Join the IBCD Family
Becoming a Supporting Church (or Organization) is the best way to both equip your church to counsel and help spread one-another care around the globe. Your support is also an investment in the further development of quality counseling resources which we will make available to you on an ongoing basis.
We want to support your church just as much as your church is supporting us which is why we’ve also included an entire set of our physical products to help you in equipping your church.
If you are planning to use this material for ACBC Certification, please read our ACBC Information Page first. You will be required to fill out a registration form.
What You Receive
Pricing begins at $1,000/yr and adjusts for each additional 25 users. We have included a number of benefits for joining such as:
- Access to all of our streaming video resources,
- Discounted handbook pricing,
- Discounted event registrations
- The Starter Kit as our free gift to you.
All of our options include the main benefits listed with slight modifications as noted:
What if my Church already owns the contents of the Starter Kit?
The Supporting Church Program was designed to give your church access to all our best resources and to help us continue to create quality resources that equip churches in one-another care. The Starter Kit is our one time free gift to your church, as a thank you for joining the IBCD family. As such, it is not factored into the monetary thresholds of support we have outlined.
If you already own most of the contents of the Starter Kit, we would ask that you please accept this gift and perhaps share it with a neighboring church as we hope that you will be an advocate for one-another care in your local region.
How much money do I save compared to other options?
We’ve priced the supporting threshold of Tier 1 to be the best financial choice for training up a core group of 10 to 20 people, but your actual savings are determined by your particular group’s needs (number of people in your group, number of handbooks purchased, number of event attendees, etc.) The amount you give to the IBCD Supporting Church program isn’t simply payment for products and benefits but rather a partnership in creating new high-quality resources and equipping churches all over the world in one-another care.
How long will my Church have access to the videos?
The billing plans are designed to be optimized for year to year billing and budgeting. Your church will have access to the Video On Demand for 1 calendar year plus a 30 day grace period at renewal time. If your church chooses not to renew, access will be terminated at the end of the grace period.
Do you offer any month to month payment plans?
Yes! We recognize that during the middle of the year budgets may be set but if you would like to become a Supporting Church mid-year we have made all three tiers available as month-to-month options. You can upgrade to an annualized plan at any time. The $400 sign-up fee covers the cost of the Starter Kit which ships immediately to you and is prorated across the first few months of the plan.
What if I am a Seminary, a Training Center or other Organization?
We recognize that many seminaries, training centers, and other organizations desire and benefit from our materials. All our options with their unique benefits and specifications are available to our institutional friends at the same pricing thresholds. We are currently working with 2 seminaries to develop more individualized offerings but don’t anticipate those elements to be made available until sometime in 2018. If you would like to make a request above and beyond what we currently offer, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we would be happy to discuss it with you.
Why did you lower the user caps?
To create the Individual Subscriber package we had to adjust some of the benefits of the Supporting Church Program to make economical sense. The new limits are set to reflect a tipping point in value for a church trying to decide to be Supporting Church or to merely reimburse members for their individual subscriptions. All current supporting churches will be grandfathered in under the old cap numbers.