About Jim Swedenburg

State Missionary Jim Swedenburg has been employed by the State Board of Missions since 1987 and is the director of the Office of Cooperative Program and Stewardship Development. Jim and his wife Nora, are members at Ridgecrest Baptist Church, Montgomery. They have two daughters and two grandchildren.

What the New Overtime Rules Mean to Churches

We have been talking about this change for years now. However, like most of the legal and financial challenges facing churches, the real focus does not gain attention until the law is applied. Well, it is here and it becomes effective December 1, 2016. Now the question is “What does this mean for churches, associations [...]

Your Hunger Offering At Work

A little boy was caught snooping through the refrigerator in the church kitchen. When asked why, he said it was because he was hungry! Many of us might have simply sent him on his way. However, this was at Eulaton First Baptist Church in Calhoun Association. The church leaders recognized the need and began a [...]

The Refiners Fire

A woman watched a silversmith as he held a piece of silver over the fire and let it heat up. He explained that in refining silver, one needed to hold the silver in the middle of the fire where the flames were the hottest to burn away all the impurities. The woman thought about God [...]