IBSA eConnection Archives
IBSA eConnection is a weekly electronic newsletter designed to provide Illinois Baptists with relevant, useful information and resources. We pray it enriches your ministry and helps your church to grow and minister. Learn more about the Illinois Baptist State Association at IBSA.org
- May 15, 2013 eConnection
- Disaster Relief updates, overcoming 5 obstacles to personal evangelism, Father/Son Camps, more
- May 8, 2013 eConnection
- Is your church ready to reach the unchurched?, Summer Worship University, church unity, more
- May 1, 2013 eConnection
- National Day of Prayer, 7 things pastors should never say, SBC 2013 Houston, more
- April 24, 2013 eConnection
- Post-Christian Illinois, 7 signs a leader is about to fall, plan ahead for Mother's Day, more
- April 17, 2013 eConnection
- SBC President Luter in Springfield, 8 life or death questions for your church, the future of pastoral ministry, more
- April 10, 2013 eConnection
- 10 reasons kids leave church, what members want in church bulletins, 30-second celebrations, more
- April 3, 2013 eConnection
- Be a guest-friendly church, free Grant Norsworthy concert, BFI bonds, more
- March 27, 2013 eConnection
- Happy Easter, money questions from pastors, McDonalds and missions, more
- March 20, 2013 eConnection
- IBSA eConnection: 10 steps to 'fix' your pastor, Meet the President, Summer Resource magazine, more
- March 13, 2013 eConnection
- Why you shouldn't resign, Missions Spectacular, workplace encouragement, more
- March 6, 2013 eConnection
- 10 tips for healthy churches, missionary prayer cards, riding the ministry roller coaster, more
- February 27, 2013 eConnection
- Easter outreach, answering tough questions, breaking news, more
- February 20, 2013 eConnection
- Characteristics of happy churches, church bylaws should define marriage, others Choose2, more
- February 13, 2013 eConnection
- Celebrating baptisms, caring for your congregation, free tax guide, more
- February 6, 2013 eConnection
- Main reasons people leave church, getting ready for Easter guests, avoiding voyeurism in the pulpit, more
- January 30, 2013 eConnection
- Men's Rally, 10 things pastors want in members, VBS, Valentine's ministry, more
- January 23, 2013 eConnection
- New missions partnerships, an amazing guest experience, My Hope with Billy Graham, more
- January 16, 2013 eConnection
- Sanctity of Life Sunday, 10 things church members want in pastors, 5-spot test, more
- January 9, 2013 eConnection
- Children's Ministry Day, scaring off 1st time visitors, 4 critical needs of men, more
- January 2, 2013 eConnection
- Happy New Year!, a prayer for 2013, planning ahead, more
- December 26, 2012 eConnection
- New Year's Eve ideas, Luter on CP giving, diagnose your church's health, more
- December 19, 2012 eConnection
- Merry Christmas from IBSA!
- December 12, 2012 eConnection
- Call to prayer, developing forward thinkers, change killers, more!
- December 5, 2012 eConnection
- LMCO videos, Christmas outreach, advice for pastors, more!
- November 28, 2012 eConnection
- Lottie Moon, BFI scholarships, your front door, more
- November 21, 2012 eConnection
- Happy Thanksgiving! Resource online, Pastors' Conf. videos, 6 things pastors may forget, more
- November 14, 2012 eConnection
- Special IBSA Annual Meeting Edition!
