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Year-end missions giving

Here’s an opportunity to catch up on your missions giving! Giving to the Cooperative Program and Mission Illinois Offerings is well behind last year’s pace. Help us help our Southern Baptists missionaries serving around the world. Your gift will have impact for the Kingdom well beyond 2015. Get year-end giving deadlines and other information now.

BFI Scholarship application

College and seminary students are invited to apply now through January 31, 2015, for scholarships from the Baptist Foundation of Illinois. Applicants must be an active member of a cooperating IBSA church, and entering college in the upcoming year as a full-time student for both semesters. To learn more, go to

News from the Illinois Baptist

Cuban church in spotlight after diplomatic decision
Cuban children learn to pray during a weekly mtg.
President Obama’s announcement Dec. 17 that the U.S. will renew its relationship with Cuba had pundits talking about the political and economic implications. Meanwhile, many Christian leaders focused on what the decision could mean for Cuban believers.

Phil Nelson has traveled to Cuba 11 times since 2003, speaking openly about the gospel with college students and on one occasion, a university president. Read more at

Why we need to disappear this Christmas

Can this baby make a difference?

Ferguson: The morning after


Merry Christmas from IBSA
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