New Awakening Evangelism Conference

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Friday 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.   Saturday 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Tabernacle Baptist Church, Decatur

Save the dates for the IBSA New Awakening Evangelism Conference March 27-28 at Tabernacle Baptist in Decatur. Johnny Hunt, FBC Woodstock pastor and former SBC president; Alvin Reid, author and SEBTS professor; and Joel Southerland, NAMB evangelism strategy executive director, are scheduled to speak. Plus, you'll have the opportunity to attend breakout sessions, network, and fellowship with other pastors and ministry leaders.

Breakout sessions include: 

  • Dennis Nunn founder of "Every Believer a Witness." 
  • Mark Snowden author of, along with Avery Willis, Truth Sticks, Bible Storying Resources and Ministry.  Mark formerly served with both IMB and NAMB.
  • Tom Chesire will focus on Reaching Men with the Gospel
  • Rick Mullan, associate pastor of Friendship in Plainfield, IL, is passionate about Jesus and hunting.  Rick has established Chosen Arrow Ministries and has set himself apart in the area of attractional evangelistic events for outdoorsmen.  
  • Phil Miglioratti will be leading breakouts on prayer and evangelism.  
  • Carmen Halsey and Simone Monroe, a LifeWay multiplier, will lead the Women's Evangelism track.  
  • James Brooks, an evangelistically hearted pastor from Chicago, who is just "gettin' it done in the City" will lead breakouts on Urban Evangelism.  
  • And many more!

Chad and Rachel Ozee, former touring artists and present church planters in Bourbonnais, are leading our worship…plus they are providing a bonus worship concert Friday night after the plenary session and breakouts!

IBSA Evangelism Conference

Cost is $10 (lunch included) $15 for non-affiliated IBSA churches.

Mark your calendar and keep checking back here for more information.

We have a block of rooms (from $82 to $92) set aside at the hotel below located directly across US 36 from Tabernacle Baptist Church.

Decatur Conference Center and Hotel
4191 US Highway 36 West
Decatur, IL 62522

Please call for reservations and ask for a room listed under IBSA New Awakening Evangelism Conference.

Expository Preaching Retreat

May 14-16, 2015

Lake Sallateeska

Dr. Michael Nave, Clinician

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Life on Mission - 3 Circles

3 CirclesLife change. It all begins with a conversation. The gospel of Jesus Christ is the most profound reality of life. But sharing it with someone can be as simple as three circles. Discover how you can share the gospel with anyone using the Life Conversation Guide, a companion resource to the new Life On Mission book.

3 Circles information and videos

Contact Tim Sadler if you are interested in 3 Circles training in your church.

Evangelism Resources
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Children's Evangelism Conferences

March 9 - Hillcrest Baptist Church, Country Club Hills, 7-9 p.m.

March 16 - Bethel Baptist Church, Troy, 6-8 p.m.

March 17 - Second Baptist Church, Marion, 6-8 p.m.

Evangelism training for parents and children's Sunday School and ministry workers. Register for these events by clicking on the location you will be attending.

Choose 2



The Choose2 goal is for every Illinois Baptist to "choose" to pray twice daily for the salvation of two lost friends.

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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.

Tim Sadler

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

Debbie Muller

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

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