Planting churches in Metro East

ib2newseditor —  September 11, 2016

Mission Illinois Offering Day 1 Devotion

MIO-box-smallIgnite Church is a brand new congregation in Breese. In its first three months, more than 20 people accepted Christ and many were baptized in a horse trough, inside the bar where they meet on Sunday mornings. After years of alcohol and drug abuse, Levi Hart encountered Jesus, and now he and his wife are committed to bringing the gospel to where people are. Against a backdrop of neon signs, Christ is preached and lives are changed.

More than 8 million people in Illinois don’t know Jesus. The IBSA church planting team is committed to working with planters like Levi to reach those people in their unique context. IBSA started 23 churches last year, and about 80 total are in process.

Pray for church planters and partner churches, church planting leader Van Kicklighter, strategists Eddie Pullen and John Mattingly, and the rest of the IBSA church planting team.

Learn more about the Mission Illinois Offering

Watch Levi Hart’s story, “Planting churches in Metro East.”