Vacation Bible School impacts many lives, continues to win children to Christ

Mechell Bice says she doesn’t remember the name of the man who prayed with her in 1977, but she does remember his face. She was 7 and attending Vacation Bible School (VBS) at Lighthouse Baptist Church, Ashville, and she remembers that VBS volunteer teaching her about the love of Jesus. “It was a very real [...]

Vacation Bible School impacts many lives, continues to win children to Christ2019-04-10T00:26:12-05:00

Bible Drill helps increase Bible knowledge

With spring just around the corner, Bible Drill is in full force for hundreds of students across Alabama. A ministry undergirded by Alabama Baptists’ gifts through the Cooperative Program, Bible Drill gives students in grades 4-12 the opportunity to increase their knowledge of the Bible through memorization, application and discipleship. In the coming months, students [...]

Bible Drill helps increase Bible knowledge2019-02-12T22:17:36-05:00

As VBS approaches, here are some helpful tips

Vacation Bible School (VBS) remains the No. 1 outreach event for Southern Baptist churches. It has the potential to affect the eternal destiny of children and families in your community. Every child a church reaches from the community is a connection to many other people. One is never just one. The Alabama Baptist State Board [...]

As VBS approaches, here are some helpful tips2018-05-17T19:56:23-05:00

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 [...]

New Online Training Resource to Help Sunday School Leaders2017-08-04T11:41:16-05:00

Relational Discipleship Resurfaces while Church Programs Lose Fans

When you ask Daniel Edmonds about where the Church is headed with discipleship these days, he likes to quote Pastor Ken Adams — “Jesus started the Church the way He wanted it, and now He wants the Church the way He started it.” It’s to that end, Edmonds said, that churches today are circling back [...]

Relational Discipleship Resurfaces while Church Programs Lose Fans2019-02-12T22:18:20-05:00

Rediscover the Value of Enrolling People in Sunday School

It is hard to be on mission without identifying the mission field and making a commitment to cultivate the field. Recent church reports have many leaders concerned about the future of the church. No doubt part of the problem is an inward rather than an outward focus. Properly understood, this is what enrollment is about: [...]

Rediscover the Value of Enrolling People in Sunday School2019-02-12T22:18:28-05:00

Pastor’s Alpha meeting encourages pastors to make bold discipleship moves

Jesus’ ministry was full of bold moves and pastors can make bold moves too by discipling people as Jesus did, said Craig Etheredge, pastor of First Baptist Church, Colleyville, Texas. Etheredge spoke to about 50 pastors in the Pastor’s Alpha meeting at Liberty Park Baptist Church, Birmingham, on May 3. Pastor Scott Guffin served as [...]

Pastor’s Alpha meeting encourages pastors to make bold discipleship moves2016-06-09T16:27:41-05:00

How to Have A Great Vacation Bible School

Prayer: Emphasize that Vacation Bible School is a Spiritual Event and encourage prayer. Observe National Day of Prayer for VBS on May 15, 2016 and pray that people are saved. Plan Thoroughly: Start early by setting the date for VBS involving the pastor and staff. Publicize the date and time and purchases curriculum and supplies. [...]

How to Have A Great Vacation Bible School2019-02-12T22:18:32-05:00

Why They Stay

Why They Stay Dr. Steve R. Parr and Dr. Tom Crites Why They Stay has a strong message for church strengthening and revitalization: invest in the future of the church through parents, teens and children. Deuteronomy 6 places a strong emphasis on a parent’s responsibility in disciple-making. The church should partner with parents in responding [...]

Why They Stay2018-09-06T08:17:22-05:00

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