Intro to Messy Care & Discipleship

Intro to Messy Care & Discipleship 

with Scott Mehl

8-Part Video Training + Companion Guide

IBCD’s Intro to (Messy) Care and Discipleship is made up of eight teaching sessions designed to equip small groups to engage in one-another gospel care. Eight roundtable discussions follow each of the teaching sessions, and the companion guide is designed to complement the video resources. This material expands on the content of Scott Mehl’s Loving Messy People: The Messy Art of Helping One Another Become More Like Jesus and demonstrates how every Christian can be used by God to care for the hurting and struggling people around them.

The roundtable discussions are strategically comprised of a diverse collection of pastors, advocates, small group leaders, biblical counselors, and disciplers. They provide an opportunity to learn from the experience of real people who are loving others in the real messes of life. 

The corresponding guide, by Scott Mehl and the IBCD team, is a great resource that can be used individually, in a small group, or in a Sunday school setting. It is filled with a treasure trove of

  • real-life case studies.
  • application questions.
  • prompts for further Bible study.
  • and assignments to put the principles discussed into practice.

We are excited to be offering this course via our new online training portal. This course will be available in both individual and group access options. If you want to access the course as an individual, please use the corresponding button below. If you hope to access the course as a group, please click the corresponding button below and follow the prompts to create your own group. Groups will have the ability to invite other members to join their learning, customize the course, and view participant progress. If you have any questions, please email us at


If you’d like to access the Intro to Messy Care & Discipleship video material as a group, use the button below to create your own “cohort”. Use the following instructions. The following instructions are only for users seeking to access the course as a group. 

  • When you click the button below, you will be prompted to create an account on our new platform – Even if you have an account at, you will need to create a new account for
  • Once you create your account, you will be asked to fill out a name for your cohort. Examples of names include “Grace Bible Sunday School”, “Young Adults Small Group”, or “Clearbrook Church Group”. 
  • Next, you can choose how many seats you host in your cohort. There is a minimum of 10 seats and a minimum fee of $60. Each seat is an additional $6. Your course will expire 6 months after purchase. 
  • You will then proceed through the checkout steps.
  • By creating this cohort, you will be the “teacher” with special tools to customize your course. You will be able to invite members to your group via email.

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