Importance of Participating in the 2020 Census

In this month’s video, Executive Director Rick Lance provides a reminder about the importance of participating in the 2020 Census beginning on March 12. An accurate count will benefit all Alabamians in terms of future resources and services. Visit alabama2020census.com for details and resources to promote the census in your congregation.

The following text is a transcript from this month’s video:

Every person counts. You and I believe that as Alabama Baptists, and we know that in trying to reach people for Christ, we really go out of our way to make people understand they do count and we want to minister to them in every way possible.

There’s another way that term “every person counts” could be considered. This is my first time to ever speak to you about the 2020 census or any census of that nature, but I want to underscore the fact that on March 12th, there will be an opportunity for you to go online and be able to fill out the information and encourage your people in your churches to do the same.

If they’re not willing to do it online, there will be an opportunity for them to do it via regular mail. But the main purpose is to make sure every Alabamian is counted because every person counts.

Executive Director of Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions

State Missionary Rick Lance was elected in June of 1998 to serve as executive director of the State Board of Missions and treasurer of the Alabama Baptist Convention. Rick leads state missions efforts and facilitates Great Commission Ministries for the Convention's 3,200+ churches and more than one million Alabama Baptists.

Rick and his wife, Pam, are members at First Baptist Church, Montgomery. They have two daughters.

Any requests for Rick Lance to speak in or visit your church should be directed to Billie Davis at 1-800-264-1225, ext. 253 or (334) 613-2253, [email protected]

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