From the Executive Director

Little-Known MLS Facts to Celebrate

The biennial Midwest Leadership Summit (MLS) was held last month, and I’ve heard great feedback from many SCBI leaders who attended. MLS has become a premier leadership conference in the Midwest because of its practitioners bent and opportunity to bring proven national leaders to the stage and in breakout conferences.  

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“Any Size, Any Church- Every Planter Needs a Partner”

Church planting is the primary focus of the Send Indiana Network through the North American Mission Board, NAMB. “Church planting is our strategy to spread the gospel, respond to brokenness and to bring about restorative healing — spiritually, emotionally, economically and socially.” ( Since 2010, there have been over 10,000 churches planted nationally through Send Network and NAMB. In Indiana, we have twenty-nine church planters currently serving in our state and as many as thirteen prospective candidates prayerfully considering if God is leading them to plant a church here

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Praise Report from Disaster Relief

Disaster Relief is off to a great start in 2024! On February 2-3, volunteers were invited to attend Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) training in partnership with the Kentucky Baptist Convention’s Disaster Relief team. Butch Porter, Director of Indiana Disaster Relief, traveled in January 2024 to the National Disaster Relief Round Table in Newark, DE where he connected with other state directors.

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God’s Calling Comes Full Circle

At fxchurch in Bloomington, Indiana, we truly believe we are better together. For every dollar we receive, 13.5% goes to SBC missions partners. In 2009, Susan and I joined Jason and Joanna Snyder to help continue to plant fxchurch. Jason and Joanna are an example of why we are better together. Joanna grew up in an SCBI church with parents who humbly served and prayed;

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Say Y.E.S. to VBS 2024!

Indiana Baptists, I hope this year you will say “Y.E.S. to VBS!”.  Vacation Bible School is a beloved and influential event that ignites the faith of countless children across the globe. With their upcoming 2024 VBS theme, Breaker Rock Beach, Lifeway introduces a powerful message of God’s rock-solid truth in a world of shifting sands.

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Youth Ministry Conclave 2024

On January 18th-20th over 800 exhibitors, speakers and youth ministry workers from all over the country flocked through the snow and ice to Chattanooga, Tennessee for the annual Youth Ministry Conclave Conference.

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