To the praise of His Glorious Grace (Ephesians 1:6)
The purpose of the IBSA's Worship and Church Technology Ministries is to equip and encourage individual leaders, churches, IBSA zones, and associations to fulfill the God-given mandate to worship Him in Spirit and in Truth using a wide variety of worship arts including music, drama, visual art, and media in order to lead believers in worship and draw non-believers (seekers or lost) to salvation.
We offer many trainings and seminars during the year including statewide, IBSA Zone, local association or by individual church. Look on our calendar page to see what training or conference is scheduled next.
Many of us are on Facebook, so we have made an Illinois Baptist Worship Leaders, A Summer Worship University, and an IBSA All State Youth Choir Facebook page for information sharing, blogging and affinity. We also produce a blog (http://hamricksj.wordpress.com) and podcast (http://ibsawcmm.podbean.com/).
We seek to train and encourage leaders to use music more effectively as a gospel tool to reach people for Christ and build more passionate disciples and worshippers. It is our zeal to teach that worship is not a style but an experience with God by establishing, enlarging, and improving the quality of worship and the music ministry in the local church.
To accomplish these ministry goals, we will offer worship leader's retreats, affinities, and workshops to train and encourage full-time, part-time, and volunteer worship leaders in available literature, worship trends, problem solving and team building. The Illinois Baptist Singing Churchmen serves as not only a performance organization designed to give Illinois church musicians an opportunity to sing together, but will offer a network for fellowship and skill building. The Singing Churchmen group is open to all Illinois Baptist Men, not just professional music ministers.
Young leaders will be trained via Summer Worship University, All-State Choir and Mission tour, instrumental and vocal workshops. We want to serve and encourage you in accomplishing your God-given mandate to reach the lost and strengthen the church.
If you need more details about any event, please do not hesitate to call Debbie at (217) 391-3126 or Steve at (217) 391-3132.