
  • Leuven
  • Nossegem (Dutch speaking)
  • Overijse
  • Wezembeek- Oppem
  • Zaventem
  • Filipino Home Group
  • Men’s Group  ‘Learning to Lead’
  • Huldenberg
  • Tervuren

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.