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Acts1:8 Challenge

Join the Illinois Acts 1:8 Network

JoinIn the last word of Jesus local churches have been challenged to take the gospel to four distinct mission fields; their Jerusalem (community), their Judea (state), their Samaria (nation), and the ends of the earth. IBSA is committed to helping churches develop a mission strategy that engages each of these locations.

Approximately 250 of our churches have accepted this challenge and have joined the Acts 1:8 Network. If your church joins this network you can expect to hear from an IBSA Mission Leader at least 1-2 times each month. We will have three goals in communicating with you:

  1. Share Mission Resources - Books, online articles, webinars, resources from NAMB/IMB, and training opportunities that are available to you.
  2. Share Mission Opportunities - At IBSA we regularly receive requests for mission teams to serve here in Illinois, North America and International locations. We will pass specific requests on to the churches in our Acts 1:8 Network.
  3. Share Missions Networking - I have had several opportunities to connect some of our smaller IBSA churches together with churches that have more experience in sending out mission teams. I hope to increase these networking opportunities in the future. IBSA churches working together can become a greater force serving on the mission field and the impact on our own churches back home will be even greater!

Follow the link provided and sign up to be a part of the Acts 1:8 Network. We look forward to working together with you to bring the gospel of Jesus Christ to your Acts 1:8 Mission Fields. For more information contact Rex Alexander at rexalexander@ibsa.org.

Podcast: Developing your Acts 1:8 Missions Team

Acts One Eight podcastIn this episode Mark Emerson, IBSA Associate Executive Director, discusses the development of the church Acts 1:8 Mission Team with Dr. Jerry Day, IBSA Leadership Development Consultant, and Dr. Odis Weaver, Pastor of Friendship Baptist Church in Plainfield IL. The group discusses the function and form of the Missions Team and offers some guiding principles. Download the podcast now.

For more information about the Acts 1:8 Challenge contact:

Mark Emerson
Associate Executive Director, Church Resources Team
(217) 391-3136
MarkEmerson@IBSA.org

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