Ready, set, pray!

We hope this kit provides all you need to encourage prayer and support for state missions. Consider bringing a promotion team together very soon to make gospel advance through Mission Illinois a priority in your church.

6 weeks ahead: Planning

  • Meet with missions and worship leaders to plan MIO promotion.
  • Download mission studies, announcements, promo materials.
  • Set a goal, perhaps 10% or more above last year’s collection.
  • Schedule a prayer event for state missions.
  • Schedule missions studies for children, teens, and adults.
  • Plan use of videos in worship services.
  • Request additional materials from IBSA, such as the 4-page MIO newspaper.

4 weeks ahead: Begin publicity

  • Advertise in church newsletter and Sunday bulletin.
  • Post promo video on church website and Facebook page.
  • Place posters in prominent locations.

2 weeks ahead: Show the MIO stories

  • Begin showing videos in worship services each week.
  • Push e-mail and Facebook announcements.
  • Send videos to church members, and link to
  • Pray for IBSA missions and missionaries in worship services.

The week of MIO: Pray and give

  • Give each worship attender a prayer guide and offering envelope.
  • Lead the missions studies, using the videos and/or the 4-page MIO newspaper.
  • Begin collecting the offering.
  • Pray for IBSA missionaries by name in worship services.

Each Week through September

  • Pray for state missions in worship services.
  • Collect the offering until the goal is met.
  • Celebrate your church’s partnership in state missions.