Save the Dates for Inaugural Week of Prayer

Things don’t matter, but people do.

“Things don’t matter, but people do.” That was a quote often cited by martyred international missionary Dr. Martha Myers. She lived out sacrificially the fact that people really do matter. The things of this world — no — they don’t really matter; they’re temporal. She looked at the eternal. Every time she touched a life — […]

Ten Cooperative Program Facts

Guest Article: Jim Swedenburg

Thank you, Alabama Baptists, for supporting missions through the Cooperative Program. In doing so, you help spread the Gospel and minister in Christ’s name in Alabama, across the U.S. and around the world. Many positive facts may be cited about the impact of Southern Baptists in general and Alabama Baptists specifically related to CP support […]

Praying for Our Missionaries, Giving to Missions

During the past several weeks, Southern Baptists have learned that the International Mission Board is facing especially challenging times as it seeks to deal with stark financial realities.  As part of the path forward, the IMB has offered to many employees the option to accept a VRI (“voluntary retirement incentive”) that will have perhaps hundreds […]

What About Giving Warriors?

In his book The Treasure Principle, author Randy Alcorn pointed out something so obvious that I wondered why I had not considered the truth before now. “You have heard about prayer warriors: What about ‘giving warriors’?” Thankfully, I have known and benefitted from having prayer warriors in my life. You know them too. They have […]

A Family Gathering and Website Upgrades

A family gathering of Alabama Baptists is now just a few weeks away. I hope your church will elect messengers to attend the annual meeting of the Alabama Baptist State Convention, November 12-13 at Whitesburg Baptist Church in Huntsville. Our theme this year is Life Changers, a testimony to the power of God to change […]