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.

SBOM Report Highlights Generosity of Giving, Future Convention Goals

From reaching budget goals to achieving new highs in offering giving to making plans for the long-range future, Alabama Baptists have a lot to get excited about, said Rick Lance, executive director of the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions (SBOM). This year the state reached a 50/50 split of Cooperative Program funds between the state’s [...]

Teaching Teens About Sex

Finding a balance when teaching at church about sexuality is difficult. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had a youth pastor say to me, “I was going to do a purity series, but the parents got upset.” As a college minister, we talk about sex all the time. It’s a good thing the [...]

2018 Resolutions

RESOLUTION NO. 1 On a Call for Prayer and Unity WHEREAS, Christians are exhorted in Scripture to offer “petitions, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings … for kings and all those who are in authority, so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity” (1 Timothy 2:1-2, CSB); and WHEREAS, The [...]

Symbiosis, It’s Not a Disease

Often in the church and in business, various groups may be working side by side, yet not working cooperatively. Working cooperatively can produce mutual benefits between the various groups. What is needed in the church (and business) world is symbiosis. Symbiosis is another of the biotic principles working in nature providing continual growth and reproduction [...]

Is Your Church Following All Copyright Laws?

Does your church live stream its worship services? Play music when callers are put on hold on the telephone? Photocopy music compositions for choir use? If you answered yes to any of those questions, then your church needs to consider if its copyright compliance is up to date and covers all copyright-protected activities of your [...]

Thweatt Wraps Up Times as State Convention President

John Thweatt says that over the course of his life, meetings have never been his favorite. But as he wraps up two years of serving as president of the Alabama Baptist State Convention, he said he’s found he’s thoroughly enjoyed it — even the meetings. “I never would’ve thought that I would’ve been president of [...]

Disaster Relief Continues in Southeast Alabama, Florida

Volunteers with Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief (DR) are still at work in southeast Alabama. Chainsaw teams continue to help people clear trees off homes and property. Because the workload in the Dothan area remains heavy, Alabama Baptist DR teams and trained individuals in admin and chaplaincy are still being deployed to southeast Alabama through the [...]

Hurricane recovery continues after Michael

Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief (DR) received more than 500 job requests in Alabama following Hurricane Michael. And Mark Wakefield, disaster relief strategist for the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions said everyone is “thankful for volunteers and looking forward to engaging many more trained and credentialed volunteers.” Since Oct. 11 several teams from Alabama associations [...]

3 Ways for Parents to Help Their Kids Own Their Own Faith

I don’t know a single Christian parent that doesn’t harbor at least a little anxiety about the spiritual development of their children. Many of us have read the statistics over the last several years about how frequently kids drop out of church once they leave the home of their parents, and have wondered if there [...]

Observations about the 2018 Layman’s Salary Study

The 2018-2019 Layman’s Salary Study is available now at alsbom.org/ccs. Click on the Resources tab. To obtain more data concerning a particular position, click on the national study at the same website. There you can select one state, certain states or all states. Observations about the 2018 Study: Nationally, Full-Time Pastors received a 3.8% raise compared to 4.6% inflation [...]