Praying with Joyful Hearts

For several weeks, many Alabama Baptists have been gathering for an online Call to Prayer, each Wednesday at 10 a.m. Next Wednesday, April 22, our online prayer time will focus on praying specifically about joy. I’m reminded of one of the shortest verses in Scripture, 1 Thessalonians 5:16, which says, “Rejoice always.” For some, the word […]

Experiencing Easter in Extraordinary Times

Experiencing Easter in extraordinary times. Similar thoughts have likely been resonating in the minds of many believers. They certainly have been in mine. Churches are finding creative, God-given ways to celebrate worship online and gather for Bible study using video conferencing options. The first two online Call to Prayer events were remarkable times of shared […]

Looking toward Celebration Sunday

To say that we live in unprecedented times is an understatement. Various areas of the economy — such as education, medicine, business and individual households — are undergoing unexpected change, coping and, sometimes, innovation. Not surprisingly, Alabama Baptists are finding creative ways of continued obedience to the Great Commission. It is refreshing to see Alabama […]

Associational Missionaries: Partners in Ministry

In recent weeks I, along with other state missionaries and entity representatives, have made visits to associational annual meetings. This is an important time for us to engage with those in leadership of local associations and to learn about what our Lord is doing in the churches of those particular regions represented. This year was […]