At Irving Bible Church we feel strongly that this discipline of meeting together is essential to a person’s walk with Christ.
“The 120” as it has come to be known among the IBC staff, is the hour and twenty minutes that the body of IBC spends together in worship on Sundays. For centuries believers have been meeting together to remember God’s story of creation, redemption, and recreation. At Irving Bible Church we feel strongly that this discipline of meeting together is essential to a person’s walk with Christ. What we believe about Jesus and his gospel is shaped through the retelling of his story.
We remember this life-changing story in many different ways. Whether it is through the arts, prayer, liturgy, teaching, or music we work hard to bring a variety of different creative elements together to help us articulate God’s redemptive narrative to a beautifully diverse culture.
Following the ancient tradition of calling God's people to worship with the ringing of bells, the bronze bell in the Town Square serves to prepare hearts for worship as IBCers move into the Sunday services.
IBC worship services end with an invitation for anyone to respond to God by coming to the stage and lighting a small candle. Red candles signify someone's new faith in our Savior Jesus. Amber candles represent a significant way God has moved in a person's life that week. Volunteers with blue candles are available as prayer partners during the response time.
A Lectionary is a book or listing that contains a collection of scripture readings appointed for Christian or Judaic worship on a given day or occasion. If you search the word "Lectionary" you will find many sites that have much more information.
Lectionary readings are available from the Vanderbilt Divinity Library.