Registration is now open for IBSA’s premier leadership event. The Jan. 19-20 Illinois Leadership Summit will be offered online for the first time, and also at 18 satellite locations around the state. (Go to IBSA.org/ILS2021 for the list of locations.)
Future Focus: Leading Your Church Beyond COVID-19 is the theme of the summit, which will address post-pandemic ministry and inspire church leaders toward a vision for the future. Viewers can log on for a completely virtual experience or watch the simulcast with smaller groups meeting at the hub locations.
Leadership expert Dave Rhodes will lead three sessions focused on ministry leadership for the future of the church. Rhodes is co-founder of Future Church Co., and pastor of discipleship and movement initiatives at Grace Fellowship Church in Atlanta. In addition to his sessions,
Illinois pastors and ministry practitioners will lead breakout sessions in four tracks:
>Shepherding: Soul Care in COVID and Beyond. Sessions include leading a church into authentic relationships and helping hurting people heal together.
>Teaching: Connecting Truth for a Post-COVID World. Illinois leaders will teach on the power of truth in a fake news world, deepening leadership through aligned teaching, and reimagining the role of an equipper to a church scattered.
>Mobilizing: Wide Open Missions in a Less Open World. Breakouts will help leaders begin to design innovative, effective mission strategies.
>Overseeing: Reimagining a Future Church. Illinois pastors will help fellow leaders plan for 2021 (with or without COVID), prepare their own hearts for leadership, and consider kingdom expansion after a challenging season.
Held annually at the IBSA Building in Springfield, the Summit has hosted more than 200 pastors and church leaders each year since 2015. This year, IBSA zone consultants will host the hub location simulcasts, and sessions will be available online to watch live or to view afterward.
For a list of viewing locations and to register for the Summit, go to IBSA.org/ILS2021.