Education and Leadership

Free VBS ideas e-book from IBSA

VBS ideas e-bookGet tips and ideas for how to plan your church's best Vacation Bible School, whether you're a new-comer, 20-year veteran, or returning for the first time since your own days of Kool-Aid and cookies. Get your free PDF copy of "VBS Ideas for Sharing" now.

How to grow a Sunday School class

Ask yourself this important question: Does my small group or Sunday School class consistently reach new people for Christ? Get some simple tips to keep your class fresh and growing.

Mark Emerson

Mark_Emerson_web Associate Executive
 Church Resources
 (217) 391-3136

Cathy Waters

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

IBSA Lending Library

LibraryDownload the IBSA Lending Library Catalog

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 which leader's kit you would like to check, then contact Cathy Waters at 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.

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

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