Success! We Did It!
09.08.21
After all the mail was opened after the Labor Day Weekend, I am excited to report that we met our summertime matching challenge! The full $80,000 match has been reached and will be added specifically to our ongoing work to educate, encourage and exhort church leaders, parents and grandparents about exiting the government schools.
2021 Fall Banquet Early Bird Special Expires Soon!
By David E. Smith   |   09.01.21
Illinois Family Institute is pleased to welcome Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer to our Fall Banquet as keynote speaker to share his wisdom, faith, and biblical and cultural insights, much of which he has written about in his two most recent...
UPDATE: Summertime Matching Challenge
By David E. Smith   |   08.09.21
We want to thank you for your response to our summertime matching challenge, which was offered to help fund our "Rescuing Our Children" initiative. This Matching Challenge was launched in mid-July and will end on Labor Day, and we are happy to report  that we have raised just over 50 percent of our goal so far.
Rescuing Our Children: Summertime Matching Challenge
07.15.21
Illinois Family Institute is working diligently on our “Rescuing Our Children” initiative, which we began this year. Late last year, the board of directors and staff met to discuss the culture, Illinois politics, our faith, and the opportunities to “boldly...
Summertime Matching Challenge!
By David E. Smith   |   07.14.21
We are very excited to announce an amazing summer-time matching challenge made possible through the generosity of faithful supporters. to help us specifically raise $80,000 for our urgent "Rescuing the Children" initiative! So, between now and Labor Day, you can double the impact of your giving while helping us fund this critical battle!
Upcoming Events for You and Your Family
By David E. Smith   |   05.03.21
We are thrilled to see that the onerous (and unconstitutional) COVID-19 mandates are being relaxed. There is light at the end of the tunnel. As most Illinoisans, we here at IFI are anxious to return to a normal routine, including hosting special events, conferences, forums and of course, our annual banquet.
Engage 2021 Conference
04.12.21
For many it feels like the faith is under assault by what seems like a progressively pagan culture? Christians were called to be ambassadors for Christ (2 Corinthians 5:18-21) in an adversarial culture. Over the first 300 years of the church, their ambassadorship transformed culture into what we know of as Western civilization. The church trained, educated, and equipped believers to engage culture outside the gathering of believers. Over the past 200 years, unbelievers are returning the favor and many Christians do not know how to respond.
Join the IFI Prayer Team!
By Kathy Valente   |   02.18.21
We know that the many cultural battles we face today are spiritual battles that cannot be won by relying solely on our own strength and methods.  In truth, these battles must first and continually be waged through prayer to our...
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Wonderful News on Our Matching Challenge!
By David E. Smith   |   12.31.20
You’ll be happy to hear that The Illinois Family Institute has achieved our goal to raise $105,000 -- one day earlier than expected!  The response to this challenge match has been fantastic and encouraging.  THANK YOU to all who contributed!
Will We Meet the 2020 Matching Challenge?
By David E. Smith   |   12.30.20
Year after year the anti-family, godless Left in Illinois devotes a massive amount of time, money and energy to promoting their agenda in our legislature, media and schools. Our values–the common sense values of those in our state who believe...
2020 Matching Challenge Update
12.29.20
I want to share some good news with you about the $2 for $1 Matching Challenge I wrote about two weeks ago. The responses to this challenge have been positive, and we are making good progress toward our goal of...
A Conversation With Franklin Graham
By David E. Smith   |   12.29.20
Prior to the 2019 Illinois Family Institute Faith, Family, and Freedom Fall Banquet, Monte Larrick sat down with keynote speaker, the Rev. Franklin Graham to discuss what Americans can do to promote and protect faith, family, and freedom in our state and nation. Rev. Graham offers his position regarding the Church’s participation in the political process and its responsibility to confront today’s culture.
Triple Our Ability to Fight for You
By David E. Smith   |   12.28.20
These last few days of the year are extremely important for Illinois Family Institute, as our 2021 budget depends on receiving a significant portion of our support during the month of December.

As the clock winds down on this year, you have one last chance to make charitable donations that can be deducted from your 2020 taxes – and you can triple the impact of your gift if you send it before Friday.
A Conversation with Pastor Douglas Wilson [Full Interview]
By Laurie Higgins   |   12.26.20
IFI was honored to have theologian, pastor, and courageous truth-teller Doug Wilson speak at our September banquet, after which he continued his critique of culture in an interview with Pastor Derek Buikema of the Orland Park Christian Reformed Church. Pastor...
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