Upcoming Move For State Board of Missions On Schedule

Employees of the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions (SBOM) have begun the process of cleaning out, packing up and rehearsing the name of their new office structure. Great Commission Ministries Resource Center will replace the longtime “Baptist Building” reference as soon as the SBOM staff occupies the soon-to-be-built 39,900-square-foot facility in Prattville. Projections are [...]

Is revival outdated?

When we use the word “revival,” we have in the past thought of a series of worship services focusing on spiritual growth and outreach. That is an appropriate usage of the word revival, but it is not the exclusive one. Recently, Jamie Baldwin, a state missionary, brought to my attention an article I wrote while [...]

Why I Believe in the Cooperative Program

On a shelf, right behind my desk, is a Bible given to me by my parents on my seventh birthday. On the front page of the Bible are several names of international missionaries who came through our house when my dad was stationed at Clark Air Force Base. I was just a child, but I [...]

What is the State Evangelism Conference?

I get asked often, “What is the State Evangelism Conference?”.My response is that it is a time for encouragement and inspiration — a great time to renew acquaintances and fellowship with peers from all over the state while being reminded that we are all “to do the work of an evangelist.” Our theme this year [...]

Flashpoint Conference Aims to Get Back to Making Disciples Like Jesus Intended

He was strung up by his arms in an Asian prison when the man came up to him and asked to know about his Jesus. “If I tell you, they will beat me even more,” the Christian — who’d been beaten and electrocuted repeatedly — replied. But the man told him the coast was clear [...]

ALBaptistStaffing.org Helps Alabama Baptist Churches Cast a Wider Net

The vision for ALBaptistStaffing.org began a few years ago based on the need to help Alabama Baptist churches find great candidates for their open positions. Alabama Baptist churches that want to cast a wider net can place public ads on the site for free. Emails are sent as new positions are posted to candidates who [...]

Reasons to Celebrate

Sometimes I think Christians do not celebrate enough. I can say that, when I served as a pastor, I missed some opportune times to pause and thank the Lord for His bountiful blessings because, as a pastoral leader, I was busy looking at the next thing on the agenda. As a state missionary, that oversight [...]

Top 5 Blog Posts of 2016

We published 130 blog posts in 2016! So what were our top 5 blog posts based on page views? Check out our list and subscribe to receive automatic updates as new blog posts are published: Subscribe State Board of Missions Receives Six Communications Awards The Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions was honored with six [...]

Four Important Financial Issues Every Church Should Know

January is almost here and is a very busy month for churches concerning year-end reporting. Here is some important information for the start of the new year that every church should know. 1. The IRS has released the mileage rates for 2017: 53.5 cents per mile for business miles driven, down from 54 cents for [...]

A case for the “slows”

As a student of American history, the horrific events surrounding the Civil War period have always fascinated me. This was an obvious turning point in our nation’s story. Alternative historians love to play the “what if” games with the Civil War, and there are many opportunities for that kind of historical game playing. Without a [...]