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Women's Missions Celebration 2014

Can God have this dance?

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Our theme is "Can God have this Dance?" Will we surrender to God's purpose for our lives and trust Him with the choreography? It is our prayer that women leaders from across our state will commit to attending the conference and bring another woman with them.  It is our goal that Illinois women be doers of God's word.

Now is the time to register for the Illinois Baptist Women's Meeting on May 1-3, 2014! The celebration will be held at First Baptist Church in Marion and the cost will be $20, which includes the conference cost and lunch on Friday. Chaplain Kenneth DeWitt, Prison to Purpose Ministry, will lead the Bible study. We have many amazing things planned for you this year and some exciting different things.

The Thursday evening reception with missionaries begins at 6:30. The Women's Meeting starts at 8:30 a.m. Friday and includes afternoon and evening sessions. The final session begins at 8 a.m. Saturday and ends at noon. We'll see you there!

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'Freedom and joy' even behind bars

Illinois women explore partnership with Arkansas prison ministry
Seven Southern Baptist women from Illinois spent two days in an Arkansas prison last month, learning from inmates who have found true freedom in Christ. Even though many of them are serving life sentences.

Carmen Halsey, IBSA’s missions involvement director, led the team in their work with the PAL program, a voluntary, faith-based program for women at McPherson prison. Illinois women became familiar with PAL (short for Principles and Applications for Life), when former prisoner turned chaplain Stacey Smith spoke during last year’s Women’s Missions Celebration. Read more

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Go throughout Illinois

Missions and Ministry Teams to Mosaic Church in Chicago, the Christian Activity Center in East St. Louis and Uptown Baptist Church in Chicago. Information on 2014 trips and applications are now available.

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 Go Across North America

Missions and Ministry Team to Arkansas and New Orleans. Information and applications for 2014 trips are now available.

Girls' Student trip to the Well House in Birmingham

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 Go to the Ends of the Earth

Watch this site for 2014 International Trip opportunities for women.


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Mark Your Calendars!! Upcoming Women's Events


1-3 - Women's Missions Celebration, First Baptist Church Marion, Theme: "Can God Have This Dance?"

16-17 - Mother/Daughter Camp at Lake Sallateeska & Streator Baptist Camps, all ages


2-5 - Girls' Mission Trip to the Well House in Birmingham, Alabama

7 - Missions Spectacular

13-14 - Father/Son Camp at Lake Sallateeska and Streator, all ages

16-20 - Co-Ed Missions Camp at Lake Sallateeska, 3rd-12th grade

28 - Missions Spectacular, Anna, IL


11-16 - On Mission at Uptown Baptist Church

21-25 - Co-Ed Missions Camp at Streator, 3rd-12th grade

31-Aug. 2 - CAC Mission Trip


16 - Missions Spectacular, Back to School Events


5-7 - Mission trip to Mosaic Church, Chicago


3-4 - Girls' Missions Celebration


Carmen Halsey

Carmen_Halsey Director, Missions Mobilization
 Missions Team
 (217) 391-3143

Barb Troeger

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Missions Team
(217) 391-3138

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