State missions is everyone’s calling. On the spiritual frontier, with 13 million people and at least 8 million who do not yet know Jesus, there’s more than enough mission work for all Illinois Baptists. For more than 100 years, IBSA has helped churches to grow stronger by equipping leaders for ministry. IBSA assists church planters in starting new congregations where they are needed. And IBSA helps pastors spread the gospel. And yet, the need grows. IBSA Executive Director Nate Adams calls it an uphill climb in our postmodern era, but we remain committed to our calling.