6 weeks ahead
Open the kit. Visit MissionIllinois.org to see the additional pieces for promotion and missions studies. Meet with the missions and stewardship leaders. Set a goal. Assign responsibilities for promotion for the campaign. Consider how MIO is a teaching opportunity. Plan a mission study.
5 weeks ahead
Meet with the worship planner. Consider how to incorporate MIO in worship services. Plan to use the videos in worship, online, or in mission studies. Ask platform leaders to include prayer for state missions in the prayer time. Schedule a special prayer meeting.
4 weeks ahead
Put up the posters in prominent places. Place the promo artwork in the church
bulletin and newsletter. Promote a special mission study and prayer meeting. Announce the goal.
3 weeks ahead
Show the short promotion video in worship. Post it on your website. Announce the goal. Start prayer for state missions.
2 weeks ahead
Show one mission video in worship. Ask someone to lead prayer for state missions. Encourage attenders to consider their offering.
1 week ahead
Show one mission video in worship. Ask someone to lead prayer for state missions. Make prayer guides and offering envelopes available.
The week of MIO
Show one mission video in worship. Stuff the prayer guide and offering envelopes in the bulletin. Pray for state missions, encourage daily devotions using the prayer
guide. Hold a mission study and special prayer meeting. Collect the offering.
Each week through September
Continue collecting the offering until the goal is met. Pray for state missions. Celebrate God’s work in Illinois.
The Week of Prayer for the Mission Illinois Offering for State Missions is September 9-16.