Invest Yourself in ministry

God's design for the church to thrive when everyone uses their unique gifts for the common good motivates us to take responsibility to lead in ministry.

(1 Cor. 12, Eph. 4:10-12, 1 Peter 4:10-11, Neh. 3, Ex. 35:4-35)

As a church we believe that God has called every member of the body to invest themselves in ministry for the maturity of believers and expansion of the kingdom.

Discipleship Pathway

THE Purpose of Leadership

An individual development plan within the ICC Discipleship Pathway connecting a person’s spiritual gifts with their unique passions to real places of ministry. This plan serves to lead them to greater ministry investment in the life of the church, in their homes, workplaces, and communities. We believe the church is called to develop leaders.

The ICC Discipleship Pathway (pictured left) is a way to represent the process and rhythms by which ICC members move deeper into discipleship and ministry at Island Community Church.

To learn more about all of our purposes and rhythms of a transformed disciple Click Here.

Leadership Pipeline

ICC’s structure and system for leadership development that provides both a vision for development and a process for the journey.


Church Leaders: Pastors/Elders Provides vision and sets strategic direction

Ministry Director: Lead ministries Oversees a ministry area, leading coaches and leaders

Ministry Coordinator: Lead leaders Shepherd or coach a group of leaders

Team Leader: Lead others who are investing in ministry Provides leadership for a ministry team

Apprentice: Leader in Training Assists and learns from team leaders

Team Member: Leads self and volunteers by investing in ministry Serves on a ministry team

(Represented left in growing leadership competency and delegated ministry responsibility with Church Leaders at the centers of the pyramids and working outward through Ministry Directors, then Ministry Coordinators, Team Leaders, Apprentices, and Team Members)


Leadership competency and development are focused around eight (8) criteria.

  1. Leadership Responsibility
  2. Discipleship
  3. Vision
  4. Strategy
  5. Collaboration
  6. People Development
  7. Stewardship
  8. Ministry Specific Competency

At each level of the Leadership Pipeline there are increased competency requirements and development goals. 

For a comprehensive competency guide and example roles at each level of leadership Click Here

How to Become a leader at ICC

We know most Christians are willing to serve the church wherever there is a need. However, at ICC we believe God has intended us for more in ministry than only filling generic roles. We believe God has made you for ministry that fits the unique way He made you! Through a process of discovery of your unique S.H.A.P.E. in the life of the body, you can know more of God and the purposes He fashioned you for. 

So where do you start?

  • 1. Develop your Biblical understanding

    Develop a healthy biblical understanding of personal calling to ministry both in the world and to the body. We have a variety of resources to assist you in this process including…

    S.H.A.P.E. Podcast where you can listen to Pastor Barrett and other leaders teach a biblical foundation of personal ministry and calling.

  • 2. Live in the rhythms of discipleship

    We believe one of the best places to discover how God has shaped you for ministry is through serving, so exploring is a great place to start! 

    Discover opportunities within the discipleship pathway to connect with ministry. Sunday Volunteers, Commit to Discipleship Rhythms, Local Ministry Partner once-a-month opportunities, Global Missions gatherings and short-term trips.

    Click Here for further information on the rhythms of discipleship and ministry at ICC.

  • 3. Become a member of icc

    Membership is a requirement for those moving into leadership at ICC

    We hold high the biblical, covenant community we celebrate together in Membership. We believe part of fulfilling Gods will for each of us is living as transformed disciples in Covenant Community. More about how to join ICC can be found online or through asking any of our current members.

    Click Here to begin the membership process.

  • 4. ATtend A S.H.A.P.E. Class

    ICC offers opportunity to discover places to invest in ministry in the life of the church. This is a 3 hour course open to all members and regular attenders that walks through a process of discovery in your Spiritual Gifts, Heart (Passions), Abilities, Personality, and Experience S.H.A.P.E. This process will aid you in personal discovery and calling to ministry in the church body and give you greater clarity on how to be more effective with your personal ministry. 

  • 5. Survey the ministry opportunities

    View Team Member ministry descriptions organized by the ministry they serve: Click the ministry area to link or link at the bottom.










    This process allows you to articulate to Team Leaders your giftings, passions, and ministry experiences.

    Click Here to complete the Leadership application.

THe Final Step...

7. Meet with a team leader or

ministry coordinator

The ministry area specific Team Leader will lead you through a process of evaluating your readiness and building a discipleship plan to help you to grow in your ministry readiness.

A Team Leader will contact you after you submit your Leadership application.