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Southern Baptist Convention

The term "Southern Baptist Convention" refers both to the eleven ministry entities supported by Southern Baptists and to the annual meeting when messengers to the Convention assemble in a host city to transact the business of the Convention. Working in cooperation with 1,174 local associations and 42 state conventions, Southern Baptists share a common bond of basic Biblical beliefs and a cooperative commitment to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the entire world.


Illinois Baptist State Association

Founded in 1907, the Illinois Baptist State State Association is an association of messengers from Illinois Southern Baptist churches cooperating to achieve common goals. The purpose of IBSA is to assist in establishing and developing effective churches in their context.

Today, nearly 1,000 churches and missions are affiliated with the IBSA.


Gateway Baptist Association

Located in Southwest Illinois, the Gateway Baptist Association serves to unite the efforts of over 50 churches in the St. Louis Metro-East area. Their goal and desire is to provide all of our churches the resources necessary to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with the lost and to disciple the Body of Believers within each church.


North American Mission Board

The North American Mission Board exists to work with churches, associations and state conventions in mobilizing Southern Baptists as a missional force to impact North America with the gospel of Jesus Christ through evangelism and church planting.

They accomplish that through "Send North America", a national strategy for mobilizing churches to plant churches and empowering church planters and other missionaries to assist with those efforts.


International Mission Board

IMB's (International Mission Board's) mission is to make disciples of all peoples in fulfillment of the Great Commission found in Matthew 28:18-20.

Over 6,000 people groups - 1.7 billion people - still live with little or no access to the Gospel.

IMB is an entity of the Southern Baptist Convention, the nation's largest evangelical denomination, claiming more than 40,000 churches with nearly 16 million members.

Lifeway Online

Lifeway Christian Resources

Established in Nashville, Tenn., in 1891, LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention is one of the world’s largest providers of Christian products and services.

Focus on the Family is a global Christian ministry that helps build thriving marriages that reflect God’s design, and equips parents to raise their children according to morals and values grounded in biblical principles.

CBD Online

Christian Book Distributors

Christian Books, CD's Accompaniment Tracks and much more


News with a Christian Perspective

Baptist Press circulates to 40 state Baptist newspapers with a combined circulation of 1.16 million, but also partners with a number of other Christian and secular media outlets, both in print and on the Internet, to expand the reach of both BP News and BP Sports. In addition to individual subscriptions, BP provides newsfeed and sportsfeed services that allow easy display of BP headlines, updated automatically with each new BP edition, on any website. BP News also publishes a weekly Spanish edition, BP en Español.

CCM Online

Christ Community Music Magazine

CCM Magazine is your number one source for all things in Christian music, news and entertainment and explores redemptive music and the community and culture it impacts.

Christianity Today

Christianity Today Magazine

Christianity Today is the source for those eager to engage the world for Christ, who want to know the people, events, and trends that shape church and culture.

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