Unleashing the force on the field
The challenge is great but so is the power of 900+ “missionaries” in Illinois
With almost 9 million lost people, varied landscapes, and dozens of spoken languages and cultures, our state is a challenging mission field. But we have missionaries in the field who speak the local language, know the culture, and live just down the street.
The greatest strength of our state mission force is the 900+ churches of IBSA spread throughout the state. They’re in small towns, blue-collar cities, near college campuses, and in big city neighborhoods. We still need to plant more churches, but hundreds IBSA churches are already on the field within reach of millions of lost people.
But it takes each church realizing their identity as a missionary to reach them.
Where the Offering Goes
100% of this offering stays right here in Illinois to support ministry on our mission field.
The Mission Illinois Offering helps unleash the mission force into the mission field. From encouraging and training existing churches in how to evangelize their neighbors, to providing resources to help churches accomplish outreach events, to partnering in planting new churches to not-yet-reached populations of the state, the Mission Illinois Offering unites the efforts of our 900+ churches and focuses them on our mission right here in Illinois.
Watch the 2022 MIO videos to see how the Mission Illinois Offering makes an impact in neighborhoods and churches across our state.
Each Church A Missionary
Post this video on your church website and social media to promote MIO at your church.
Each Church a Missionary overview from IL Baptist State Association on Vimeo.