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2018 IBSA Calendar added 7-26-17

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IBSA Calendar of Events

September 20

Lunch and Learn Webinar Series - "Life by the Slice"

Discover how viewing ordinary life moments from a different perspective can provide fuel for living forward in your life from 11:30 a.m. – noon.

Where: Your computer



September 22-24 Lake Sallateeska Baptist Camp, Pinckneyville

What: An opportunity for Illinois Baptist students to gather with other teens from around our state to participate in short-term mission projects and vibrant worship experiences.



September 30

Children’s Missions Celebration

What: Kids in grades 1-6 will enjoy food, fun, and fellowship as they learn how to have a missional lifestyle awareness of missionaries and what they do in other parts of the world.

Where: IBSA Building, Springfield



October 8

Youth Encounter

South - Marion Civic Center, 800 Tower Square Plaza, Marion

Central - Tabernacle Baptist Church, 650 N Wyckles Rd, Decatur

A one-day youth evangelism event featuring praise and worship bands, Christian comedy, and evangelistic speakers.

Cost: $25 per student if IBSA affiliated, $30 if not, includes dinner. T-shirts will be available as a pre-order until Sept. 26 for $10, limited availability at the door for $15.



October 13-14

Disaster Relief Training

Join the 3rd largest disaster relief organization in the U.S.! New volunteers are required to take Introduction to Disaster Relief 101, offered Friday evening and Saturday. Chaplaincy class begins at 1 p.m. Friday. Register by Sept. 29.

Training fees: New trainees - $40, Renewal - $10; plus lodging.

Where: Lake Sallateeska Baptist Camp, Pinckneyville



October 18

Lunch and Learn Webinar Series - "EQ"

Learn how to increase your emotional intelligence “EQ” and relate more effectively with others from 11:30 a.m. – noon.

Where: Your computer



October 28

VBS Preview Event

Get a sneak peek at 2018 VBS “Game On” based on 2 Peter 1:3. Registration: 8 a.m.; event: 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Where: IBSA Building Springfield



November 3-4

AWSOM (Amazing Women Serving Our Maker)

Conference for girls in grades 7-12 including hands-on missions, worship and hearing from missionary speakers. New this year: A Refugee Experience Intensive on Friday night which includes spending the night at the IBSA Building instead of a hotel.

Cost: $20 per participant, includes lunch and T-shirt

Where: IBSA Building, Springfield



November 7-8

IBSA Pastors' Conference

This event offers spiritual rejuvenation for Illinois pastors, their spouses and other church leaders under the banner of this year’s theme, “Time for a Check-Up.” Steve Gaines, Southern Baptist Convention President, leads the list of this year’s speakers.

Where: Tabernacle Baptist Church, Decatur

Information: Pastors’ Conference President Brian Smith (618) 877-4382


November 8

Pastors’ Wives Luncheon

This year’s theme is “The Gift of Togetherness” based on Hebrews 10:24. The event is from 8:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m and includes a program and lunch. Registration is not mandatory, but strongly encouraged by Oct. 24

Where: Tabernacle Baptist Church, Decatur

Cost: $20 per person, send a check written to IBSA Pastors’ Wives to Terry Kenney, 212 W. 10th St., Beardstown, IL 62618

Information: E-mail or call (217) 491-3880


November 8-9

IBSA Annual Meeting - “The Pioneer Spirit”

The 111th IBSA Annual Meeting will feature Southern Baptist Convention President Steve Gaines. Gaines pastors Memphis, TN area Bellevue Baptist Church and annual sermon by Sammy Simons, pastor of Immanuel Baptist Church in Benton.

Where: Tabernacle Baptist Church, Decatur

Information: or (217) 391-3107


November 15

Lunch and Learn Webinar Series - "Lean Forward"

Gain an overview of how to live with intention and glean ways to recapture your life from 11:30 a.m. – noon.

Where: Your computer



December 3-10

Week of Prayer for International Missions and the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering


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