The Mission Illinois Offering and Week of Prayer is our annual focus on state missions. With our great mission field, from Chicagoland to the confluence of the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers down by Cairo, Illinois Baptists have great responsibility to share the gospel. Even greater than this territory is the spiritual need of the state’s 13 million residents.
The offering and prayer focus is scheduled for the second full week in September. Churches may choose, however, to have a special season for state missions at any time of the year. Some churches choose to combine the state missions season with local or other missions emphases.
All funds collected for the Mission Illinois Offering (or designated for Mission Illinois by the church) go toward missions in Illinois. The gifts support the work of IBSA, including church planting, church health and growth, and a variety of missions works.
Watch the Mission Illinois Offering website to for video stories produced for use by IBSA churches. And you can download mission facts about Illinois and Bible studies about missions for children, students, and adults. New videos, stories, MIO kits for churches, and more are coming in early August 2018.