Ministering to Students

ib2newseditor —  September 12, 2016

Mission Illinois Offering Week of Prayer Devotion Day 2

MIO-box-smallTeens and college students today are seeking an authentic faith that leads to real life change. Through discipling events and campus ministry, IBSA missionaries and churches are doing their part to help kids understand that they are loved by God.

The biggest IBSA evangelism effort each year is Youth Encounter, held simultaneously at three locations on Columbus Day weekend. Junior high and high school students listen to well known bands, hear the gospel presented by dynamic speakers, and have the opportunity to respond to Christ. At YE 2015, more than 1,500 students attended, with 109 salvation decisions at the Decatur location alone. “My hope is that next year we would be able to have even more people,” said Erin Willis at the Chicago location.

Learn more about the Mission Illinois Offering

Pray for Mark Emerson and the Church Resources team who lead this work. Pray for the salvation of young people in your church and statewide.

Youth Encounter 2016 is Sunday, October 9, 2016 from  3 – 9 p.m. in Chicago, Decatur and Marion. Find out more at

Watch the slideshow below to see photos from YE 2015.

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