About Alabama Baptist SBOM

Communications and Technology Services coordinates all communications including print, on-line media, news and information, graphics, technology and multi-media. A variety of media products are produced to tell the story of what God is doing through the State Board of Missions in partnership with Alabama Baptists. This office is led by director Doug Rogers.

Student missionary to continue work in New Orleans

Amber Kern didn’t pick New Orleans. But it seems God might’ve picked it for her. Last summer, she signed up for student missions and asked to be a part of the Boston team. She got assigned to New Orleans instead. “But my heart completely broke for the city,” said Kern, a student at Calhoun Community [...]

Troy student sees young girls at camp in Kenya fall in love with the Word

Stargazing — that was what all the girls did at night after the worship service at Camp Blue Sky in Kenya. And one night while they were all staring at the sky together, Amy Lowe could tell that Yael had something on her mind. “That week, I was working with the 10- and 11-year-old girls,” [...]

TAB podcast will deliver content in popular format for listening

“I enjoyed getting The Alabama Baptist on tape,” Jack Kinley said. “I could sit in my recliner and listen to it. I think having a way to listen to it again would be an advantage for me and other people who have visual impairments.” In the old days of the audio ministry, volunteers would read [...]

Preparing for a Time of Great Change

It’s that time of year again, and it seems to roll around with increasing regularity and speed. High school graduates are packing up, loading up and heading out for the next chapter in life. Students and their parents are preparing by purchasing dorm room essentials (if they are living on campus), attending orientation sessions and making [...]

Why I Believe in the Cooperative Program

The mission of the Southern Baptist Convention is to fulfill the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20). The Cooperative Program unified plan of giving has proven to be an excellent way of funding our missions and ministry on a state, national and international level for nearly 100 years. Our International Mission Board and North American Mission Board [...]

Mobilize the Mobilized

One of my primary areas of ministry is mobilizing students to the nations. I love to hear stories of how students have seen God at work through their service, whether it’s across town or across the globe. Yet, there is something about those stories that lead me to believe that God wants us to use [...]

Lance Marks 20 Years Leading State Board of Missions

Two decades ago, when Rick Lance was elected executive director of the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions (SBOM), he said he would do everything he could “to focus the energies and talents and gifts of Alabama Baptists on being the salt of today’s life.” He said his pledge was to “do my best to [...]

Clarke Assoc. buys trailer to start disaster relief team

Back in April, the people of Fulton found themselves in the middle of a lot of water and a lot of heartbreak. “We had quite a bit of flooding,” said Keith Johnson, pastor of First Baptist Church, Fulton, in Clarke Baptist Association. And they needed quite a bit of help. (continued...) Read the full article [...]

Why I Believe in the Cooperative Program

I believe in the Cooperative Program because I believe the Bible teaches us that the Christian life is intended to be lived in a community. Jesus instituted the church for the purpose of corporate worship (John 4:23-24), continuous fellowship (Acts 2:42) and cooperative missions (Acts 1:8). Jesus has not only given us a mission, He [...]

Communicating in 280 Characters

During the past 10 years, I’ve been on a journey – along with millions of other people in the 21st century – of social media involvement. Since I joined Twitter in December 2008, it has been humbling and a privilege to watch numerical growth to more than 4,300 followers for the @ricklance account. One of [...]