Church Strengthening

IBSA Lending Library

The IBSA Lending Library is an excellent new look at an old tool for pastors, Sunday School teachers and members of Southern Baptist churches in Illinois. Our library operates just like your local library.  Browse to see what kit, book or workbook you would like to check out and contact IBSA with the following information:
- Contact's name
- Contact 's church
- Contact's telephone number
- Address (Please specify if it is a residence or a business address)
- The date you intend to begin your study

IBSA will issue a due date for your item. If you need to borrow the study for longer than the assigned due date, contact us to extend your borrowing time.  This is important so we can give waiting churches a projected date of when studies will be returned and available for borrowing.

At this time, we are only able to loan materials to Illinois churches.  All materials listed in this catalog are available to borrow at minimal cost to your church.  All we ask is that your church pay the return shipping to IBSA.

Download the IBSA Lending Library Catalog

For more information or to request materials, call Cathy Waters at (217) 391-3124, or e-mail

Request a Building Powerful Ministry Teams event

Building Powerful Ministry TeamsMake the most of your church leadership teams whether they operate as a church staff, deacon body, youth ministry group, hospitality committee or other team by hosting Building Powerful Ministry Teams training sessions.

Each training session will begin at 9 a.m. and conclude at 5 p.m. This is a FREE event!  Each participant will receive a BPMT workbook, continental breakfast, lunch and snacks.

To host an event, there must be a minimum of 15 people in attendance. If you are interested, need more information or would like to register, contact Cathy Waters at (217) 391-3124 or

Mark Emerson

Mark EmersonAssociate Executive Director
Church Resources Team
(217) 391-3136

Cathy Waters

Cathy WatersMinistry Coordinator
Church Resources Team
(217) 391-3124

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