From food distribution that started during the pandemic, to planting churches for unreached people and places, Illinois Baptists are all about sharing Jesus wherever and whenever possible in our state.
Please encourage your church to support the state missions offering. Your partnership is needed now.
Welcome to Judea:
Why our participation in state missions is vital
If charity begins at home, so does missions.
Jesus’ instructions in Acts 1:8, simply put, mean start where you are and move outward from there. The ever-widening circles he described are Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria, and the ends of the earth. The piece that we focus on this time of year is Judea. Our great Illinois mission field.
God has entrusted Illinois Baptists with the fifth largest state in the nation, with almost 13 million residents, including 3.2 million who are new to the country. And most important, more than 8 million people in Illinois don’t know Jesus as Savior.
That’s why Illinois Baptists take every opportunity available to share the gospel through the Illinois Baptist State Association
Where the Offering Goes
Through gifts to the State Missions Offering, IBSA is able to help churches make disciples. The 2021 Mission Illinois Offering & Week of Prayer features three churches engaging their communities with the gospel. These gifts provide encouragement and equipping by IBSA missionaries. Together, we will train the next generation of leaders, plant new churches, and share Christ everywhere he is needed. From Chicago to Cairo, East St. Louis to Westville, and points in between, IBSA churches are being equipped and strengthened to share Christ, baptize new believers, and make disciples.