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Revival: It starts in me, but where in me does it start?
Revival starts in me
I have often heard it said that, for each of us, revival must begin in "me," that I should draw a circle around myself and ask God to bring revival there before I can expect Him to bring it anywhere else. Read how a Veggie Tales cartoon gave Nate Adams a serious "aha" moment at

Campers on Mission: A traveling band in search of ways to help

Nate Adams: Gifts that keep on giving

Final marriage ruling in sight?

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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

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IBSA Constitution revision needed

Messengers to the Nov. 5-6 IBSA Annual Meeting will be asked to suspend the rules of the IBSA Constitution to vote on changes to the constitution itself. The request to suspend the usual two-year process is due to the immediate need for the Baptist Children’s Home and Family Services (BCHFS) to have its own bylaws in order to comply with current Illinois not-for-profit law. Read the revised documents

Preparing our hearts for a concert of prayer

Concert of PrayerBefore we gather for the Mission Illinois: Concert of Prayer at the IBSA Annual Meeting, let us seek God in personal devotion. Here is a series of quiet time meditations that may be used in the days prior to the Annual Meeting. These devotions build on the prayers in Isaiah 6:1-8, which will also guide the Concert of Prayer. Find out more about the November 4-6 IBSA Annual Meeting and Pastors' Conference at

Youth Encounter 2014

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