Upcoming Disaster Relief trainings scheduled to take place across state

In times of crisis, trained Southern Baptist Disaster Relief (SBDR) volunteers play a critical role in meeting the needs in the affected community, including helping first responders cope with the tragedy. Critical Incident Stress Management [...]

By | February 23rd, 2018|Categories: Disaster Relief, Missions|0 Comments

These Four Things Took Down 246 Ministers

The more I speak with men about discipleship, the more convinced I am of the importance of personal accountability. Recently I came across these thoughts from Johnny Hunt in his book Demolishing Strongholds, which he has [...]

By | February 22nd, 2018|Categories: Men|0 Comments

A Role Model Worthy of Emulating

The night before the passing of Billy Graham I was in Yazoo City, Miss., leading revival services at the First Baptist Church in that historic city. During the invitation, we sang “Just As I Am,”a [...]

By | February 21st, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: |0 Comments

Financial Q&A for the Bivocational Pastor

The number one financial question among bivocational pastors is "Can all my income be in housing allowance?” Answer: “Yes, if that is appropriate for your situation.” The average bivocational pastor in Alabama makes about $19,000 [...]

By | February 15th, 2018|Categories: Bivocational Ministry, Church Compensation, Leadercare, Leadership, News|0 Comments

Most Important Tax News in a Generation

Many church members believe that the pastor is self-employed. Many churches treat the pastor as self-employed concerning compensation and taxes. But the truth is that the minister serving a church is self-employed concerning Social Security [...]

By | February 15th, 2018|Categories: Church Compensation, Leadercare, Leadership, News|0 Comments

State Board approves $37.5 million CP budget for 2019

Trustees of the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions (SBOM) approved a $37.5 million Cooperative Program (CP) budget goal for 2019 during its Feb. 2 meeting. It will be allocated at 50–50 percentages between ministries [...]

By | February 13th, 2018|Categories: News|0 Comments