Evangelism and Discipleship

Evangelistic Leaders Workshops

Training for pastors on eight components of intentionally evangelistic churches.

April 16 - First Baptist Church, O'Fallon

April 23 - Nookie's Restaurant, 1100 W Bryn Mawr Ave., Chicago

April 30 - First Baptist Church, Effingham

The start time is 10 a.m. for all locations. Please click on the location you wish to attend and fill out the registration form.

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
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

Expository Preaching Retreat

May 14-16, 2015

Lake Sallateeska

Dr. Michael Nave, Clinician

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Choose 2

Choose2

 

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
 TimSadler@IBSA.org

Debbie Muller

Debbie Muller Ministry Assistant
 Church Resouces Team
 (217) 391-3126
 DebbieMuller@IBSA.org

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