The words of “thanks” and “welcome”

“Thanks” and “welcome” are two words that have been echoing in my mind in recent days. During the last trustee board meeting for the University of Mobile, I used these words to describe the transition from president Mark Foley to incoming president Tim Smith. Mark Foley is completing his tenure at the university, and during […]

My Pledge to You!

I believe in a decision of rededication of one’s life to Christ. I have preached that conviction throughout my pastoral ministry. Several times in public worship services, I have publicly rededicated my life to Christ. Recently, while on a missions trip to various places in Europe, I had another such experience. It was a quiet, […]

Why is the ACP Important?

Asking such a question may sound a bit skeptical, or even cynical. Yet currently, more times than I can ever recall, the question is posed. My purpose is not to defend the Annual Church Profile — or ACP as it is commonly known — rather I would like to offer a brief perspective as to […]

Four Strategic Challenges

Little Hope or Big Hope? The following was a presentation to the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions on May 16, 2014, by State Missionary and Executive Director Rick Lance: Little Hope Baptist Church was the reported name of a church a friend of mine saw on a road sign while traveling in the open country of east […]