From the Executive Director

Starting Churches Together

In 2019, when the SCBI partnered with the North American Mission Board (NAMB) to become a SEND Network state (therefore creating the SEND Network Indiana team), SCBI churches were given the strongest church planting partner to impact every part of the state: urban, suburban, and rural settings. There are currently 29 church plants in Indiana receiving funding from the SEND Network!

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An Indiana Interview with Dr. Jeff Iorg

Recently, Dr. Jeff Iorg was elected to the office of president/CEO of the Executive Committee of the Southern Baptist Convention. Dr. Iorg is a friend to Indiana Baptists. He preached at the 2022 SCBI Annual Summit, has been invited to preach in cooperating SCBI churches, and has attended gatherings with SCBI pastors as recently as this past April.

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Hoosier Missionaries Will Be Commissioned During the SBC Annual Meeting

Tuesday, June 11th is an exciting day for the International Mission Board (IMB), but it is also an exciting day for Indiana Baptists. On Tuesday morning at the SBC Annual Meeting in Indianapolis, the IMB will be commissioning missionaries during their IMB Missions Celebration. Among those being commissioned will be Todd and Michele Linn of Evansville, IN!

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SCBI Hires New Communications Director

Vika Mayatska has been hired as the Communications Director of the State Convention of Baptists in Indiana (SCBI), effective June 3, 2024.
Vika was born and raised in Ukraine until age 16, and then she moved to the USA with her family. She graduated from the University of Southern Indiana in 2023 with an art degree specializing in graphic and interactive media design. 

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Remembering God’s Goodness and Starting a New Tradition

This past Memorial Day 2024 was a special weekend for 14 families because it marked the first-ever Pastors’ Family Camp hosted by SCBI. Ministry families gathered at Highland Lakes Camp and Conference Center to step away from the busyness of ministry and spend intentional time together. The theme for the weekend came from Psalm 77:11-12 which reads, “I will remember the deeds of the Lord; yes, I will remember your wonders of old. I will ponder all your work, and meditate on your mighty deeds.”

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Growing a Heart for North American Missions

The 3rd annual Go Reach Our World (GROW) event took place on Thursday, May 23 at Wasson Nursery in Muncie. The sold-out event of 30 women from the East Central Baptist Association was a tremendous success, raising an impressive $900 for the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering, which supports our North American Missionaries.

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