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in focus ibsa ANNUAL MEETING Targets strong churches 5 keys for more baptisms MISSION ILLINOIS 20 new churches planted this year P. 4 FRESH IDEAS Effective outreach for women's events Diana Davis P. 13 NOW IN 3 LOCATIONS, THIS ANNUAL EVANGELISM EVENT INTRODUCES YOUTH TO CHRIST P. 11 Close Encounter Illinois Baptist 109th Annual Meeting Nov 11-12 at FBC Marion IBSA Pastors' Conference starts at 1 p.m., Tues. Nov. 10 My first challenge is me John Yi's 'selfie' on leadership P. 16 NOVEMBER 02, 2015 Vol. 109 No. 15 News journal of the Illinois Baptist State Association Build Your Kingdom Here Stay Connected Get news and commentary online. See page 3 for addresses. Marion When messengers gather for the 109th Annual Meeting of the Illinois Baptist State As- sociation, they will be asked to consider revisions to the constitution and an amended 2016 budget, as well as com- mitments on behalf of their own congregation to help bring more people to faith in Christ. Build Your Kingdom Here, inspired by a popular Christian song, is the theme for the meeting. It focuses on five commit- ments local churches can make, with the goal of increasing pro- fessions of faith and baptisms. P. 3 Nonprofit Organization U.S. POSTAGE PAID Peoria, Illinois Permit No. 325

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