MIO Devotions: Day 2 Diverse Illinois

Lisa Misner —  September 14, 2015

Mission Illinois Offering

This 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.

Our state is a diverse place. Big cities dot almost every region, separated by rolling fields and hills, and quaint towns where people have put down deep roots. Because one strategy doesn’t fit all when it comes to sharing the gospel in these regions, IBSA zone consultants are assigned to work with local associations and churches to meet specific needs in their regions.

Pray: For these zone consultants who resource local leaders: Steven Glover and Dale Davenport (Chicago Metro Association), Joe Oliver (Lake County and Fox Valley), Brian McWethy (Sinnissippi and North Central), Joe Gardner (Metro Peoria, Quad Cities and West Central), Larry Rhodes (Gateway and Metro East), Jack Lucas (Nine Mile, Salem South, Greater Wabash, Goshen Trail and Franklin), and Stephen Williams (Clear Creek, Williamson, Union, Antioch, Saline and Big Saline).

Charles Campbell, Sylvan Knobloch, and Pat Pajak also serve as zone consultants. They are listed on other days.

Take time to pray today

Starting Point Church

Starting Point Church is one of many new congregations in Illinois. This one is reaching second-generation Latinos. It’s “Hispanic church in English,” a unique approach to a growing demographic.

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.