When your church affiliates with the Illinois Baptist State Association (IBSA) and gives through the Cooperative Program, you not only join a valuable network of Baptist churches here in Illinois, you also support the extensive missions and ministries of the national Southern Baptist Convention (SBC). Identification with IBSA and the SBC (the largest Protestant denomination and largest missionary sending body in America) denotes a commitment to Biblical orthodoxy and assures your church members and others that you are part of a trustworthy network of diverse and autonomous Baptist churches, working together to fulfill the Great Commission both locally and around the world.
Founded in 1907, the Illinois Baptist State Association is a partnership of almost 1,000 churches, church plants, and mission congregations working together to advance the gospel in Illinois and around the world. IBSA and its member churches are affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention. The 2019 IBSA Annual is an annual report on the partnership between IBSA and its member churches which includes such information as statistics, budgets, boards, and committees.
Through our ministries and missions, IBSA seeks to develop healthy, effective Baptist churches, sacrificially working together to advance the Gospel, make disciples of Jesus, and establish new churches throughout Illinois and the world.
Benefits of affiliation
Learn more about the benefits of affiliating with IBSA.
If you’re interested in finding out how your church can affiliate with IBSA, please complete and submit this form.