- November 7, 2012 eConnection
- IL Disaster Relief, free bulletin inserts, becoming a loving church, more
- October 31, 2012 eConnection
- Training opportunities, statistics cheat sheet, the challenge of obedience, more
- October 24, 2012 eConnection
- Interfaith evangelism, AWSOM for girls, reaching boomers and beyond, more
- October 17, 2012 eConnection
- Values Voting, VBS Preview, Divorce Stats & Christians, more
- October 10, 2012 eConnection
- The Rise of the Nones, Is Jesus the only way? Answering the Skeptics, Celebrating Pastors, more
- October 3, 2012 eConnection
- Pastor Appreciation Month, grow your church, free prayer study, more
- Sept. 26, 2012 eConnection
- 40/40 Prayer, crushing clichés, world hunger, faith corrosion, more
- Sept. 19, 2012 eConnection
- Church financial firestorms, free Barna event, IL Baptist Disaster Relief, more
- Sept. 12, 2012 eConnection
- Choose to pray, when Halloween falls on Wednesday, be a 'Revitalizer,' more
- Sept. 5, 2012 eConnection
- Nations at our doorstep, what every leader should know, girls' missions, leadership center, more
- Aug. 29, 2012 eConnection
- Illinois Missions, fall outreach ideas, keeping kids safe, more
- Aug. 22, 2012 eConnection
- 7 warning signs, FAITH Riders, 3 questions every preacher should ask, more
- Aug. 15, 2012 eConnection
- Gambling Fact Sheet, Why We Haven't Reached the Unchurched, 10 Ways to Ensure Guests Don't Come Back, more
- Aug. 8, 2012 eConnection
- Changing Lives Starts Here, Save on Church Supplies, 6 Ways to Kill Your Church, Connect College Students to Ministry, more!
- August 1, 2012 eConnection
- Preaching 10 commandments, church unity, new member classes, IMO and more
- July 25, 2012 eConnection
- Olympic missions, 1st day outreach, church space issues, help the hungry and more
- July 18, 2012 eConnection
- 2013 IBSA calendar, grow your church, 7 questions for leaders and more
- July 11, 2012 eConnection
- 15 cool tools, exceed guest's expectations, play ball and more!
- July 4, 2012 eConnection
- Mormonism and Christianity video, fighting change at church, spiritual parenting and more
- June 27, 2012 eConnection
- New iB2 blog, Starbucks better at outreach, ministry grant writing, children's safety, more
- June 20, 2012 eConnection
- Special 2012 SBC in New Orleans edition
- June 13, 2012 eConnection
- Watch the SBC live, 5 secrets pastors refuse to tell, battling burnout and more
- June 6, 2012 eConnection
- Church change ahead, vacation planning for pastors, SBC Annual Mtg. e-book and more
- May 30, 2012 eConnection
- Be a breakout church, last minute VBS tips, fresh ideas for Father's Day and more
- May 23, 2012 eConnection
- Free classes, you are missionary, missions booklet, ministry tips and more
- May 16, 2012 eConnection
- Protecting children in your church, copying the Bible with the Carruthers, phones in church, and more
- May 9, 2012 eConnection
- Seize the summer for outreach, What churches can learn from restaurants, E-Z Mother's Day ideas, and new training videos
- May 2, 2012 eConnection
- 6 trends you can't ignore, fresh Mother's Day ideas, use your hobbies to evangelize, new Choose2 video, and much more!
- April 25, 2012 eConnection
- Choose2, 10 ways church's fail pastors, revitalize your prayer ministry and more!
- April 18, 2012 eConnection
- 7 things every pastor should say, CP Sunday, church tour outreach and more!
- April 2012 Illinois Missions bulletin insert
- CP video, CP eBook and other resources for CP Sunday
- April 11, 2012 eConnection
- Free CP e-book and video, 6 questions to ask before building, questions from new families and more!
- April 4, 2012 eConnection
- Happy Easter, 7 things a pastor should never say, How to share your Christian worldview and more!
- Mar. 28, 2012 eConnection
- IBSA channel, Women's Missions Celebration, Keep Easter guests coming back and more!
- Mar. 21, 2012 eConnection
- 35 tips for your ministry, IBSA Golf Scramble, spring outreach ideas and more!
- Mar. 14, 2012 eConnection
- 30 Easter outreach ideas, free VBS ebook, why your church has what it takes and more!
