Time to think about the Annual Church Profile

The following is a transcript of Dr.Lance’s monthly video. You’re not surprised to hear that in 2020, there is a census being taken in America to discover how many people live in America and to know some other pertinent facts about the population of our country. It helps in so many different ways, for government […]

Why Is the Annual Church Profile Important?

My shortest answer would be this: Numbers represent people. In the Great Commission, our Lord gives us a mandate to reach all nations. This means groups of people. Furthermore, the Bible makes extensive use of numbers, such as: * promising that “where two or three are gathered” in Christ’s name, He is in the midst […]

Rick Lance – July 2019 Video

Transcript from Dr.Lance’s monthly video: The hot days of July, that’s what we, as Alabama Baptists, and others across the nation, have experienced. By now you’ve had your Vacation Bible School, or most of you have. We’ve heard tremendously positive reports related to Vacation Bible School. We know, also, July is kinda vacation time. We […]

Helping Our Churches to be Safer Places

During recent days, newspaper articles from the Houston Chronicle have focused on reports about the mishandling of sexual abuse reports among some Southern Baptist congregations. Among the SBC family with more than 47,000 local churches, more than 15 million members and our 164-year history, even one report of sexual abuse is too many, and so is any […]