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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 (must be a physical address, NOT a P.O. Box)  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 you send $5 to help cover the cost of shipping and that you 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 CathyWaters@IBSA.org.

Feb. 8 Super Saturday event in Springfield postponed

The Churches of Strength Super Saturday Seminar scheduled for Saturday, February 8 at the IBSA Building in Springfield has been postponed due to inclement weather.

This decision was made in cooperation of the Capital City Association and the IBSA Church Strengthening Team. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Super Saturday Seminars

Churches of StrengthChurches of Strength

A Super Saturday Seminar is coming to your area! Each event begins with a “free” continental breakfast from 8 to 8:30 a.m., followed by two informative and inspirational  breakout sessions led by various members of your IBSA Leadership Teams.

I invite you to join with hundreds of others for some practical, cutting-edge, useful training that is designed to equip and strengthen your church’s ministries in such areas as: Leadership Development, Sunday School, Evangelism, Discipleship, Music & Worship, Student Ministries, Family Ministries, Church Renewal, Missions Awareness, Prayer, Men’s Ministries, WMU and more . . .

Upcoming 2014 Churches of Strength: Super Saturday Seminars locations:

  • February 8 - IBSA POSTPONED
  • April 12 - Belle Rive Missionary, Belle Rive
  • May 3 - Bethel Baptist, Bourbonnais
  • August 16 - College Ave, Normal
  • September 27 - Marion Second, Marion
  • October 11 - Armitage, Chicago

You’ll notice that we tried to place these events strategically across the state to help facilitate churches to bring as many different ministry leaders as possible! Travel time should not exceed an hour and a half to the closest event, and there are no overnight stay costs! This is an excellent way to get as many people as possible trained in as many areas of ministry as your church has.

Tons of free resources and materials will be handed out. So plan “NOW” to load up a van full of folks and participate in this year’s Super Saturday Seminars in your area.

Call (217) 391-3124 or e-mail CathyWaters@IBSA.org for more information.

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 CathyWaters@IBSA.org.

Pat Pajak

Pat PajakAssociate Executive Director
Church Strengthening Team
(217) 391-3129
PatPajak@IBSA.org

Cathy Waters

Cathy WatersMinistry Assistant
(217) 391-3124
CathyWaters@IBSA.org

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