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Abide is a weekend retreat for college students featuring teaching, music, and community designed to help students abide in Christ, his Word, prayer, and worship.

Price: $25 includes retreat fee, meals, and lodging
Guests will bring their own bedding, towels, and toiletries.

Featured speakers:
Curtis Gilbert

The Journey - Metro East, Belleville, IL

Noah Oldham
August Gate Church, St. Louis, MO

Phil Nelson
Lakeland Baptist Church, Carbondale, IL

August Gate Music
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This retreat is made possible through the partnership of the Illinois Baptist State Association, August Gate Church, Fusion At LU, and others.

The IBSA is supported by generous giving through the Cooperative Program.

Our Vision

IBSA Campus Ministry is focused on making disciples on the college campuses across our state. To accomplish this vision, we work both with ministries on campuses and those based in local churches.

Our campus ministers exist to:

  • Broadly sow the gospel on Illinois college and university campuses,
  • Develop student disciple makers,
  • Provide a platform for local churches to engage college and university campuses, and
  • Connect students to local churches and the greater IBSA family.
Connecting college-bound students to campus ministries

You can help us connect college-bound students to campus ministries and local churches in their new environment. Please use the link below to provide to access an online form where you can provide contact information for your college-bound students. We'll make sure they receive the information they'll need to connect with a Christian community while at college. If you prefer to receive a print version of the form, please contact Chase Abner, Collegiate Evangelism Strategist.

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How well do you know the 'mindset' of college students in your community?

Each summer since 1997, Beloit College releases a list of facts and opinions about the generation of young adults who would be entering college in the fall. Perhaps you’ve seen it mentioned in the paper or on the television news. They call this list "The Mindset List" and rightly so as it captures what are inevitably key influences on the way these young people perceive reality. Here’s just a smattering from the list for the class of 2016. Take a look and consider how different this year’s "mindset" may be from your own. Read more

Baptist Campus Ministries: Campus Directory

Here is contact information for those in the IBSA family who are reaching out to college and university students through campus-based ministries. If you're a current or future college student, feel free to contact these individuals to learn how to get involved on your campus that you might grow in Christ and impact your campus community with the Gospel.

If your church is involved with ministering to college students, please contact us so that we might add you to the list.


School Ministry Contact
Blackburn College Tuesday Night Grind  
Chicago State University BCM Shunelle Hollis
Eastern Illinois University Campus Outreach Zach Rogers
Illinois State University Mosaic
John A Logan College BCM Phil Nelson
Northern Illinois University The Abbey Joel Jupp
Northwestern University BCM Scott Kelly
Olivet Nazarene University The Journey Chad Ozee
Parkland Community College Parkland Christian Fellowship Derrick Baker
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale BCM (Campus Mission)

Phil Nelson

Leah Bening (International Students)

Southeastern Illinois College BASIC James Carlton
Southwestern Illinois College - Granite City         Alive! Baptist Collegiate Ministry         Bob Stillwell
University of IL at Champaign-Urbana BASIC Scott Boyd
Western Illinois University                        159 Baptist Collegiate Ministry Rich Barnett



Tim Sadler

TIMSADLER1 Director, Evangelism
 Church Resources Team
 (217) 391-3131

Chase Abner

Chase AbnerStrategist, Collegiate Evangelism
Church Strengthening Team
(217) 391-3135

Debbie Muller

Debbie Muller Ministry Assistant
 Church Resouces Team
 (217) 391-3126

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