About Chris Mills

State Missionary Chris Mills has been employed by the State Board of Missions since 2008 and is currently an associate in Collegiate & Student Ministries. As a student missions mobilizer, Chris helps students serve in various missions capacities. He also works with community college campus ministers, international student ministries and assists in social media efforts for the office. Chris and his wife Brooke, are members at First Baptist Church, Montgomery. They have one daughter.

What Will You Give This Christmas?

For many, Christmas is a time of family and friends spending time together eating, talking, laughing, and making memories. Most college students look forward to a long Christmas break filled with sleeping late, home-cooked meals, reconnecting with local friends, and enjoying being home with family. This Christmas ten students from universities across the state of [...]

Coming Home, Forgiveness and Love

Homecoming is taking place on many high school and college campuses this month: football games, parades, seeing old friends, lots of good food and plenty of cheering. It’s a fun time with a lot of emotions involved in the anticipation and preparation. In all, a celebration is happening. But other situations may come to mind [...]

Road Trip With a Purpose

I love experiencing the eagerness of this current generation of college students to be personally involved in service to humanity. They desire practical ways to put their faith into action. I saw this recently as I drove a group from Auburn BCM to Vidor, Texas, to join with 220 other college students and assist in [...]

The truest picture of friendship

Friendship is something we all long for. Yet real friendship is something that can be hard to find. In our world of social media, we can define friendship simply by learning about one’s life through an app on our phone.  When I think of friendship, I can’t help but think of the creation story and of God creating [...]

Spring Break 2017 Missions Experience

This spring has brought a lot of life change for me and my family. We welcomed our little boy into the world in late March. He is a blessing to our family and is tangible evidence of lives changed – both his and ours! As I’ve gotten back in the office and begun to review [...]

Pursue Survey and Reflections

I’ve had a couple of weeks now to spend some time reflecting on PURSUE Conference 2017 – a weekend designed to help college students and young adults on their journey, finding their place in God’s ultimate purpose and design for their lives. There were so many great components of our time together, but one keeps [...]

New Life

It’s easy for me, at least, to get lost in the busyness of the holiday season. I’m so thankful for those moments when I choose to stop and reflect on the holiday. From Christmas to the celebration of a new year, there’s much to praise God for. As much as I hate to admit it, [...]

International Friends Retreat

If you have had many conversations with me about ministry to international students, you know my passion for that ministry. There is great excitement growing across our state and nation concerning the many nations represented on our campuses. Campus ministers and church collegiate ministers across our state have sought to be intentional in this area [...]

God is at Work in the Nations

Summer is rapidly drawing to a close, and reports from student missionaries are steadily coming in as they prepare to wrap up their assignments. The reports bring great encouragement and joy to me. I want to share an update from a student serving in Southeast Asia. This student and his team have been praying for [...]

Reaching International Students

“Every year, about 800,000 international students study in the United States. 60% come from countries with restricted access to the Gospel. 75% will never enter an American home…80% will never enter a church…” (www.isionline.com) As many as two-thirds of the 300,000 college and university students in Alabama are without a relationship with Jesus Christ and [...]