Evangelistic Block Party Training
This training teaches your church how to throw a big community party along with ways to build relationships and win the lost.
The NET is a new tool designed to equip believers in evangelism by learning to share the Gospel through their story/testimony in a culturally relevant way. More information can be found at www.namb.net/evangelism/thenet/.
New FAITH Evangelism
The newly revised FAITH materials are more user friendly for churches of all sizes.
Sharing Jesus Without Fear
William Fay and Ralph Hodge present a natural, non-threatening approach that teaches us to communicate the gospel by initiating casual conversations about faith. These door openers lead people to learn for themselves what the Word of God has to say (4 sessions).
One-Day/One-Hour Witnessing Workshop
Newest evangelism training resources developed by the NAMB!
Imagine equipping believers in your church to be effective witnesses in one day or as little as one hour! This material, is one of the newest evangelism training resources developed by the North American Mission Board, and gives the believer the skills necessary to present the basics of the Gospel. Download for free at: www.NAMB.net.
8 ways to celebrate baptisms in your church
When a new believer is baptized, it's a momentous event. A life's been changed for eternity! Try these fresh ideas to make baptism a true celebration. Read more
Director, Evangelism, Discipleship, Student and Men's Ministries
Church Strengthening Team
Coming in March - Children's Evangelism Conferences from IBSA
Clinician: Tim Sadler, IBSA Evangelism and Discipleship Director
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Who should be there? Parents, grandparents and children's ministry workers.
Three dates and locations:
- March 11, 2014 First Baptist Church, Herrin
- March 18, 2014 IBSA Building, Springfield
- March 25, 2014 Broadview Missionary Baptist Church, Broadview
- What is the Gospel?
- How do we communicate the Gospel to children?
- Intentionality at home and at church
Contact Tim Sadler at (217) 391-131 for additional information.
Serving Across Illinois: One day. One heart. One thousand churches that care.
On Saturday, April 12 churches from across Illinois are encouraged to engage in servant evangelism projects in their own communities. Some churches may consider banding together to impact their communities. Find out how your church can participate.
2014 Expository Preaching Retreat
Dr. Greg Heisler, former preaching professor at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, currently the Senior Pastor of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church in Boone, NC will lead our retreat. The retreat begins with dinner at 6 p.m. on Thursday evening and conclude at noon on Saturday at Lake Sallateeska. Dr. Heisler will focus on “Preaching Christ from all the Scriptures.” There will be times of teaching, time to work on messages, times of networking, time to relax, and a time of evaluation.
We have a limited number of openings for pastors, so register early. Registration deadline is March 14, 2014. The cost is $45 per person. This cost will cover 2 nights lodging and 5 meals. The first 28 pastors (2 per room) to register will stay in the Sallateeska Inn.
If you have questions or want to register, please e-mail Tim Sadler or call him at (217) 391-3131.
What is GPS?
Central Theme -- Every Believer Sharing, Every Person Hearing -- by 2020
Vision -- To fulfill the Great Commission in North America by 2020.
There has never been a time when more tools are available to equip and inspire believers to simply share with others what Christ has done for them.
GPS helps you coordinate your church’s evangelism efforts among the lost with others across North America. Trust that God is already at work! The needs of each community are unique, and you know best the needs of your community. Adapt the information provided to suit your unique community.
Ideas and resources on this website are offered free of charge through the partnership between the North American Mission Board and your state convention and the funds provided through the Cooperative Program. Also, know that your Acts 1:8 partners (your association, your state convention, and the North American Mission Board) are ready to assist you in training and consultation as you have need. www.GPS2020.net.
Strategy -- 4 Biblical Markers:
Praying -- Every church praying for lost people
Equipping -- Every believer equipped to share as a trained witness
Sowing -- Every lost person receiving a witness
Harvesting -- Every church harvesting and celebrating every salvation response
2012 -- Reaching Across North America
2014 -- Serving Across North America
2016 -- Sharing Across North America
2018 -- Start Something Across North America
2020 -- Celebrating Across North America
Prime: A Conference on Biblical Manhood
God’s calling for every man is to let his life, his marriage, and his relationships be a picture of the Gospel. “Prime” calls men to the first importance of his personal walk and his role in his home. Bring the men of your church for a powerful night of worship and challenging messages on God’s design for men.
If you missed the Prime Conference for men held in your area or just wanted to learn more, watch "A Theology of Marriage," filmed at the Prime Conference held at Bethel BC in Troy. Using the creation account from Genesis 1-3, a theology for marriage is established. Dr. Mark Liederbach covers biblical headship, the purpose of marriage, and the beauty of marital intimacy. Part 1, Part 2
2014 Prime Conference dates
- September 4 Northern Prime Conference: Bread of Life, Chicago
- September 18 Central Prime Conference: Chatham Baptist
- September 25 Southern Prime Conference: FBC Herrin
REACH: A Missional Sunday School/Small Group Strategy for the 21st Century
Only 10% of the American church has ever shared their faith.
Not like any other evangelism strategy you have ever seen! Will not simply retrain the 10% of your church that is willing to share their faith … it will mobilize and motivate the 90% in every church!
REACH is not a “new program.” It is a comprehensive prayer and outreach strategy based on Biblical mandate, researched facts about our culture, and contextual need.
We can help with individual church consultation for successful implementation.R.E.A.C.H. EVANGELISTIC SUNDAY SCHOOL/ SMALL GROUP TRAINING.
Here’s how it works: Once a month, each member of the class or group commits to contact a guest or prospect through e-mail, phone call, text message, written note or lunch appointment, to encourage them that they have been prayed for and to extend a sincere invitation for them to attend the class or group.
The volunteers have seven days to complete the task; then, they come back to the group and a different set of volunteers starts the process over again.
For questions or more information contact Tim Sadler at (217) 391-3131 or TimSadler@IBSA.org or Jenna Nickelson at (217) 391-3127 or JennaNickelson@IBSA.org.
Evangelism and Discipleship Ministries
The downward trend in baptisms across our denomination has been accredited to many things, but perhaps one major contributing factor is the lack of true, biblical discipleship in our churches! Taking a new believer and leading them on a spiritual journey toward maturity is a lifelong endeavor. Yet that is exactly what the New Testament church in Acts took on as their discipleship strategy. The results? Thousands coming to Christ... led by new believers who were being discipled by the apostles!
Our commission to "make disciples" certainly begins with evangelism, but it certainly doesn't end there! Your Evangelism and Discipleship Ministries team stands ready to assist, encourage, motivate and resource your church for reaching people with the gospel and developing them into spiritually mature believers.
Evangelism and Discipleship strategies have several things in common:
- They are both intentional. They don't just happen... they are prayerfully prepared and implemented.
- They are both scripture based. The Word of God is essential to all evangelism and disciple-making ministries.
- They are both supernatural. The power of the Holy Spirit makes our evangelism and discipleship fruitful.
Let your Evangelism and Discipleship team share with your church or association the many new, as well as tried and true, resources that are available for using in our fulfilling our Great Commission.