Frequently Asked Quesitons
What time are services?
Sunday School for all ages meets at 9:15 and the morning Sunday Worship Service begins at 10:30 a.m. We also have Sunday night service at 6pm and Wednesday night prayer meeting & Bible classes at 7pm.
How do I get to the Independent Bible Church of Duryea (IBC)?
Please see IBC's written directions with Google map on our contact us page.
Are there parking places reserved for first time guests?
We have specially designated parking spaces just off Main Street and Stephenson Street in Duryea PA.
What happens when I get there?
Our greeters will give you a bulletin and assist you in getting to your class or into the service.
What children's programs are available?
Our children's ministry offers Sunday School for age 3 through 6th grade. We offer Children's Church during the service for children up to 4th grade. On Sunday nights our Truth Trackers program offers Bible instruction, a children's choir, Scripture memory, and exciting activities.
What do I do before the service starts?
If you arrive before the service starts, you will notice that our auditorium is filled with plenty of comfortable pews. There are no reserved seats, so you may sit anywhere. Many people will be greeting one another during this time.
What are the services like?
Services generally last about 1 hour and 30 minutes. Our worship services are a time of joyful worship and praise, with a variety of traditional hymns and songs sung by the congregation and choir.
How will I know when to stand?
The pastor or the music director will ask the congregation to stand or sit. Generally we stand while singing and during times of public prayer.
What is the pastor's message like?
Our Pastor gives Bible-based messages lasting about 45 minutes. His messages are timely and applicable to everyday Christian living. Audio CDs of the message are also available upon request.
Do you give public invitations at the end of the service? What are they like?
At the end of the message, the pastor invites anyone who does not have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ to accept Him as Savior. Counseling is also available for other spiritual needs.
Do I need to donate money when I visit?
Independent Bible Church does believe tithing is a Biblical principal and we do encourage it. However, our guests should not feel under any obligation to participate. During this time, if you have filled out the Guest Registration Form, we do ask you to drop it in the offering plate.
What happens after the service?
Following the service the pastor and other members will be there to make your acquaintance if you so choose.