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Illinois Baptist Nonprofit Organization U.S. POSTAGE PAID Peoria, Illinois Permit No. 325 The gospel/ culture divide Bible teacher, seminary president, & MLB chaplain JeffIorg to keynote IBSA Annual Meeting P. 3 They're engaged but distracted, open but cautious. How will we reach them? Broadview If were going to be gos- pel people, were going to be about the glory of Christ. And if were go- ing to be about the glory of Christ, then we are going to be people that pray, said David Choi , pastor of Church of the Beloved in Chicago. When man works, man works. But when man prays, God works. Choi was one of several Illinois prayer leaders who helped facili- tate the Prayer Link gathering October 7 at Broadview Missionary Baptist Church in the Chicago sub- urbs. The meeting, which also in- cluded prayer leaders from across the Southern Baptist Convention, was designed as a Great Commis- sion Prayer Experience aimed at encouraging people to pray for the mission fields around them. The timing of the meeting, amid political turmoil and recent unrest in several U.S. cities, drove home the urgency of each 60-minute prayer session. Each hour consisted of a 10-min- ute presentation of biblical, bold, and challenging material related to prayer, 20 minutes of facilitated the church We need prayer' Chicago meeting links prayer warriors Visit our new website IllinoisBaptist.org Get news and commentary online. See page 3 for web addresses. OCTOBER 24, 2016 Vol. 110 No. 15 News journal of the Illinois Baptist State Association P. 4 PLUS: 150 Illinois Changers in Pinckneyville (pictured above) and big decisions at 2016 Youth Encounter Gen-Z is next Move over, millenials POLITICS 2016 Where they stand The candidates' views on evangelicals' issues P. 5 BY THE NUMBERS Cooperative Program Missions giving report P. 7 FRESH IDEAS What ministry to refugees looks like Diana Davis P. 13 in focus P. 10 Come to Chicago IBSA Annual Meeting Nov. 2-3 Broadview Missionary Baptist Church, Broadview, Illinois

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