investing in the next generation

IBSA’s Kids Ministry helps your church reach and lead children to become growing followers of Jesus Christ. Through regional and statewide gatherings and events, we provide support and training for children’s ministry staff, leaders, and volunteer. We also provide safe, fun, gospel focused events for children from IBSA churches to attend, like dynamic summer camp and children’s mission opportunities.


It is imperative that churches develop policies and procedures that can provide a safe place for children and their families. IBSA has gathered numerous resources for your church to guide you in the development of protection policies. Our IBSA training directors are also available to lead a child protection training at your church where your team can learn together and ask questions.

kids conference

The Illinois Kids Ministry Conference is all all day event designed for Kid Min leaders in your church. With general sessions from national children’s ministry speakers and breakout sessions led by Illinois practitioners, you will receive insight on current topics and information to help you jump-start your ministry annual planning.

summer camps

IBSA offers multiple weeks of Kids Summer Camps at both of our camp properties at Streator Baptist Camp and Lake Sallateeska Baptist Camp. Camps are held every year during June and July. See the calendar below for dates and details.

children's ministry resources

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