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Illinois Baptist Nonprofit Organization U.S. POSTAGE PAID Peoria, Illinois Permit No. 325 in focus IBSA leadership Adams marks 10 years Board and staffcelebrate milestone anniversary IN FOCUS: Illinois churches share their evangelism strategies. P. 7 MARCH 28, 2016 Vol. 109 No. 05 News journal of the Illinois Baptist State Association P. 3 Get frequent updates Get news and commentary online. See page 3 for addresses. SBC IN ST. LOUIS Floyd urges unite Presidential race shaping up P. 6, 12 POLITICS 2016 After Super Tuesday Evangelicals watch and pray in long primary season P. 5 iLEAD Effective vision Dennis Conner on the divine oracle' P. 16 How will we meet the baptism challenge? March Gladness 1,000 kids on mission Gallery on page 11 P. 12 Springfield I feel like in some ways, after 10 years, Im just iguring things out, Nate Adams told the room full of Illinois Baptist leaders. For the first time in more than 30 years, the IBSA Board of Directors was able to celebrate a decade of service by the association's executive direc- tor. The March 8 meeting began with the recognition of Adams' 10 years of service to the Illinois Baptist State Association. Three members of the 2006 search committee were present: Steve Diehl, Jerry Ford, and Roger Marshall. Diehl, pastor of Cornerstone Baptist Church of Champaign County, spoke briefly. I'm very thankful to God to have opportunity to serve on the search committee, he shared. I'm very grateful to Nate that for ten years you made us look like we knew what we were doing. Stirring the Waters Breaking into the boys' club Pat Pajak offers advice P. 13

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