2-9 Annie Armstrong Easter Offering and Week of Prayer. www.AnnieArmstrong.com
7-8 Ministers’ Wives’ Retreat at Vale Community Church, Bloomington. A time of renewal and fellowship for wives of pastors, vocational ministry staff, state and associational staff, missionaries and retired ministers. Cost is $45 per person; contact Alice Davis at email@example.com or (217) 649-1699.
11, 18, 25 Children’s Evangelism Conference at FBC Herrin on March 11, IBSA Building on March 18, and Broadview Missionary on March 25. Training for parents and children’s workers on how to share the Gospel with children. (217) 391-3127, JennaNickelson@IBSA.org.
15 Children’s Ministry Day in Chicago, Granite City, Carbondale, Mt. Vernon, Springfield, Bourbonnais, Peoria, Decatur and Bridgeport. Hands-on mission projects for kids in grades 1-6. $15 per person; register online at www.IBSA.org/Children.
27-29 Expository Preaching Retreat at Lake Sallateeska, Pinckneyville. An extended retreat for pastors/lay speakers featuring teaching from a seminary-level preaching professor. (217) 391-3131, TimSadler@IBSA.org.
28-29 Disaster Relief Training at Living Faith, Sherman. Courses offered: Disaster Relief 101, Chainsaw, Food Preparation, Mudout, Childcare, DR Chaplaincy, Assessment, and Shower Trailer. $30 for new trainees, $10 for renewals. Register by March 14: (217) 391-3137, LindaDarden@IBSA.org.
29 VBS Clinic at Pleasant Hill, Mt. Vernon. Free training event for pastors, directors and leaders. Starts at 8:15 a.m., concludes at noon. (217) 391-3124, CathyWaters@IBSA.org.
29 Hispanic WMU training at Broadview Missionary; 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Learn how to dig deep in Bible study, and how to implement Woman’s Missionary Union in your church. E-mail AnaDeMelendez@gmail.com for more information.
4-5 RA Congress at Lake Sallateeska, Pinckneyville; registration begins 5 p.m. Friday and Congress ends 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Includes a walk/run for missions, RA Racers, turtle races, sail boat races, line gliders, bookstore, and more. Cost is $25 per person. (217) 391-3138, BarbTroeger@IBSA.org.
5 Chicagoland VBS Clinic at Broadview Missionary. Training in English and Spanish for pastors, VBS directors, and leaders in preschool, children, music, crafts and missions. Starts 8:15 a.m., concludes at noon. (217) 391-3124, CathyWaters@IBSA.org.
10, 15, 24 Evangelistic Leaders’ Workshop at the IBSA Building on April 10; Anna Heights, Anna on April 15; Connection Community, Chicago on April 24. Pastors/Leaders share best practices, strategies and processes; learn from and network with other evangelism-hearted pastors. (217) 391-3131, TimSadler@IBSA.org.
11-12 Disaster Relief Training at Streator Baptist Camp. Courses offered: Chainsaw, Food Preparation, Mudout, Child Care, DR Chaplaincy, Assessment. $30 for new trainees, $10 for renewals. Register by March 28: (217) 391-3137, LindaDarden@IBSA.org
12 Serving Across Illinois: A Day of Service. Go to www.IBSA.org/gps for more information, or call (217) 391-3131.
12 Churches of Strength Conference at Belle Rive Missionary. Free training in leadership development, Sunday School, evangelism, music & worship, student ministries, church renewal, prayer, WMU, and more. Starts at 8 a.m. with continental breakfast; concludes at noon. (217) 391-3124, CathyWaters@IBSA.org.
13 Cooperative Program Sunday. E-mail LisaSergent@IBSA.org or call (217) 391-3119 for resources.
20 Easter Sunday
25-26 Youth Ministry Retreat at the IBSA Building, Springfield. Led by John Howard, FBC O’Fallon, and Greg Braswell, Rochester FBC. Register by April 18: TimSadler@IBSA.org.