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Alabama Church Planters Network Dinner Focuses on Maximizing God-Given Abilities

Some prayed silently, some raised their hands and sang along quietly, but everyone worshipped. As the worship team from New Beginnings Fellowship, Trussville, played, those at the Alabama Church Planters Network Dinner praised the Lord for what He is doing in their communities. Held Nov. 11 at Samford University in Birmingham, the Alabama Church Planters [...]

Week of Prayer Sees Boom in Church Plants

Lamar Duke says that if he could have every week go the way the Myers-Mallory Week of Prayer for State Missions went this year, he’d be dancing for joy. “That entire week (Sept. 9–16) we had a red-letter week in church planting,” said Duke, church planting strategist for the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions [...]

Samford MTI offers online certificates in church planting, disciple making

The Samford University Ministry Training Institute (MTI) has new online certificates in church planting and disciple making designed to help pastors, staff members and laypeople further develop their leadership skills in these areas. “These new certificate offerings are designed to provide affordable and accessible high-quality training opportunities for church leaders,” said MTI director Kevin Blackwell. [...]

How One Associational Missionary Assisted with Church Planting in His Association

Terry Long, who serves the Choctaw Baptist Association, shared with me several months ago that he was burdened about the need for an African-American church plant in his area. After several conversations and a trip over to share with the leadership of the association, it is now becoming a reality. While there, we toured the [...]

Alabama Church Planter Network Dinner

Church planters and wives or anyone interested in planting are invited to this event. Childcare will be provided. Our Speaker: Kenny Grant was born and raised in Brunswick, Ga. He has served as pastor for churches in both Brunswick and Savannah, Ga., for many years. A former Marine drill instructor, Kenny has a unique style [...]

SPEAK youth conference draws 900, keeps gospel at the center

Scooter Kellum says there are a lot of things that could define a youth conference. And he doesn’t mind if the state’s SPEAK conference offers some of them — like good music, Krispy Kreme donuts and a packed late-night concert. But most of all, he wants the youth who attend SPEAK every year to see [...]

Teen finds creative ministry through spoken-word poetry

Five years ago, Shantrice Coleman got talked into going to a youth camp against her better judgment. “I really wasn’t for it,” she said. “I had been in a church a couple of times, but I didn’t really know what it was all about.” Ultimately the idea of a road trip to Tennessee convinced her [...]

The Willow Street Story

Multiplication is a key principle of the kingdom of our Lord. Here’s how one of our new church plants is fleshing that principle out in real life: Our story officially began when we launched in Scottsboro in February 2015, but it actually began much earlier. After meeting in small groups for several weeks, a group [...]

Church Planters’ Network Dinner

It is not too early to make your reservations for a gathering of Alabama church planting “types” at the Alabama Church Planters’ Network Dinner on Sunday, November 12, 2017, 4:30-6:30 p.m., at Essential Church, 1806 University Dr., Huntsville. (This is the Sunday before two other key meetings in Huntsville: the Alabama Baptist Pastors Conference on [...]

How to End Well in Youth Ministry

The first thought you might have when we consider the topic of how to end well in youth ministry might be, “But I’m not going anywhere!” That may be true, but one day you will. The truth is we’re all going to be ending and leaving a ministry of some sort someday. So, I think [...]