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missions funding Leaders see CP as IMB solution Illinois Baptist DISASTER RELIEF East Coast floods P. 8 LEADERSHIP Mixed messages from the Pope Reporter's Notebook P. 8 PRAYER Why I keep holy conversations simple Cheryl Dorsey P. 12 Fresh. Fast. Free. Get news and commentary online. See page 3 for addresses. Nonprofit Organization U.S. POSTAGE PAID Peoria, Illinois Permit No. 325 What are we going to do? Nate Adams on IMB cuts P. 2 OCTOBER 12, 2015 Vol. 109 No. 14 News journal of the Illinois Baptist State Association in focus Forward Thinking IBSA Annual Meeting UP ON THE ROOF P. 7 Richmond, Va. The International Mis- sion Board is moving forward with its plan to release 600-800 missionaries and staff by the start of 2016 by ap- pointing a transition team to assist with the process. In the meantime, other SBC leaders continue to urge fi- nancial support for the mission board to lessen the impact of necessary bud- fet cuts. A pattern of deficit spend- ing over a f i v e - y e a r period, re- lying on re- serve funds and the sale of properties abroad, result- ed in the announcement by new IMB President David Platt that mission- ary positions would be cut in order to balance the budget. The aggregate amount $210 mil- lionwas a bit of a surprise to us, CEO of the SBC Executive Committee Frank Page said in a phone call with 300 large-church pastors last week. A REPORT FROM KANSAS CITY P. 6 Jason Allen on SBC in the 21st Century Midwestern Seminary's convenes thinkers Build Your Kingdom Here" November 11-12 SCHEDULES AND MORE SPECIAL SECTION B P. 3 PLATT

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