Thanksgiving Message from Rick Lance

https://vimeo.com/301618961 Confession time. One of my favorite trivial pursuits is that of words, studying words. I’m an aficionado and connoisseur of words, and every so often I just am stopped in my tracks by a word that is used and translated from the technical sense into a more practical, informal way. Recently I came across [...]

Messengers Adopt Six New Resolutions

Alabama Baptists adopted six resolutions during the 2018 Alabama Baptist State Convention (ABSC) held Nov. 13–14 at First Baptist Church, Trussville. Resolutions No. 4 and No. 5 honored the ministries of two men who each gave more than two decades of their lives in service to Alabama Baptists. (continued...) Read the full article from The [...]

A Faithful Convention

Alabama Baptists are faithful people. During this past convention, we had an opportunity to see and hear testimonies as to that faithfulness. From the beginning to the end of the convention, the theme “Faithful” was highlighted in a stellar fashion. Our convention president preached a powerful message on faithfulness to the Gospel in times of [...]

Lance Urges Messengers to Believe Great Commission is Possible

The Great Commission might seem out of reach at times, but it’s not an impossible task, said Rick Lance, executive director of the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions. To drive that point home, Lance walked on stage to begin his Nov. 13 report to the Alabama Baptist State Convention in a pair of Tom [...]

SBOM Report Highlights Generosity of Giving, Future Convention Goals

From reaching budget goals to achieving new highs in offering giving to making plans for the long-range future, Alabama Baptists have a lot to get excited about, said Rick Lance, executive director of the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions (SBOM). This year the state reached a 50/50 split of Cooperative Program funds between the state’s [...]

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 [...]

Thweatt Wraps Up Times as State Convention President

John Thweatt says that over the course of his life, meetings have never been his favorite. But as he wraps up two years of serving as president of the Alabama Baptist State Convention, he said he’s found he’s thoroughly enjoyed it — even the meetings. “I never would’ve thought that I would’ve been president of [...]

State Convention in Less than Two Weeks

In less than two weeks, messengers and guests from across the state will gather at First Baptist Church, Trussville, for the annual meeting of the Alabama Baptist State Convention. You’re invited to this special time for what is essentially a family reunion of Alabama Baptists. Hallway conversations, visiting in the Exhibit Hall and corporate worship [...]

Nominees named for state convention leadership roles

Messengers to the upcoming Alabama Baptist State Convention annual meeting — set for Nov. 13–14 at First Baptist Church, Trussville — are preparing to vote for a new slate of convention officers. The Alabama Baptist has learned of some of the nominations messengers plan to make for those roles. Tim Cox, pastor of Liberty Baptist [...]

Invitation to be a part of this year’s annual meeting

Full Transcript Available: As a young boy growing up, I was always infatuated with the Old Faithful geyser there in Yellowstone National Park. It was called Old Faithful because, seemingly, apparently it was faithful when the eruptions, at the time of eruptions. Through the years, Old Faithful has remained pretty faithful. That is, you can [...]