Mission Illinois Offering

Mission Illinois Offering and Week of Prayer

Illinois is big in geography (55,518 square miles), big in population (13 million), big in diversity (2,000 people groups speaking 200 languages), and for those sharing their Christian faith, big in responsibility (at least 8 million people do not know Jesus Christ). 

MIO Pray4illinois

With IBSA’s national ministry partners focusing almost exclusively on church starts, Baptists in Illinois must target outreach that includes our big cites, but also other missions and evangelism works that are important to people here. 

“We simply have to have more aggressive evangelism, church planting, collegiate ministry, ministry centers – all these kinds of efforts to get out into the lostness of our state,” IBSA Executive Director Nate Adams said in a interview for one of the new missions videos. 

The statewide goal for the 2013 Mission Illinois Offering is $475,000. After last year’s giving totaling $434,765, raising an extra $40,000 this fall will require big goals from participating churches. It will also require more churches to join the effort. In 2012, only about half of IBSA’s 1,000 member churches gave to the state missions offering. 

All of the gifts to the state missions offering stay in Illinois.

Show your congregation what Churches Together can do!

Getting an early start is important. Share the information in the Mission Illinois promotion kit with the appropriate church leaders. Brainstorm how to customize the materials for your church’s State Missions emphasis. Here are some options: 

Additional Resources for Download

Bulletin/newsletter announcements

Clip Art 

Adult and Youth Mission Study

Leader Guide for the Adult and Youth Mission Study

Children's Mission Study and Leader Guide

Ideas for prayer and worship services
- Bulletin Insert
to print and distribute. (Bulletin inserts were mailed to churches in mid-August).
- Missionary Paryer Postcards
- Missionary Profile Stories
- Prayer Guide
- Offering envelopes (included in MIO kit, additional envelopes will be provided free of charge).

Contact (217) 391-3119 or LisaSergent@IBSA.org to order additional materials.

Mission Illinois Offering

Mission Illinois Offering Video Shorts
Mission Illinois Offering Videos

Promotion video for your website or church service. Encourage pray-ers to sign-up. Starting up to four weeks ahead.

IBSA’s executive director shares our mission here in Illinois, starting churches, growing disciples, and reaching cities.

In Illinois and worldwide, Baptists advance the gospel. Here’s one example of short-term missions to Haiti.

In his impoverished East St. Louis neighborhood, this pastor and his new church change hearts and lives.

A small town church has a big city vision. Columbia pastor partners with new church in his Chicagoland home.

On scene after floods and tornadoes, Disaster Relief chaplain shares Christ with heartbroken and newly homeless.

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