OPEN THE KIT. Visit https://missionillinois.org/ to see the additional pieces of promotion and missions studies. Meet with the missions and stewardship leaders. Set a goal. Assign responsibilities for promotion for the campaign. Consider how MIO is a teaching opportunity. Plan a mission study.
5 WEEKS AHEAD:
Meet with the worship planner. Consider how to incorporate MIO in worship services. Plan to use the videos in worship, online, or in mission studies. Ask platform leaders to include prayer for state missions in the prayer time. Schedule a special prayer meeting.
4 WEEKS AHEAD:
Put up the posters in prominent places. Place the promo artwork in the church bulletin and newsletter. Promote a special mission study and prayer meeting. Announce the goal.
3 WEEKS AHEAD:
Show the short promotion video in worship. Post it on your website. Announce the goal. Start prayer for state missions.
2 WEEKS AHEAD:
Show one mission video in worship. Ask someone to lead prayer for state missions. Encourage attenders to consider their offering.
1 WEEK AHEAD:
Show one mission video in worship. Ask someone to lead prayer for state missions. Make prayer guides and offering envelopes available.
THE WEEK OF MIO:
Show one mission video in worship. Stuff the prayer guide and offering envelopes in the bulletin. Pray for state missions, encourage daily devotions using the prayer guide. Hold a mission study and special prayer meeting. Collect the offering. Each week through September Continue collecting the offering until the goal is met. Pray for state missions. Celebrate God’s work in Illinois.