Website offers way for churches, groups to post project needs, respond to others

Rick Barnhart said that back when he was a pastor at First Baptist Church, Silverhill, he used a website that helped him connect missions teams with projects. It worked well for a long time, then along the way as things were changed at the national level the site got discarded. But he never forgot how [...]

A New Leader for a New Day

Alabama Baptists have a new leader among us. Jennifer Rash has now officially assumed the role of senior leader at our state paper, The Alabama Baptist. We need to welcome her warmly as she begins her tenure at the paper. I was impressed with Jennifer the first time I met her more than 20 years [...]

Happy New Year!

  Video Transcript: Happy New Year, Alabama Baptist. This is an opportunity for us, not only to begin a new year but to be formally introduced to new leadership. I’m talkin’ about the leadership at The Alabama Baptist. Jennifer Rash, she is our new leader, and she’s going to come and say a word, and [...]

Watch Out For Scams, Phishing Emails Asking For Money and Personal Information

Everyone’s gotten those emails. Some are more believable than others. But the one that hit the inboxes of some state missionaries recently was a particularly good one, they say. The email — which claimed to be from Rick Lance, executive director of the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions (SBOM) — asked the recipient to email him [...]

Lottie Moon 2018 – Message from Rick Lance

Video Transcript: It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Don’t expect me to sing it, but that’s the song. And for a lot of us as we experience Christmas, we would say it is a wonderful time. Busy time, but wonderful time of fellowship and family gathering. But for Alabama Baptists and Southern Baptists [...]

Giving Tuesday

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. It kicks off the charitable giving season when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. We at your State Board of Missions would like to take this opportunity to remind you of the impact your tithes and offerings, [...]

Children’s Honor Choir Sings at State Convention, Marks 20 Years Since First Audition

Jane Burdeshaw says that every single year of Children’s Honor Choir has been special. She gets emotional talking about it. But some years stand out, she said — like the year she got a letter from one particular little girl. “She said that as the choir was singing ‘I Am His Lamb’ at one of [...]

Tim Cox Elected State Convention President, Follows in Father’s Footsteps

Tim Cox said his dad has long been his hero. He grew up under his preaching, and his dad was there when he surrendered his life to Christ. His dad also preached his wedding. “The big markers in my life have always had Dad in place,” Tim Cox said. That’s why it was even more [...]

Hold On To Your Love for Jesus, Jones Urges

Terrence Jones says there’s something upside down about the landscape of the church in America these days. “American Christianity is messed up,” he said. “We forget that Jesus is the prize, that reigning with Him and being with Him is the reward.” The gospel has become something completely different, said Jones, pastor of Strong Tower [...]

Thanksgiving Message from Rick Lance 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 [...]