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  • Ala. Baptists spotlight CP, Samford relationship

    by Alabama Baptist staff, posted Tuesday, November 28, 2017 (one year ago)

    Photo by Maggie Walsh/courtesy of The Alabama Baptist
    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (BP) -- For several years, the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions (SBOM) has been leading the Alabama Baptist State Convention (ABSC) to move its budget toward a 50–50 split of funds with Southern Baptist Convention missions and ministry causes. What started out as a gradual goal was accomplished this year as Samford University in Birmingham withdrew from state convention funding, freeing up $3.5 million.

    With that in mind, messengers to the annual meeting Nov. 14-15 at Whitesburg Baptist Church, Huntsville, Ala., unanimously approved a $37 million budget for 2018 -- $3 million less than the current year's $40 million budget to be more in line with current giving receipts. Read More

  • Samford considers pro-LGBT student group

    by David Roach, posted Monday, May 01, 2017 (one year ago)

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP) -- A recommendation by Samford University's faculty to approve a pro-homosexual student group could have "serious implications ... for the relationship" between the university and the Alabama Baptist State Convention, according to a joint statement by the convention's president and the executive director of its State Board of Missions.

    Samford President Andrew Westmoreland told faculty in an April 28 email he hopes the university and state convention leaders "find meaningful ways to affirm beliefs regarding the authority of Scripture held by so many of us, while enabling us to ... Read More

  • Ala. Baptists approve office relocation

    by The Alabama Baptist staff, posted Tuesday, November 22, 2016 (2 years ago)

    Photo by Neisha Roberts
    PELL CITY, Ala. (BP) -- Approving the relocation of the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions' office and a flat $40 million Cooperative Program budget for 2017 topped business items addressed by messengers during their state convention annual meeting Nov. 15–16.

    Messengers also unanimously elected John Thweatt, pastor of First Baptist Church in Pell City, as president and adopted five resolutions, four of them related to social and religious issues. The convention theme for the 194th annual meeting was "Sent … Here, There and Everywhere." Read More

  • Ala. Baptists continue move toward parity

    by Grace Thornton, Jennifer Davis Rash & Bob Terry/The Alabama Baptist, posted Friday, November 20, 2015 (3 years ago)

    Photo by Neisha Roberts
    DAPHNE, Ala. (BP) -- Messengers to the Alabama Baptist State Convention annual meeting approved a 2016 Cooperative Program budget that brought state and national ministry allocations closer to parity. They also adopted a new offering aimed at helping fund Baptist missions work in state and expanded the role of the State Board of Missions executive committee. Read More

  • Ala. Baptists affirm BF&M 2000

    by Jennifer Davis Rash/Alabama Baptist, posted Monday, November 17, 2014 (4 years ago)

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP) -- Budgetary adjustments, the Baptist Faith and Message 2000 and three contested state convention officer races captured headlines for the annual meeting of the Alabama Baptist State Convention at Lakeside Baptist Church, Birmingham, Ala., Nov. 11–12. Read More