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.

Upcoming Disaster Relief trainings scheduled to take place across state

In times of crisis, trained Southern Baptist Disaster Relief (SBDR) volunteers play a critical role in meeting the needs in the affected community, including helping first responders cope with the tragedy. Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) is one of the upcoming trainings scheduled for this spring through Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief and the Alabama Baptist [...]

State Board approves $37.5 million CP budget for 2019

Trustees of the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions (SBOM) approved a $37.5 million Cooperative Program (CP) budget goal for 2019 during its Feb. 2 meeting. It will be allocated at 50–50 percentages between ministries of the Alabama Baptist State Convention and the Southern Baptist Convention. The recommendation will go to state convention messengers for [...]

Why I Believe in the Cooperative Program

The following stories are the most recent examples of why I support the Cooperative Program. Recently, a young lady in our church accepted the call to serve in missions. Following her decision, she has enrolled at Boyce College with the intention to pursue missionary training at Southern Seminary. The cost of her education is minimized because [...]

Church leaders urged to be wise managers of Lord’s money, educated on tax laws

It’s the Lord’s money and church leaders need to use it wisely, said Lee Wright, coordinator of church compensation services for the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions. Wright speaks on this topic often. In fact, he led 10 “Church Financial Issues” conferences in 2017. He discussed a variety of financial issues in speaking to [...]

Pastors, laypeople urged to live for sake of gospel at evangelism conference

When the fire alarm went off just as Roc Collins began reading from Acts 1 to start off his message, the shrieking siren and flashing lights brought the final session of this year’s State Evangelism Conference to a halt. But with his signature humor, Collins said, “Well I prayed that the Lord would set us [...]

Floyd encourages pastors to renew belief in God’s plan

Arkansas descended on Alabama when Ronnie and Nick Floyd kicked off the opening session of the State Evangelism Conference on Jan. 22. The father-son duo, both of whom serve Cross Church in northwest Arkansas, took the time to speak specifically to the pastors in the audience. Ronnie Floyd sought to prepare participants for what God [...]

Nick Floyd Shares Insights, Tips on Reaching Millennial Generation in Today’s Culture

About 75 million people between the ages of 18–38 are living their lives in America today, and often the church isn’t sure what to do with them, said Nick Floyd, lead teaching pastor of Cross Church, Fayetteville, Arkansas. “Millennials have now surpassed the Boomer generation,” said Floyd, himself a millennial at 34. “They’re here to [...]

Auburn BCM temporarily relocated; sale of building, property ‘on track’

Auburn University Baptist Campus Ministries (BCM) has relocated to a temporary space and the sale of the BCM property to the City of Auburn is “on track,” according to a spokesperson for the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions (SBOM). The Auburn city council approved an agreement to acquire the BCM building and property at [...]

Harris to Retire from Part-time Role at SBOM, Focuses on Pastorare

After five and a half years serving on the state evangelism team, William "Billy" Harris is retiring from the role to focus on his pastorate. Harris, the pastor of Linden Baptist Church in Bethel Baptist Association, has served in a part-time capacity with the evangelism office of the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions (SBOM) [...]

Christmas backpack ministry to continue after Barker retires

Alabama Baptists will send a record number of Christmas backpacks to kids this year through its partnership with the Mississippi River Ministry (MRM). Alabama’s 2017 goal was 6,500 backpacks, and Pat Ingram, missions and ministry consultant for Women on Mission and women’s ministry for Alabama Woman’s Missionary Union (WMU), confirmed the goal had been met [...]