Evangelism

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The Office of Evangelism seeks to aid Christians in the spreading of the Christian gospel by public preaching or personal witness.

Learn more about our 10 year emphasis by visiting GreatCommissionGPS.org.

Missionary Staff –
Sammy Gilbreath – full bio
toll-free 1-800-264-1225, ext. 320
direct 334-613-2320

Phil Winningham – full bio
toll-free 1-800-264-1225, ext. 260
direct 334-613-2260

Terry Long – full bio
toll-free 1-800-264-1225, ext. 368
direct 334-613-2368

Ministry Assistants –
Amy Nelson
toll-free 1-800-264-1225, ext. 258
direct 334-613-2258

Lori McGough
toll-free 1-800-264-1225, ext. 245
direct 334-613-2245

Mass Meetings

Associational Evangelism Conferences – Provide assistance to associations as requested.

State Evangelism Conference – An annual state-wide event with a new format for information, inspiration, featuring great preaching and singing.

Senior Adult Evangelism Conference – Held in the spring and designed to encourage senior adults to reach their peers. A time of inspiration, motivation, fun and practical training.

Strategizing

Making Evangelism a Priority – The Evangelism Office is committed to assisting local churches in developing evangelistic strategies as a priority to reach lost people. Evangelism Office personnel will meet with local church to discuss strategies to develop stronger evangelistic emphasis and awareness in the community.

Alone – Call us for details about this effective evangelism strategy.

Effective Evangelistic Invitation – A one hour presentation on how to give an effective evangelistic invitation. Ideal for pastors conferences. Free materials for attendees.

3151 Challenge – Every Sunday School or small group member is encouraged to take the 3151 Challenge: 3 – Pray for three lost friends daily; 1 – Learn a Gospel presentation; 5 – Invite five people to attend their group; 1 – Share the Gospel at least one time.

Witness Training

CAST – This tool is designed to help you understand the value of your story/testimony and prepare you to begin a witnessing conversation using the letters of the acrostic CAST: Connect, Activity, Spiritual Matters and Tell Your Story.

Life Conversation – This tool helps people use three simple circles that represent God’s Design, Brokenness and the Gospel — which can be drawn, for example, on a napkin during lunch — to communicate the Gospel.

Media Evangelism – This model will teach a person how to use a gospel driven video such as the Billy Graham DVDs or use an iPhone app that will communicate the gospel extremely well.

Specialized Events

Interfaith Witness Seminar – This program is designed to educate and prepare Alabama Baptists in witnessing to those of other faiths. The implementation process involves an annual training conference for potential associates. These associates, in turn, are available to local churches and associations through the Evangelism Office, in their particular area of expertise.

Evangelistic Block Party – A community block party is a special evangelistic event of drama, puppets, music, testimonies, food and prayer to reach unchurched people. The Evangelism Office offers consultation and financial assistance for conducting an evangelistic block party.

Area Crusades in Smaller Associations – To assist rural associations or small groups of churches in conducting evangelistic crusades.

Tent Ministry – Available to associations and churches for revivals, crusades, block parties, etc.

SALT Apologetics Conference – Yearly conference geared toward helping Christians to be better prepared for reasoned arguments or writings in justification of something, typically a theory or religious doctrine.

Senior adults challenged to self-evaluate, serve Lord ‘wholeheartedly’

There are seven things every church in Alabama needs and that hell has, said Joel Carwile, pastor of First Baptist Church, Athens, at the 2018 Senior Adult Evangelism Conference on May 7. Drawing from Luke [...]

By | May 16th, 2018|Categories: Evangelism, News|0 Comments

DOM Long expands role, serves regionally

Terry Long, director of missions (DOM) for Choctaw Baptist Association, was named an associate in the office of evangelism for the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions recently. In this role, he serves part-time as [...]

By | April 8th, 2018|Categories: Evangelism, News|0 Comments

Pastors, laypeople urged to live for sake of gospel at evangelism conference

When the fire alarm went off just as Roc Collins began reading from Acts 1 to start off his message, the shrieking siren and flashing lights brought the final session of this year’s State Evangelism [...]

By | February 1st, 2018|Categories: Evangelism, News|0 Comments

Floyd encourages pastors to renew belief in God’s plan

Arkansas descended on Alabama when Ronnie and Nick Floyd kicked off the opening session of the State Evangelism Conference on Jan. 22. The father-son duo, both of whom serve Cross Church in northwest Arkansas, took [...]

By | January 31st, 2018|Categories: Evangelism, News|0 Comments

Nick Floyd Shares Insights, Tips on Reaching Millennial Generation in Today’s Culture

About 75 million people between the ages of 18–38 are living their lives in America today, and often the church isn’t sure what to do with them, said Nick Floyd, lead teaching pastor of Cross [...]

By | January 30th, 2018|Categories: Evangelism, News|0 Comments

Harris to Retire from Part-time Role at SBOM, Focuses on Pastorare

After five and a half years serving on the state evangelism team, William "Billy" Harris is retiring from the role to focus on his pastorate. Harris, the pastor of Linden Baptist Church in Bethel Baptist [...]

By | January 1st, 2018|Categories: Evangelism, News|0 Comments
Mon 03

Crossover Birmingham 2019

June 3, 2019 - June 5, 2019

  • Associational evangelistic events Monday – Wednesday, June 3-5
    • Block Parties
    • Prayer Walking
    • Door-to-Door Canvassing
    • VBS
    • Service Projects
    • Collegiate Outreach
  • Throughout 7 associations: Birmingham, North Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair, Bessemer, Mud Creek and Sulphur Springs
  • HARVEST AMERICA crusades with Greg Laurie Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, June 6-8 at BARTOW ARENA, 617 13th St S, Birmingham, AL
  • More information at alsbom.org/evangelism – which will have a link to Crossover.HarvestAmerica.com
  • Airport: Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport (BHM), 5900 Messer Airport Hwy, Birmingham
  • SBC Annual Meeting: Birmingham Jefferson Civic Center (BJCC), June 11-12, 2100 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd N, Birmingham
  • Hotels:
    • Sheraton Hotel
    • Westin Hotel
    • Hampton  Inn & Suites Downtown
    • Redmont Hotel
    • Elyton Hotel
    • Home2 Suites by Hilton Downton
    • Hilton Garden Inn Downtown
    • SpringHill Suites by Marriott Downtown
    • Courtyard by Marriott Hotel Downtown
    • Residence Inn by Marriott Downtown UAB
    • DoubleTree by Hilton
    • Homewood Suites by Hilton
  • Directions:
    • Take exit 125 off I-20 W/I-59 S toward Downtown
    • Turn right onto Richard Arrington Jr Blvd N
    • Turn left at the 1st cross street onto 9th Ave N
    • Turn right onto 19th St N
    • BJCC 2100 Richard Arrington Blvd. N

CROSSOVER FACT SHEET (pdf)