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04/25/08 ARCHIVE

Illinois – Pennsylvania partnership moves forward
By Lisa Sergent, assistant editor

SPRINGFIELD | Members of the Illinois Baptist State Association’s Church Starting, Church Strengthening and Missions Teams, along with Executive Director Nate Adams, recently met with their Baptist Convention of Pennsylvania-South Jersey (BCPSJ) counterparts to discuss plans to further their state-to-state partnership.
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Annual BCHFS Mother’s Day Offering is May 11

CARMI, Ill. | “When I was little, my mom beat me but had me tell people I had fallen down the stairs. She would put her cigarettes out behind my ear,” 13-year-old Cassy said as she cried.
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Ex-Mormon harassed for Nauvoo witness
By Jerry Higgins

NAUVOO, Ill. (BP) | Nestled along the banks of the Mississippi River about 270 miles southwest of Chicago, the Illinois town of Nauvoo is just a dot on the map for most people.
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Where everybody knows your name
By Nate Adams, Executive Director, IBSA

A few days ago several of our IBSA staff ventured over to one of the Baptist camps in Ohio to meet with staff from the Baptist Convention of Pennsylvania-South Jersey (BCPSJ). This year IBSA begins a three year partnership with our sister state convention to the east, and so we “met in the middle” to share a day of planning strategies for strengthening and starting churches in our surprisingly similar state mission fields.
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ILLINOIS BAPTIST VOICES: A good looking church
By Doug Munton

Have you noticed that couples who have been married a long time tend to act alike, think alike and sometimes look alike? That is, they begin to have some of the same mannerisms and life patterns. (Oh, our poor wives!)
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Illinois Baptist leaders gather for training,
By Martin King, editor

DECATUR, Ill. | A noted Southern Baptist seminary professor says he is worried about thousands of SBC churches that baptized no one last year.
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Toller accepts church ministry position

SPRINGIFELD | Larry Toller, Illinois Baptist State Association associate executive director, has announced his resignation effective May 7.
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