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 [...]

2018 Myers-Mallory State Missions Offering

Hello, again Alabama Baptists. You probably know that Pam and I entered the silly period of life three years ago when we had a granddaughter come into this world. Well, we celebrated her third birthday recently, and it reminded me that we are also, celebrating the third birthday of “Myers-Mallory“. We’re in our third year [...]

TAB podcast will deliver content in popular format for listening

“I enjoyed getting The Alabama Baptist on tape,” Jack Kinley said. “I could sit in my recliner and listen to it. I think having a way to listen to it again would be an advantage for me and other people who have visual impairments.” In the old days of the audio ministry, volunteers would read [...]

Rick Burgess to Highlight Convention Tuesday Evening Session

One of the largest gatherings for a Tuesday evening session of the Alabama Baptist State Convention was in 2008 at First Baptist Church, Montgomery, when Rick Burgess, co-host of the popular radio program, “The Rick and Bubba Show,” spoke and musician Kevin Derryberry led worship. That same team returns to lead us in worship at [...]

Using Snapchat for Your Church

Our annual Youth Evangelism Conference (YEC) “Speak” drew in nearly 900 students from the ages of 12 to 18 from across Alabama. It’s a time for them to be recharged and encouraged to share their faith with fellow students. When I began working at the State Board of Missions in 2012, we started using a [...]

Four Key Facts about Resolutions Adopted by Convention Meetings

At annual meetings of the Southern Baptist Convention and of various state conventions, including Alabama, resolutions adopted by messengers are often misunderstood. A resolution is non-binding. It is a snapshot in time of what messengers approved at one Convention meeting. A resolution is not a statement of Southern Baptist policy. It speaks only for the [...]

Come Break the Ice at the Baptist Building

We’ve all been there. You’re at a Sunday School fellowship or a party of some sort, and someone hands you an icebreaker activity. Suddenly you’re faced with the task of finding someone who shares your birth month or who has never seen a Star Wars movie, with the goal of finishing your grid before time [...]

Unwelcome: 50 Ways Churches Drive Away First-Time Visitors book review

Unwelcome: 50 Ways Churches Drive Away First-Time Visitors by Jonathan Malm Why should we make it harder for people than it needs to be? That’s the premise, based on Acts 15:19, of “Unwelcome: 50 Ways Churches Drive Away First-Time Visitors,” by Jonathan Malm, a simple, easy-to-read collection of ideas and suggestions to help you determine [...]

Three faith-based films for you to consider

Today’s guest article is from State Missionary Doug Rogers who serves the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions as our Director of Communications.   Three faith-based movies are opening soon and I wanted to give you a heads-up about them. The first is “Risen” which comes to theaters today (actually had early previews last night). I [...]

Top 5 Blog Posts in 2015

Happy New Year! As you begin 2016, we wanted to take a few moments to review some highlights from 2015. Each of the following blog posts were published at and then shared via social media and email for Alabama Baptists. Check out which ones had the biggest impact in 2015. 5. What Does a [...]