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News from the Illinois Baptist

Final marriage ruling in sight?

Elevate Marriage Event

The Southern Baptist Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission joined other religious groups in September in asking the Supreme Court to settle the same-sex marriage issue. “Legal uncertainty is especially burdensome for religious organizations and religious believers increasingly confronted with thorny questions,” their friend-of-the-court read in part. Read more at

To help answer some of those questions for Illinois pastors and church leaders, IBSA will host the “Elevate Marriage” conference October 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the IBSA Building in Springfield. See the slate of guest speakers and register at

8-18-14 Illinois BaptistNate Adams: Our Midwest State

Page hears from pastors, church planters at Chicagoland listening

Nate Adams: Experiencing a  week in the life of Chicago church planters

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IBSA pastors' prayer group opens on Facebook

Responding to the call to pray for spiritual renewal in the nation, IBSA has created a Facebook group for Illinois Baptist pastors called the “IBSA Pastors’ Prayer Room.” Learn more

IBSA Annual Meeting to focus on awakening & revival

Concert of Prayer
“I believe we need to cry out to God for spiritual awakening in our state, and for revival in our churches,” said IBSA Executive Director Nate Adams.  “So at the Wednesday evening session of this year’s Annual Meeting, we are choosing to focus less on what we have been doing, and more on asking God to do what only He can.”
Find out more about the IBSA Annual Meeting and Pastors' Conference

Mission Illinois Offering: Planting a rural church

Hannah Pittman's dad is leading a new church in Davis Junction, a place where a church was really needed, and she loves helping out. Watch more MIO videos and download additional MIO materials now.

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