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One-Sunday Missions Blowout
Two weeks before the event
  • Hang the posters.
  • Download, cut and paste the bulletin announcements.
  • Announce the Event and Offering from the pulpit.
  • Tweet the “short” promotional videos available at www.IBSA.org/mio
  • Post the 90-second promotional video “Pray & Give” on your website.

One week before the event

  • Show the 90-second promotional video in worship
  • Announce our church’s Offering Goal, Explain how this offering supports missions in Illinois, Urge personal giving to missions
  • Encourage attenders to sign-up for the e-mail devotions prior to Sept. 15
  • Tweet prayer reminders

 Sunday, Sept. 15 (or the date of your choice): Devote the entire worship service to Missions in Illinois.

  • Sing about missions commitment and read Scripture about missions.
  • Show the videos:
    • Using the “play all” feature on the DVD, show all the missions stories as a 14-minute documentary.
    • Or choose from the five videos on the DVD. Select a theme:
  • Plan personal testimonies to support the theme you choose.
  • Distribute the Mission Illinois Prayer Guide (bulletin insert coming Sept. 1) and Offering Envelopes. Point out the spiritual needs in Illinois using information on the back of the Prayer Guide.
  • Preach about God’s heart for missions, using Illinois missions as illustrations.
  • Lead prayer for missions and missionaries in Illinois.
  • Distribute Mission Illinois Offering envelopes. Collect the offering.
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