We have equipping and training materials for:
- church health and revitalization
- Bible study and presentation enhancement
- leadership training for pastors, staff and lay leaders
- evangelism strategy development
- missions partnerships and training
- conflict resolution
- pastor search committee training
We provide many different services such as:
- assistance in preparation of flyers and mailers
- demographic analysis of your church field
- gathering and compiling annual church statistics
Our Lending Library is free of charge. Items may be checked out for 3 weeks (more, if approved prior to checkout). We have DVD Bible study kits, small group studies, teacher training materials, marriage enrichment, parenting helps, outreach and evangelism tools, church health and revitalization resources, administrative materials, student and children resources. There are also resources for church planters, deacons, co-vocational pastors and tools for apologetics and bible storying, plus an array of DVDs for training and entertainment. (See list: Book and DVD Library)
BLOCK PARTY TRAILER
Our block party trailer is equipped with carnival-type food machines, tables, chairs, EZ Up tents, coolers, games, and more. (See list: Block Party Trailer Contents) A sound system is also available.
Call or email us to reserve these resources, made available by the cooperative effort of the member churches of your association.
FREE ONLINE COURSES
Harvest Ministries is committed to helping people know God and make Him known. That is why they have developed a free online course called Tell Someone—taught by pastor, author, and evangelist Greg Laurie.
Click here to get signed up https://courses.harvest.org/register/tell-someone/
CO-VOCATIONAL PASTOR RESOURCES
The role of a bi-vocational pastor is unique. Training videos and other materials are available through our office.
Through God’s power, revitalization in your church is possible.
Four Steps to Revitalizing Your Church video training course includes:
• more than seven hours of step-by-step training & instruction
• downloadable notes and practical examples
• simple and immediate steps you can take to see results of revitalization and gain momentum going forward.
Learn at your own pace. You can take your entire church staff or leadership team through the consultation videos on your time table and at your convenience.
Learn wherever you are. All videos can be played on any internet-connected device. Watch on your phone, tablet, or computer. No special equipment or software needed.
Contact the association office for more details.
Southern Baptist Convention (SBC): www.sbc.net
International Mission Board (IMB): www.imb.org
North American Mission Board (NAMB): www.namb.net
Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC): www.erlc.com
Caring Well Initiative https://caringwell.com/
Church Cares Training https://www.churchcares.com/
GuideStone Financial Resources: www.guidestone.org
Baptist Children’s Home and Family Services: www.bchfs.com
Baptist Foundation of Illinois: www.baptistfoundationil.org
Lifeway Christian Reources: www.lifeway.com
Lifeway Worship: www.lifewayworship.com
Lifeway Research: www.lifewayresearch.com
Illinois Baptist State Convention (IBSA): www.ibsa.org
Illinois Baptist News: www.IllinoisBaptist.org
SBC Life News: www.sbclife.net
Baptist Press: www.bpnews.net