Eldridge warns against ‘tyranny of convenience’ in Christian walk

Modern life is all about convenience — instant food, instant communication, instant entertainment; the list could go on.  But according to David Eldridge, pastor of Dawson Memorial Baptist Church, Birmingham, “one of the things we must crucify is the desire to have convenience as the idol of our lives.” Tenets of faith The Christian life [...]

Eldridge warns against ‘tyranny of convenience’ in Christian walk2019-04-07T21:24:44-05:00

Morton emphasizes importance of commitment to prayer

More than 500 people gathered in the sanctuary at Dawson Memorial Baptist Church, Birmingham, on Feb. 26 to hear Jeremy Morton, co-pastor of First Baptist Church, Woodstock, Georgia, preach on the importance of prayer. “I’m embarrassed at how many times I’ve skipped prayer time, but by God’s grace I long to be a man of [...]

Morton emphasizes importance of commitment to prayer2019-04-07T21:15:39-05:00

Meyers Warns Pastors of Temptation of Imitation, Substitution, Exhaustion

What does it really mean to do evangelism? To have a strategy? What does it really mean to use the community, the people group, the demographic to purposefully share the gospel?” Those were the questions posed by Jeff Meyers, pastor of First Baptist Church, Opelika, at the 2019 Alabama Baptist State Evangelism Conference held at [...]

Meyers Warns Pastors of Temptation of Imitation, Substitution, Exhaustion2019-04-07T21:19:11-05:00

Quinn urges pastors to prepare their churches to carry out God’s ‘game plan’ for them

Jesus has a game plan for every church.” That was the encouragement Russ Quinn gave at the 2019 Alabama Baptist State Evangelism Conference held at Dawson Memorial Baptist Church, Birmingham, on Feb. 25. Quinn preached from Luke 24 and listed three requirements of God’s game plan for churches. Read the full article at TheAlabamaBaptist.org - [...]

Quinn urges pastors to prepare their churches to carry out God’s ‘game plan’ for them2019-03-29T13:57:03-05:00

Evangelism requires power of Holy Spirit, passion for God, Bowman says

Kie Bowman said the report was one he thought he’d never see. “I had to look twice to make sure it wasn’t click bait,” he said. But it wasn’t. It was a Barna report with this statistic — 47 percent of young adult Christians in America now believe it’s wrong to evangelize.  But 94 percent [...]

Evangelism requires power of Holy Spirit, passion for God, Bowman says2019-04-07T21:19:38-05:00

Love and compassion’ keys to winning people for Christ

By the time Dennis Watson was a teenager he’d decided he knew better than his parents. And by the time he was 18 he was dealing drugs.  “Somehow my mama found out what was happening with me,” Watson said.  She confronted him on a Sunday afternoon, shared with him how important Jesus was to her, [...]

Love and compassion’ keys to winning people for Christ2019-03-18T19:39:03-05:00

Lowder warns of dangers of ‘lukewarm church’

A little over a year ago, a gunman opened fire on a high school in Florida, killing 17 students and staff. It was the worst mass shooting on a school campus in United States history, and Jay Lowder said one of the most memorable images from the crisis was this — Deputy Scot Peterson’s strategy to [...]

Lowder warns of dangers of ‘lukewarm church’2019-03-14T22:01:24-05:00

2019 State Evangelism Conference encourages participants to ‘put feet to their faith’

Roger Willmore said he will hit his knees a little differently in the mornings after hearing the last sermon of this year’s Alabama Baptist State Evangelism Conference. The sermon, preached by Jeremy Morton, was an “arresting and sobering” message, said Willmore, director of missions for Calhoun Baptist Association. “He preached on Mark 1 about the [...]

2019 State Evangelism Conference encourages participants to ‘put feet to their faith’2019-03-05T15:47:13-05:00

Senior adults challenged to self-evaluate, serve Lord ‘wholeheartedly’

There are seven things every church in Alabama needs and that hell has, said Joel Carwile, pastor of First Baptist Church, Athens, at the 2018 Senior Adult Evangelism Conference on May 7. Drawing from Luke 16:19–31, Carwile recounted the story of the rich man and the beggar. When both men died, the beggar went to [...]

Senior adults challenged to self-evaluate, serve Lord ‘wholeheartedly’2018-05-16T09:05:57-05:00

DOM Long expands role, serves regionally

Terry Long, director of missions (DOM) for Choctaw Baptist Association, was named an associate in the office of evangelism for the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions recently. In this role, he serves part-time as the evangelism strategist for the state’s southern region while continuing to serve Choctaw Association. “I feel so humbled by the [...]

DOM Long expands role, serves regionally2018-04-08T15:47:11-05:00

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