State Board approves plan for sale of Auburn’s BCM center, new facility

An offer by the City of Auburn to purchase the Auburn University Baptist Campus Ministries (BCM) center would mean a new facility for the ministry and an influx of funds to renovate the nine other BCM centers in the state. Trustees of the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions (SBOM) approved the proposal to sell [...]

Everyday experiences create opportunities for reaching international students in US

More than 8,500 international students study on Alabama college and university campuses, providing a remarkable missions opportunity to reach the nations with the gospel, no travel required. These students come from diverse cultural and religious backgrounds but they have one thing in common — navigating daily life in an unfamiliar country. “There are so many [...]

University of South Alabama student shares Christ on campus

Ashley Barkley was sitting outside of the student center at the University of South Alabama when she felt impressed to silently pray. “When I raised my head, a young guy was standing beside me,” she said. “He then asked if I was a Christian and if I was just praying.” Barkley said yes. And the [...]

Alabama Baptists Can Help Students by Lifting Them in Prayer

Chris Mills said he can think of several people he knows who came to faith in Christ in middle school, in high school and in college. And he said he knows that happened because God moved and because a fellow student was bold enough to live out the gospel and share Christ with them. “We [...]

NAMB’s Alabama Student Team Wraps Up Summer in Phoenix

A team of 14 Alabama college students recently returned home from a summer spent learning to live out God’s mission through everyday life. The students — mostly strangers connected through One Mission Students — met for the first time in March but in a matter of months their lives would be interwoven after weeks serving [...]

Parents Can Help Teenagers Struggling with ‘Ever Present Need to be Connected’

The last week of July, Scooter Kellum and other youth leaders from Taylor Road Baptist Church, Montgomery, drove a group of teenagers away from the Ocoee River and back into the reach of a cell phone signal. And the whole carload of teens’ phones lit up. “It’s amazing how dependent we get on the internet,” [...]

Brooks Joins UA’s Baptist Campus Ministry Team

Returning students at the University of Alabama (UA) will be seeing a fresh face in campus ministry this year as Ryan Brooks is the newest Baptist campus minister. Brooks joins UA Baptist campus minister Kimberly Andrews in ministering to college students in Tuscaloosa. He fills in the shoes of Nate Young, who recently joined the [...]

New Online Training Resource to Help Sunday School Leaders

t’s almost time. Sunday School leaders (both within Alabama and from other states) are only days away from access to a new online training resource. An Aug. 13 event will mark the launch of this new leader training approach spearheaded by the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions (SBOM) — One Great Sunday. “For several [...]

Cornerstone Church Thriving in Gadsden

I just received terrific news from one of our church plants. Cornerstone Church in Gadsden launched in February 2015. Here’s an excerpt from a text that Cornerstone’s pastor, Daniel Woodcock, sent me: “We are baptizing seven people this Sunday and have already baptized 10 more this year! We are averaging 32 first time guests every [...]

Week of Prayer September 10-17

A pastor who trades in his retirement plans to plant a new church in Hueytown. Families who use vacation time to participate in a mission project. College students who spend their spring break helping clean and repair hurricane-damaged homes. Do you see the common thread? Alabama Baptists across the state are routinely setting aside personal [...]