- Mar. 7, 2012 eConnection
- Missions Spectacular, Ready for Easter guests?, Getting church members involved and more!
- Feb. 29, 2012 eConnection
- 10 characteristics of growing churches, Week of Prayer for N. America and more!
- Feb. 22, 2012 eConnection
- 'Great Commission Baptists,' Choose2, 25 life-changing habits and more!
- Feb. 15, 2012 eConnection
- Stetzer on outreach, Super Saturday Seminars, ministering to single-parent families, free tax guide and more!
- Feb. 8, 2012 eConnection
- 20 local mission projects, Ministers' Wives' Conference, 10 small church strategies and more!
- Feb. 1, 2012 eConnection
- VBS Preview Clinics, REACH, top 20 blogs, adopt a school and more!
- Jan. 25, 2012 eConnection
- Super Saturday Seminars, 18 ways to ruin your reputation on Facebook, free IB subscription and more!
- Jan. 18, 2012 eConnection
- IBSA eConnection: Choose2, Tebow Facebook Poll, Children's Ministry Day and more!
- Jan. 11, 2012 eConnection
- GPS, Acts 1:8 Network, Facebook tips for churches, Super Bowl outreach, and more!
- Jan. 4, 2012 eConnection
- Building Powerful Ministry Teams, Zone Strategy, 25 Proven Outreach Ideas and more!
- Dec. 28, 2011 eConnection
- Happy New Year! Embrace Conference, 31 questions to consider in 2012, and more!
- Dec. 21, 2011 eConnection
- Merry Christmas!, All-State Choir and Orchestra Auditions, Secrets of a healthy church, Top church trends in 2011 and more!
- Dec. 14, 2011 eConnection
- 2012 Super Saturday Seminars, 8 ways your church can help your community stretch a dollar, important year-end information for pastors and church treasurers, and more!
- Dec. 7, 2011 eConnection
- 25 ways to go on mission in your neighborhood, SBC Call to Prayer, IBSA Lending Library and more!
- Nov. 30, 2011 eConnection
- Week of Prayer for International Missions, IBSA prayer resources and more!
- Nov. 23, 2011 eConnection
- Happy Thanksgiving!, Christmas outreach ideas, Free ministry training on e-quip and more!
- Nov. 16, 2011 eConnection
- Church photo contest winners, BFI scholarships and more!
- Nov. 9, 2011 eConnection
- Mission trip ideas, 1% Challenge, giving thanks and more!
- Nov. 2, 2011 eConnection
- IBSA Annual Meeting coverage, Fresh Ideas for Thanksgiving at your church, 6 ministry tips from small churches and more
- Oct. 26, 2011 eConnection
- IBSA Annual Meeting prayer guide, Christian response to Halloween and more
- Oct. 19, 2011 eConnection
- IBSA Annual Meeting, Youth Encounter, CP and more!
- Oct. 12, 2011 eConnection
- 26 words that can change your life, Ministers' Wives' Conference, and more!
- Oct. 5, 2011 eConnection
- IBSA Annual Meeting Program, Grow a healthy church at any size, October is CP month and more!
- Sept. 28, 2011 eConnection
- IBSA Pastors' Conference, VBS Preview event, how to welcome guests, Oct. is Pastor Appreciation Month and more!
- Sept. 21, 2011 eConnection
- SBC name change study committee, tips for workplace evangelism, keys to revival and more!
- Sept. 14, 2011 eConnection
- IBSA Annual Meeting, DR Teams needed, 5 ways to overcome the fears of witnessing, and more!
- Sept. 7, 2011 eConnection
- Disaster Relief teams called to east coast, IMO helps church plant, 4 keys to closing the back door and more!
- Aug 31, 2011 eConnection
- Church photo contest, IMO changes student's lives, Church Library Conference and more!
- Aug 25, 2011 eConnection
- 5 must-know facts about first-time guests, IMO study now online, Sunday School checklist and more!
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