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.

How Have You Been Dressing Lately?

Last week, I attended a ceremony and reception dedicating a statue in honor of a former dean of the College of Education at Troy University, Dr. James Kimbrough. He has been a great supporter of Baptist Campus Ministries over many years and continues to provide encouragement for me personally. However, I did not plan well [...]

How Have You Been Dressing Lately?2019-03-27T14:35:19-05:00

Cost concerns: churches, pastors face questions about pay, insurance and benefits

As Mike Jackson travels around the state meeting with churches in transition, he says one question comes up more and more frequently than any others. “What I’m seeing is a lot of churches who are wrestling with should we move from full-time ministry to bi-vocational when it comes to hiring a pastor,” said Jackson, director [...]

Cost concerns: churches, pastors face questions about pay, insurance and benefits2019-03-27T13:37:11-05:00

Children’s Honor Choir Brings Message of Hope During Recent Tour

The Alabama Baptist Children’s Honor Choir returned from its annual tour energized about the significant ministry opportunities it experienced, even beyond the music performed during two concerts in Lynn Haven, Fla. The March 1-3 tour by the auditioned choir, which included 151 students in grades 4-6, took it to an area that had been ravaged [...]

Children’s Honor Choir Brings Message of Hope During Recent Tour2019-03-27T13:25:56-05:00

Burton encourages pastors to equip their congregations for Gospel sharing

One in 10 people you share Christ with will be born again. That’s an encouraging statistic, David Burton said, because if no one’s responding keep trying — eventually they will. The problem is so few people are trying to share their faith, often because they don’t know how he said. Preaching from Hebrews 5:11, Burton [...]

Burton encourages pastors to equip their congregations for Gospel sharing2019-03-26T11:50:31-05:00

Evangelism requires power of Holy Spirit, passion for God, Bowman says

Kie Bowman said the report was one he thought he’d never see. “I had to look twice to make sure it wasn’t click bait,” he said. But it wasn’t. It was a Barna report with this statistic — 47 percent of young adult Christians in America now believe it’s wrong to evangelize.  But 94 percent [...]

Evangelism requires power of Holy Spirit, passion for God, Bowman says2019-04-07T21:19:38-05:00

Disaster Relief and Ministry Safe

In this month’s video, Executive Director Rick Lance brings an update on Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief efforts in Lee County and highlights the importance of an upcoming MinistrySafe conference. Video Transcript: Alabama Baptists, these are sad and serious times. First of all, let me talk to you about disaster relief. You know about the experience of the [...]

Disaster Relief and Ministry Safe2019-03-19T13:54:56-05:00

Love and compassion’ keys to winning people for Christ

By the time Dennis Watson was a teenager he’d decided he knew better than his parents. And by the time he was 18 he was dealing drugs.  “Somehow my mama found out what was happening with me,” Watson said.  She confronted him on a Sunday afternoon, shared with him how important Jesus was to her, [...]

Love and compassion’ keys to winning people for Christ2019-03-18T19:39:03-05:00

Church Plants Ministering to Large Unreached Sector of Alabama

Last year Lamar Duke was asked to pull together some numbers for a report. He did — and when he finished he sat at his desk and wept. “Since 2013 we’ve planted 85 churches,” said Duke, church planting strategist for the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions (SBOM). “And when we did that study last [...]

Church Plants Ministering to Large Unreached Sector of Alabama2019-03-17T22:15:13-05:00

Lowder warns of dangers of ‘lukewarm church’

A little over a year ago, a gunman opened fire on a high school in Florida, killing 17 students and staff. It was the worst mass shooting on a school campus in United States history, and Jay Lowder said one of the most memorable images from the crisis was this — Deputy Scot Peterson’s strategy to [...]

Lowder warns of dangers of ‘lukewarm church’2019-03-14T22:01:24-05:00

Alabama reeling after devastating tornado in Lee County

As volunteers and donations poured into Lee County following a deadly tornado outbreak on March 3, Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief (ABDR) teams joined volunteers from several agencies in the recovery effort. “I’ve seen a tremendous number of volunteers out here helping from the community and from far away,” said Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief strategist Mark [...]

Alabama reeling after devastating tornado in Lee County2019-03-12T20:53:13-05:00

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