Connect with leaders at any of the mission opportunities listed below to identify ways students can be mobilized to share the Gospel through hands-on engagement.
The IBSA All-State Youth Choir provides students who have finished grades 9-12 an opportunity to use their musical gifts in service to the Lord through singing and missions. The 2019 choir will be comprised of Baptist students with varying backgrounds and cultures from Illinois and neighboring states.
Angels’ Cove – Mt. Vernon
Angels’ Cove is a ministry of Baptist Children’s Home and Family Services and provides care for young women facing an unplanned pregnancy. Located in Mount Vernon, IL, Angels’ Cove is designed to give these women a safe haven when they may feel as though they have few people on their side. Projects may include: organizing the baby closet, sorting food pantry items, various household chores, large and small outdoor projects and other special projects as they come up. For more information contact Angels’ Cove.
This is a great opportunity for girls in grades 7-12 to come together in Springfield for a great weekend of worship, fellowship and missions. We will have great speakers, and lots of time for fellowship and fun. Watch for more information.
Latreia is one of the Greek words used in the New Testament to describe “Worship through Service.” The Latreia Student Missions program at BCHFS provides impactful hands-on local missions opportunities for your students. Latreia Missions teams utilize their gifts, talents and abilities for the Glory of God and get a first-hand account for what the Baptist Children’s Home is all about. Baptist Children’s Home and Family Services is a Christ-centered agency that exists to care for children and families who are in crisis. For more information contact the BCHFS Latreia Missions Program.
CAC thrives on its robust volunteer program. We welcome individuals and groups for short and long-term service. Whether tutoring kids once a month or organizing a weekly running program, volunteers’ interaction with children is crucial to CAC’s providing holistic growth and nurturing opportunities to families in East St. Louis, Illinois.
Community in Maywood
157 S. 17th Ave. Maywood, IL – We welcome all varieties of mission teams who approach domestic missions in Chicago with an attitude of flexibility, humility and availability to take part in whatever the Lord leads. Projects may include: neighborhood service ministries, outreach, Vacation Bible Schools, Backyard bible Clubs, Sports Camps, block parties, neighborhood clean-up projects, campus ministry, ministry to the homeless, etc. The church can assist you in making your plans for housing and meals. For more information, please contact John Yi at (312) 608-0349 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ILGO Student Mission Projects
Join us for a Weeklong Mission project in Peoria, July 13-20, or September 27-29, 2019 at Streator Baptist Camp or Lake Sallateeska for exciting opportunities for hands-on missions at a great outdoor camp setting. Designed for youth in grades 6-12.
Lake Sallateeska Baptist Camp – Pinckneyville
Volunteers help us spend God’s money wisely and keep our rates affordable. We have opportunities available from a few hours to several days. Projects may include: kitchen help, housekeeping, gardening, yard work, painting, construction, etc. Meals and housing are generally provided at no cost to volunteers. Contact Stephanie at LakeSallateeska@IBSA.org to set up a trip for your group.
Streator Baptist Camp
Volunteers help us spend God’s money wisely and keep our rates affordable. We have opportunities available from a few hours to several days. Projects may include: kitchen help, housekeeping, gardening, yard work, painting, construction, etc. Meals and housing are generally provided at no cost to volunteers. Contact the Camp Director Mike Young by email or phone (815) 672-0084 to set up a trip for your group.
Uptown Baptist Church – Chicago
Throughout its history, Uptown Baptist church has been known as one of the most active and giving churches in the city of Chicago — being recognized by various public officials, including former Chicago Mayor Daley. UBC’s community involvement is one of our most defining features as a church. As senior pastor Michael Allen says, “It’s always been a part of the church’s DNA.” Outreach takes on a variety of forms, times, and places, so mission opportunities are varied. Contact Mark Jones.