The 2013 IBSA Annual Meeting will be held November 13-14 at the Hilton Hotel in Springfield, IL. IBSA Executive Director Nate Adams and several guests and speakers will explore the “Mission Illinois” theme throughout the meeting, and especially during the Wednesday night session, which features North American Mission Board's Vice President for the Midwest Gary Frost, and interviews with Illinois church planters. Messengers also will be challenged to pray for church planters working to reach the at least 8 million people in our state who do not know Christ.
NAMB President Kevin Ezell was previously advertised to appear Wednesday evening, but has had to cancel due to scheduling difficulties.
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Meeting times and location
The Hilton Hotel is located in downtown Springfield, IL at 700 E Adams Street. The meeting begins at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday and will conclude at 11:30 a.m. Thursday.
Messenger registration packets with instructions for churches to register their messengers online were mailed to IBSA churches in early September. If you do not pre-register, messengers may also register in person at the annual meeting with a signed messenger card. Please e-mail CaroleDoom@IBSA.org or call (217) 391-3113 to request blank messenger cards or for registration assistance. Pre-registration will close November 4 at 4:30 p.m.
Order of Business
The Annual Meeting will begin Wednesday, November 13 at 1:30 p.m. It will conclude Thursday, November 14 at 11:30 a.m. View the Order of Business
Sleeping rooms are no longer available at the Hilton Hotel, but you can contact the Hampton Inn at 3185 S. Dirksen Pkwy, Springfield (across from the IBSA Building), phone (217) 529-1100, to reserve a room at a discounted price by telling them you are with the IBSA block.
To make individual reservations, call (217) 789-1530 or visit Hilton.com online; rooms are reserved under Illinois Baptist State Association. The block will close October 21 or when it has been filled.
The Resolutions and Christian Life Committee is recommending the following resolutions for a vote in the Thursday, November 14 session. Any additional resolutions are to be submitted by 4:30 on Wednesday, November 13. Proposed resolutions may be sent to Committee Chairman Wesley Hahn or to IBSA at SandyBarnard@IBSA.org.
Childcare will be provided for each conference session by IBSA Disaster Relief childcare volunteers. To pre-register for childcare contact Kendra Jackson at (217) 391-3111.
For additional IBSA Annual Meeting information, call (217) 391-3107 or e-mail SandyBarnard@IBSA.org.
Churches applying for affiliation
Members of the Credentials Committee received and reviewed applications for IBSA membership from 14 Baptist churches and conducted personal interviews with each one. The Committee recommends the Association accept into membership the following churches:
Charis Community, Normal
Christ Church, Michigan City, IN
Church of the Open Door, Springfield
Diaspora Church, Palatine
Emmanuel Baptist, Lemont
Grace Fellowship, Amboy
Lighthouse of Truth, Itasca
Mt. Vernon Baptist, Chicago
Pilsen Community, Chicago
Redeemer Church, Urbana
Soul Saving Missionary, Chicago