Of the 13 million people in Illinois, at least 8 million of them don’t know Christ. In Central Illinois alone, 49%say they believe good works will get them into heaven.
Last year, 4,505 people were baptized in IBSA churches, with 580 congregations baptizing at least one person. IBSA’s more than 900 member churches are working to reach their communities with the gospel, and to see true transformation that happens from the inside out as Christ gives people new identities and frees them from shame and self-condemnation.
Pray: For Mark Emerson as he leads IBSA’s Church Resources Team to equip churches for effective outreach and evangelism, and for Pat Pajak as he works with IBSA zone consultants to meet the specific needs of churches and leaders, so that more people might hear and respond to the gospel.
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Together, In Concert
Mark Emerson, Meredith Flynn and Tim Sadler, Evangelist, and share stories of missions in Illinois. Against the backdrop of a string trio, we see how IBSA churches work together “in concert” when we pray, serve, and give.