Messengers to the IBSA Annual Meeting in November will be asked to affirm the affiliation of six churches with the state association. The churches have been interviewed by the Credentials Committee, including their support for the Cooperative Program and agreement with the Baptist Faith & Message.
Four of the six churches are in metro Chicago. Empowerment Community Church and New Nazareth Missionary Church are located in the city. Anchor Church is in suburban Palos Heights, and Transformation Church is in South Chicago Heights.
Life Community Church in Hillsboro and Oreana Baptist Church in Oreana round out the new affiliations.