Mission Illinois Offering Devotions: Day 1 Spiritual Need

Lisa Misner —  September 13, 2015

Mission Illinois OfferingThis is the Week of Prayer for the Mission Illinois Offering. Pray for our missionaries and that we will reach the $475,000 statewide offering goal.

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.

Take time to pray for today

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.

Learn more about the Mission Illinois Offering at IBSA.org/mio. #mio2015

Lisa Misner


Lisa is IBSA Social Media/Public Policy Manager. A Missouri native, she earned a Master of Arts in Communications from the University of Illinois. Her writing has received awards from the Baptist Communicators Association and the Evangelical Press Association.