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.

State Board approves plan for sale of Auburn’s BCM center, new facility

An offer by the City of Auburn to purchase the Auburn University Baptist Campus Ministries (BCM) center would mean a new facility for the ministry and an influx of funds to renovate the nine other BCM centers in the state. Trustees of the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions (SBOM) approved the proposal to sell [...]

Everyday experiences create opportunities for reaching international students in US

More than 8,500 international students study on Alabama college and university campuses, providing a remarkable missions opportunity to reach the nations with the gospel, no travel required. These students come from diverse cultural and religious backgrounds but they have one thing in common — navigating daily life in an unfamiliar country. “There are so many [...]

University of South Alabama student shares Christ on campus

Ashley Barkley was sitting outside of the student center at the University of South Alabama when she felt impressed to silently pray. “When I raised my head, a young guy was standing beside me,” she said. “He then asked if I was a Christian and if I was just praying.” Barkley said yes. And the [...]

Alabama Baptists Can Help Students by Lifting Them in Prayer

Chris Mills said he can think of several people he knows who came to faith in Christ in middle school, in high school and in college. And he said he knows that happened because God moved and because a fellow student was bold enough to live out the gospel and share Christ with them. “We [...]

NAMB’s Alabama Student Team Wraps Up Summer in Phoenix

A team of 14 Alabama college students recently returned home from a summer spent learning to live out God’s mission through everyday life. The students — mostly strangers connected through One Mission Students — met for the first time in March but in a matter of months their lives would be interwoven after weeks serving [...]

Parents Can Help Teenagers Struggling with ‘Ever Present Need to be Connected’

The last week of July, Scooter Kellum and other youth leaders from Taylor Road Baptist Church, Montgomery, drove a group of teenagers away from the Ocoee River and back into the reach of a cell phone signal. And the whole carload of teens’ phones lit up. “It’s amazing how dependent we get on the internet,” [...]

Brooks Joins UA’s Baptist Campus Ministry Team

Returning students at the University of Alabama (UA) will be seeing a fresh face in campus ministry this year as Ryan Brooks is the newest Baptist campus minister. Brooks joins UA Baptist campus minister Kimberly Andrews in ministering to college students in Tuscaloosa. He fills in the shoes of Nate Young, who recently joined the [...]

New Online Training Resource to Help Sunday School Leaders

t’s almost time. Sunday School leaders (both within Alabama and from other states) are only days away from access to a new online training resource. An Aug. 13 event will mark the launch of this new leader training approach spearheaded by the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions (SBOM) — One Great Sunday. “For several [...]

“God Opened My Eyes:” Alabama Native Spurred to Reach Nations

Brittany Hall didn’t feel too much of a pull to international missions. Then one day she agreed to go on a missions trip to Honduras with her church, First Baptist, Dadeville. “God opened my eyes and rocked my world,” she said. “I met people who had never heard the name of Jesus before. Technically I [...]

SPEAK conference draws 900-plus, challenges students to be ‘Voice of Influence’

Using the hashtag #speak17, students took their praise of Alabama’s annual SPEAK conference to the place they know best — social media. By the end of the conference, held July 21–22 at Vaughn Forest Church, Montgomery, more than 600 Instagram posts and dozens of tweets and Facebook posts featured the hashtag. “With my faves,” posted [...]