Please encourage your church to support Baptist state missions in Illinois. Start by printing the “How to Promote MIO PDF.” Promote online During the month of August: Post the MIO theme video on your website. Highlight downloadable MIO content through church email and social media. Set up Mission Illinois as an option through your online giving and share with church members. Promote at church During late August and September: Advertise on visual slides, in the church newsletter, and Sunday bulletin. Place posters in prominent locations. Share about MIO and Baptist state mission work during church announcements. Show the videos in worship during the four Sundays of September. Participate in prayer and giving During your scheduled offering Sundays in September: Provide each worship attender with an offering envelope and prayer guide. Pray for the individuals and ministries served by the offering. Remind worshipers they are part of a family of nearly 900 Illinois churches working together to reach our state. Ask people to give to help your church meet its goal. Promote and collect the offering, both online and in worship services.